Course Title: Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213 Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Title: Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term2 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Mark Boyle

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9173

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is designed to equip students with the skills to use photographic equipment and materials specifically in the context of textile design and production.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil Pre-requisites

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI05A Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent


1 Operate the camera
1.1 Identify and select appropriate camera for specific purposes
1.2 Safely operate the camera
2 Experiment with techniques to capture photographic images
2.1 Identify and select appropriate techniques for the photographic subject matter
2.2 Identify and select correct lenses and accessories for the photographic subject
2.3 Select and use appropriate controls to effect image capture and to ensure correct exposure
2.4 Test techniques to achieve changes to subject appearance as required
3 Review images
3.1 Use equipment correctly to process and output the image
3.2 Evaluate results to ensure correct exposure and the desired outcome for the subject matter
3.3 Accurately document the processes and outcomes in accordance with workplace procedures
4 Restore equipment
4.1 Clean and prepare equipment for storage, using cleaning materials safely
4.2 Store equipment in accordance with workplace procedures

1. Operate the camera

2. Experiment with techniques
to capture photographic

3. Review images

4. Restore equipment

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students should be able to understand and use manual controls on a digital camera, and upload images to a computer for basic processing.

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including a folio of photographs, recording of relevant information (diary), research and online quizzes.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.

Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.

All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.

Electronic submission is the preferred mode. All work must be submitted to the online Gallery, and the class Wiki. There are three assessment quizzes on Blackboard.