Course Title: Employ specialised imaging technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5384 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

Course Title: Employ specialised imaging technologies

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Nat Bates

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will explore and use specialised imaging technologies and their application in photo imaging practice to better understand imagery as part of graphic design and visual communication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPHI504 Employ specialised imaging technologies


1. Research range of specialised imaging technologies

2. Test and evaluate attributes of specialised imaging technologies

3. Create body of work using specialised imaging technologies

Learning Outcomes

On  completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • create a body of photo images experimenting with, and applying, specialised imaging technologies around a specific theme or subject matter
  • document specialised imaging processes for use in future contexts
  • evaluate own performance for improvement

You will be able to:

  • describe a range of specialised imaging technologies, their attributes and their applications
  • outline the history of the development of photo imaging technologies
  • explain the opportunities offered by imaging technology to represent the subject matter in different ways
  • explain the health and safety considerations associated with imaging technology.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.