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The qualification will give you a solid understanding of how to light and capture images to suit any style or situation. You will learn basic photography fundamentals including assessing correct and optimal exposures, simple and sophisticated lighting, digital image capture and manipulation, and professional wet processing/hand printing using colour and black and white film. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the construction of an image, elemental graphic design, digital asset management, colour management, folio production, business, finance and marketing. Course details

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South Bank

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 Katie Hagan

Diploma of Graphic Design

I fell in love with Australia when I first visited the country on a tourist visa four years ago. I realised there wouldn't be a better place to advance my education and marketing portfolio. I’ve previously worked in marketing but my dream job is to own my very own graphic design business. TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dreams by developing my understanding of several graphic design programs and by providing hands on training in several different print mediums. My teachers are leaders in their industry and provide practical training giving me valuable knowledge and skills I can use in my professional career.

Katie Hagan
Diploma of Graphic Design
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast



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Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

090488C South Bank Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
  • A Portfolio is to be submitted upon application. In approx 250 words explain why you want to be a photographer and what are your expectations of the course. Submit all requirements in an A4 folder with plastic sleeves. Your folio should demonstrate your skill in communicating and composing images with a camera.It is acceptable for the images to be processed and printed commercially. Please indicate if the work has been processed and printed by you.

    Include 10-15 black and white or colour images.

    There are 5 set and 10 optional topics. Set topics:

    1. A character portrait of a family member or friend.
    2. A landscape or architectural image.
    3. An advertising image that would be used to sell a product.
    4. An abstract design / composition.
    5. A self-portrait / self -image.

Please identify each set topic. Plus 5 - 10 photographic images of your choice. 

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • All students are expected to have a 35mm DSLR camera with two interchangeable lens and a colour checker passport which they use with their camera.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 17 units:
Core Competencies: 3
Elective Competencies: 14

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUVPHI516A Research the role and use of the photo image in visual communication Core
CUVPHI529A Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace Core
CUVPHI517A Research and exploit photo imaging trends Core
CUVACD512A Work with photomedia in creative practice Elective
BSBCRT501A Originate and develop concepts Elective
CUVPHI527A Make illustrative images for publication and display Elective
CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis Elective
CUVPRP502A Prepare for sustainable professional practice Elective
CUVPHI525A Plan, capture and exploit visual art photo images Elective
CUVPHI520A Produce an innovative presentation of professional work Elective
CUVPHI521A Produce commercial photo images Elective
CUVPHI524A Make wedding photo imaging products Elective
CUVPHI523A Produce media photo images Elective
CUVPHI518A Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting Elective
CUVPHI522A Provide domestic portrait services Elective
CUVPHI528A Plan, capture and exploit stock photo images Elective
CUVDIG401A Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $16,000 1 Year

Additional costs

Students are required to have access to or own a professional quality digital 35mm SLR camera for the duration of the qualification. Cameras must have a full-frame sensor with manual capability as well as either a range of lenses or at least two quality zooms covering wide angle (24mm) to telephoto (200mm). For the purpose of the qualification the Nikon D800/D600 or Canon 5D meet the minimum standards required.

Students are also required to have access to a computer with Word and Adobe Photoshop and a portable hard disk (USB). Applicants need to be aware that additional sundry materials and equipment could cost up to $5,000.

For more information on equipment and text books required please call 13 72 48 for more information.

Outcome

CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Job prospects

  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographers
  • Photographic Developer And Printer
  • Photographer's Assistant

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

 Katie Hagan

Diploma of Graphic Design

I fell in love with Australia when I first visited the country on a tourist visa four years ago. I realised there wouldn't be a better place to advance my education and marketing portfolio. I’ve previously worked in marketing but my dream job is to own my very own graphic design business. TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dreams by developing my understanding of several graphic design programs and by providing hands on training in several different print mediums. My teachers are leaders in their industry and provide practical training giving me valuable knowledge and skills I can use in my professional career.

Katie Hagan
Diploma of Graphic Design
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 17 March 2017

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