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CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

National ID: CUA50915 State ID: AZM2
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Take your photography skills to new heights

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 photographic 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.

  • 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
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Required photography equipment

A quality DSLR or Mirrorless camera is preferred but not essential. Loan cameras are available for use but most students prefer to purchase their own equipment within the first semester.

The selection of camera equipment is a personal choice but if you require information on necessary features for cameras and other essential equipment our lecturing staff are available to help.

If you are unsure that your current camera is suitable, please use the course enquiry form below to contact our Head of Programs.

Other job titles may include:

  • Photographic Artist
  • Freelance photographer
  • Photographic assistant
  • Photojournalist
  • Digital laboratory operator
  • Sales consultant

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.


Study options and next steps

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Semester 1, 2022

Perth - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Perth
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $5,500.50 $235.00 $5,735.50

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). 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

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