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Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development (Photography)

National ID: CUA60415 | State ID: AB55

Put the focus on the world around you

You'll build upon your knowledge in a variety of photographic genres, including domestic, commercial, scientific and artistic creativity with this Advanced Diploma qualification.
Please note: Completion of CUA50915 AZM2 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging (or equivalent) is necessary to gain entry to this Advanced Diploma course.

North Metro TAFE's lecturing staff are closely involved with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (and other professional bodies) and you'll be encouraged to participate on both a state and national level with events run by them. A large number of our students, past and present have taken up membership with these professional bodies who only accept industry competent practioners as members.

NMT has been awarded AIPP's 2017 Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year.

Gain these skills
  • Creative practice business skills
  • Exhibition photgraphy
  • Studio and portrait photography techniques
  • Manage copyright
  • Liaise with clients
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Artistic and creative ability
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Enthusiasm for experimenting with different techniques
  • Good communication skills

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Design innovative products   CUADES601 AWJ141
Ensure a safe workplace BSBWHS501 AUM01
Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge  CUAIND502 AWI70
Manage copyright arrangements CUACMP501 AWJ56

Elective Units 


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Establish and refine photo imaging post production techniques  PHOPIP602A AW718
Liaise with client to provide portrait services   PHOCPS604A AW720
Collaborate in professional creative projects CUAPPR602 AWH18
Obtain and manage sponsorship SITXMPR006 AWQ18
Evolve ideas for professional creative work CUAPPR605 AWH15
Originate a body of independent creative work CUAPPR601  AWH19
Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level CUAPPR606  AWH14 
Produce commercial images in a studio environment  PHOSTU601A AW717 
Develop illustrative skills within a photo imaging professional practice   PHOPIP605A  AW721 
Publicly present a body of own creative work  CUAPPR604  AWH16 
Engage in the business of creative practice  CUAPPR603  AWH17
Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media  CUAACD602  AWK13 

Creative abilities on display at Yagan Square

Students snap up photography awards

Photography students capture national success

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Course Overview

WhereNorthbridge Building 6

One year (2 semesters) full time.

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
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Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


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Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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Please note, fees are subject to change.

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