1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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7298-11 Photographic Developer and Printer

Develops photographic film and makes prints using fully automatic machines or by separate processes.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • prepares exposed film for different processing batches in dark rooms or dark chambers
  • adjusts settings and runs automatic developing machines
  • inspects developed negatives, and adjusts settings on print-making machines to produce required number, size and type of prints
  • scans images onto electronic media
  • checks and replenishes chemicals, print paper, and water supply, heating and cooling systems
  • monitors and tests photographic processors and printing equipment and maintains operational standards
  • may prepare chemical solutions for different techniques and effects
  • may develop black and white by separate processes and operate enlargers
  • may develop motion picture film

Specialisations:
Copy Camera Operator
Dark Room Attendant
Film Process Operator
Microfiche Reproduction Operator
Photographic Enlarger Operator
Silver Recovery Operator
Slide Developer

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