C4312 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Go to Enrolment Program Structures Search

Plan: C4312 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Photo Imaging
Qualification national code: CUV40411
Nominal hours: 890
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year- Full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
CRICOS code: 078281G

*Top of page

Purpose of the Program

The Certificate IV in Photo Imaging is designed to equip you with a broad range of photo imaging skills including lighting, image capture, enhancements, manipulation and output. The objective of the program is to develop your skills and knowledge of photo imaging through practical and theoretical exploration in areas including:

  • Colour theory
  • Design
  • Digital output and printing
  • Image capture
  • Lighting techniques

The program is skills based and industry focused and prepares you to work in studios or undertaking freelance or consultancy work. The focus of the program is to provide you with technical expertise in finished photography as well as to develop an understanding of concept development and the photographic process.

*Top of page

Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. Upon successful completion of the Cert IV in Photo Imaging, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the Diploma of Photo Imaging at RMIT University.



*Top of page

Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:  There are no minimum requirements.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites

Selection Requirements: Applicants must complete and submit a pre-selection kit. Applicants may be required to present their folio to a selection panel.

Please refer to the VTAC guide for additional information.

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 530 (TWE 3.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 71 with minimum of 17 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 42 (no band less than 36)

Refer to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/


*Top of page

External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in photoimaging, however, this program is informed by and strongly connected with industry. The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is Australia's leading membership association for the professional photography community and student membership is available to those studying the Certificate IV in Photoimaging at RMIT.  This enables students to attend AIP events and to enter national and international competitions.

The Program Advisory Committee, a group of industry professionals reflecting the range of aspects of photimaging provide input and guidance to the development and delivery of this program. Courses within the program are taught by people with extensive industry experience and background.

*Top of page

Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

*Top of page

Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT  www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

*transition to tertiary study and learning 
*study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant 
*enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form
of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 
*career development and employment 
*living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 
*opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad 
*opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance. 

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students



*Top of page
[Next: Learning outcomes]