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CUA50920 Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging

CUA50920 Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging

National ID CUA50920 State ID BGR7

Learn to create powerful and effective images for a range of audiences and genres

This course blends theoretical and practical skills in photography and digital imaging.

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When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On campus.

Take your photography skills to new heights

A folio is required for entry into this course - see the  Entrance Requirements tab below for details and our "How to create your folio" video provides details about the types of images needed for the folio, and some general handy photography hints.

This course blends theoretical and practical skills in photography and digital imaging. You’ll learn to create powerful and effective images for a range of audiences and genres.

Our lecturers are industry professionals with ‘real world’ experience. You will develop a thorough understanding of photo design and theory around the changing nature of the creative industries, while developing your own style.

As part of your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to network with award winning professional photographers through a range industry events.

Watch How to create your Photography Portfolio on YouTube.

What our students have to say

I did the North Metropolitan TAFE photography course to put a current qualification to my career. It provided me with more than just a qualification; gaining skills and confidence in areas outside my niche. 

NMTAFE provided access to all sorts of equipment and opportunities to use and explore it in real life situations. Running a photographic business in today's saturated environment requires more than just taking nice pictures, and NMTAFE was a safe place to prepare a successful business.

Now I primarily shoot with local government and my local community where my qualifications are checked. Work is never boring, and every week I’m given new challenges. I might be photographing anything from councillors meeting the community, front line happenings, sports and events, architecture, landscapes, farms, businesses and weddings.

Rebecca DeVries | Fine Art Photography

Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE gave me with a solid foundation in photography while providing invaluable access to the industry.

If you want to become a professional photographer there is no better place to start your journey.

 Rachael Weir | Rachael Weir Photography

  • Produce professional photographic images
  • Digital processing and post production methods
  • Research and apply current photo imaging trends
  • Work within multiple photographic studios
  • Work with a range of the latest photographic equipment
  • Business applications
  • Liaise with clients and others working in the field

I have the following attributes:

  • Artistic and creative ability
  • An interest in working with digital and social platforms in a creative workplace
  • An desire to expand existing communication skills
  • An eye for detail
  • A visual and creative mind

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Semester 1, 2024


Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Perth
How On campus

Course fees

Indicative General fee $6,121.55
(Tuition fee* $5,471.55 + Resource fee $650.00 )

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822



National ID Unit title
CUAPHI532 Research and apply photo imaging trends and emerging technologies
CUAPHI533 Explore and apply photo lighting techniques
CUAPHI523 Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
CUAPHI531 Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice


National ID Unit title
CUAPPR511 Realise a body of creative work
CUAPPR414 Develop self as artist
CUAPOS412 Manage media assets
CUAPHI537 Produce media photo images
CUAPHI536 Provide photographic portrait services
CUADES512 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
CUAPHI535 Produce commercial photo images
CUADIG415 Produce innovative digital images
CUAPHI522 Plan and produce stock photo images
CUAPHI411 Capture images in response to a brief
CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
CUADIG518 Refine digital art techniques
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

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