CUA41120 Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging

Love Photography? Become a Certified Photographer or Digital Retoucher

Transform your passion into a profession with the CUA41120 Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging. Learn the art of photography and digital imaging for a creative career.

Illustration of a family photo session: A family of four sits comfortably on a bed in a cozy, well-decorated room while a photographer, standing to the right, captures the moment with a professional camera and lighting equipment.
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Study for a minimum of 24 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months.
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Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Assistant Technician Photo Production 
  • Compositor 
  • Digital Retoucher 
  • Freelance Photographer 
  • Photo-Equipment Sales Assistant 
  • Photographer’s Assistant 
  • Sole Trader in photographic products and services

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Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

Camera Requirements

You can own any type of camera that has the capability to change lenses, including but not limited to DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and other interchangeable lens systems. Additionally, due to the increasing popularity and advancements in phone cameras and their potential for creating compelling photographs, participants are encouraged to utilise their phone cameras throughout the course.

Do I Have to Pay Additional for the Adobe Creative Suite?

Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is not typically free for students. However, Adobe offers special pricing and discounts for students and educators through its Adobe Creative Cloud for Education program. This program provides access to the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud applications at a discounted rate. 

To take advantage of student pricing, you usually need to provide proof of your enrolment in Open Colleges, such as a valid student ID or enrolment confirmation. It's recommended to visit the Adobe website or contact Adobe customer support for the most up-to-date information on student pricing and eligibility.

About The Course

Capture Your Future: Transform Passion into Profession with Photography and Digital Imaging

Are you passionate about capturing moments and telling stories through images? Do you dream of turning your photography hobby into a thriving career? Are you ready to take your digital imaging skills to the next level? The CUA41120 Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging is your gateway to mastering the art and science of photography, opening doors to a world where your creativity knows no bounds.

This nationally recognised course is designed to equip you with a profound understanding of traditional and contemporary photography techniques. Dive into an array of essential units, including 'Explore the Descriptive and Emotive Nature of Photo Imaging,' 'Produce Commercial Photo Images,' and 'Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques.' Each module is crafted to ensure you gain hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge, setting a solid foundation for your photography journey.

Beyond technical skills, this course also delves into the creative aspects of photography and digital imaging. You'll learn to 'Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends,' 'Develop and Discuss Ideas for Own Creative Work,' and 'Explore the Use of Colour in Creative Work.' These units are designed to refine your artistic eye, enabling you to create visually stunning and conceptually strong images.

Upon completion of this course, a multitude of career paths await. Graduates often find themselves thriving as Professional Photographers, Digital Imaging Specialists, Photo Editors, or even starting their own photography business. Ready to turn your passion for photography into a professional career? Don't wait any longer to start your journey. Enquire now about the CUA41120 Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging, and take the first step towards a future where your creativity and skills set the stage for success!


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