This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with any type of photomedia professional creative practice. It applies to individuals who work in many media and disciplines and use photomedia for the creative presentation or documentation of work, or to create parts or the whole of a finished work. It may include still images, film, video, music or interactive content. This unit does not address the specialised skills needed by photo imaging professionals. 

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - use research and analysis of traditional and contemporary photomedia practice to inform own work; - investigate and test performance of photomedia tools to refine ideas; - produce a coherent body of photomedia work using well-developed conceptual and technical skills; - apply safe work practices for the technologies being used, and; - assess the success of finished work to meet creative and technical project objectives. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - discuss the range of traditional, current and emerging options for the use of photomedia in creative practice; - describe traditional and contemporary issues that inform the use of photomedia in creative practice; - identify intellectual property issues and legislation that affect the use of photomedia, and; - detail the workplace health and safety requirements for working with photomedia.

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