This qualification reflects the role of people who apply a broad range of skills in photo imaging, including lighting, image capture, enhancements and manipulation and output. They work in job roles, such as:
photo lab technician
photo store specialist
Vocational outcomes at this level are almost exclusively digital and this should be reflected in training and assessment for this qualification. Analog equipment and processes are used to support this as required.
Total number of units = 15
10 core units plus
5 elective units
The elective units consist of:
2 units from the list of elective units below
of the remaining 3 units:
up to 3 may be from the list of elective units below
up to 3 may be from Certificate III or above in any currently endorsed Training Package
up to 2 may be from an accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma level.
The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.
BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief
People may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
This qualification prepares people for work as a photographer or prolab assistant and for learning at higher levels in qualifications such as CUV50411 Diploma of Photo Imaging. Pathways to careers in areas such as screen and media and design are also relevant.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the visual arts, craft and design industries for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification
clarifying specifications of a brief with colleagues/clients
passing on key safety information to colleagues
clarifying purpose of a multimedia product
networking within the photo imaging and related industry sectors
working collaboratively as a team member in a photo imaging and multimedia environment
modifying techniques to achieve desired outcome
identifying safety issues and reporting them to appropriate person
refining ideas to incorporate feedback from others
Initiative and enterprise
generating a range of visual design and communication ideas in response to a brief
using knowledge of the photo imaging industry to enhance the quality of work
Planning and organising
undertaking research to inform the development of products and services
organising work tasks to ensure safety
researching work opportunities
identifying techniques and processes required to produce desired effects
sourcing and analysing information to inform photo imaging practice
planning, setting up and dismantling a photo image shoot
maintaining workplace documentation
following workplace procedures, particularly in relation to OHS
maintaining personal safety standards
planning a career in photo imaging
challenging oneâ€™s own ideas and approaches
improving skills and knowledge through experimentation
keeping up-to-date with industry developments
using practice, feedback and discussion and evaluation opportunities to continuously improve skills and knowledge
using the internet for research
using a range of digital imaging software applications
using digital cameras
applying information on technological advances in day-to-day work activities