Course Title: Select and organise finished work for storage

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART6273C

Course Title: Select and organise finished work for storage

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4312 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Jessie DiBlasi

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will gain skills and knowledge required to select finished creative work for storage, to assess storage needs, and to protect and maintain work in storage.
People working in all areas of arts practice apply the skills and knowledge described in this unit. They could be responsible for selecting and organising the storage of finished works in their own practice, at an artist-run studio, or in a gallery, exhibition space or educational institution.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP403A Select and organise finished work for storage


1. Assess finished works for storage

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine criteria for selecting finished works to be stored
1.2 Select works for storage based on criteria
1.3 Assess storage needs of selected works, taking into account their condition and nature


2. Organise storage of finished works

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and select appropriate protective materials and conditions for storage
2.2 Ensure that correct procedures are followed to prepare works for storage
2.3 Ensure that works are safely stored in allocated or selected storage spaces


3. Maintain stored works

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Maintain accurate and complete records of stored finished work
3.2 Protect confidential information and adhere to copyright requirements in the storage of records
3.3 Monitor and review condition of work in storage according to its specific requirements
3.4 Make adjustments to storage arrangements as required

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to capture images using a standard digital stills camera.

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities & out-of-class activities

List of possibilities include:
• lectures
• guest lecturers
• group discussion
• online research
• workshopping
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• class exercises to review discussions/lecture

Teaching Schedule


WeekClass contentAssessment DueElements

Course Outline, Assessment & Introduction

How to assess finished works for storage


Guest Lecture/Excursion (Assistants)

3Summative topic selection and group task breakdown Formative 01 1-3
4Guest Lecture/Excursion (Editorial/Architecture/Music Photographers) 1-3
5Group Research 


6Guest Lecture/Excursion (Photojournalist/Fine Art Photographer)  1-3
7Group Research  1-3
8Summative 01 Presentations and reportSummative 01 1-3
9Summative 01 Presentations and reportSummative 01 1-3
10Summative 01 Presentations and reportSummative 01 1-3
11Guest Lecture/Excursion (Folio makers/photographic studio) 1-3



Archiving and software workflow review

13 review/feedback session 1-3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information and links/useful resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course include: an oral test and an essay on an area of archival photographic processes

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.


Form small groups (5 students maximum) and select your research topic for Summative 01. Present a breakdown of your topic and the allocation of group tasks. To be presented in class.

Due in Class: Week 3

In groups of 5, choose an archival topic to research. Develop a presentation (PowerPoint + digital handout) to present to the class. Your research topic must be approved BEFORE proceeding.

Presentation and report due in Class Week 8-10

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Email and Blackboard will be used outside of class hours for all communication regarding the course. Students need to check their emails and Blackboard at least once every day. Appointments with the teachers need to be organised via email.

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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