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Photography Institute

CATC photography institute

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Qualification Title DIPLOMA OF PHOTO IMAGING/td>
Qualification Code CUV50411
Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Full-time blended*
Part-time blended*
Full-time online
Part-time online

*Blended (face to face on campus plus facilitated online)

Study options – Overseas students

Full-time blended*

*Blended (face to face on campus plus facilitated online)

Start Dates

February, May, September

7 intake dates per year

Course Length Full-time - 1 year (on campus only)
Part-time - 2 years (on campus and online)
Entry Requirements

A portfolio of creative photo images; and

A short questionnaire about the photo imaging industry. (refer to your CATC Course and Careers Advisor for more information and support for enrolment procedures).

For international applicants equivalent IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.0

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students VET-FEE HELP
For full fee paying students, payment options are also available.
Course study requirements

Full-time blended* -

3 trimesters, 20hrs p/w (15hrs on-campus, 5hrs online)

Part-time blended* -
6 trimesters. Trimester 1, 3, 5 - 8 hrs p/w (6hrs on-campus, 2hrs online). Trimester 2, 4, 6 - 12hrs p/w (6hrs on-campus, 6hrs online).

Full-time online – 3 trimesters, 20hrs p/w.

Part time online - 6 trimesters.
Trimester 1, 3, 5 - 8hrs p/w.
Trimester 2, 4, 6 - 12hrs p/w.

Assessment Competency based assessment - demonstrated skills and knowledge, practical and written projects, and presentations.

Sydney Campus
Brisbane Campus
Melbourne Campus
Online Learning

Delivered by CATC Design School
Accrediting body Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) CRICOS Course Code 076752J
Training Package details:
Units of Competency: Download

Why study the Diploma of Photo Imaging?

This course prepares you for an action-packed career working as a commercial photographer. It teaches you the essentials of photo imaging from shooting styles, lighting set-up and image capture, to digital SLR cameras, digital software enhancement and medium format. You'll learn how to use a range of specialised and technical competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate photo imaging services. And you'll discover ways to prepare, store and maintain finished work, integrate colour theory and design processes and capture images from a brief.

Areas of photo imaging work include fashion, sport, wedding, portrait, social, photojournalism, magazine and freelance, landscape and architecture, food and product and advertising. You can certainly travel the world with this profession!

Career Outcomes

With this qualification, you'll have the technical skills and experience to communicate your conceptual and creative visions through the medium of photography. You could snap up a great freelance photography job in any of the following these areas:

    • Commercial photography
    • Advertising photography
    • Fashion and Glamour photography
    • Sports photography
    • Portrait photography
    • Magazine photography
    • Travel and Adventure photography
    • Food and Product photography
    • Architectural photography
    • News Photo Journalism
    • Documentary photography
    • Wedding Photography
    • Photo Technician
    • Image Manipulation/Remediation



      • CUVPHI516A Research the role/use of photo image in visual communication
      • CUVPHI517A Research and exploit photo imaging trends
      • CUVPHI529A Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
      • CUVDIG401A Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images
      • CUVPHI518A Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting
      • CUVDIG501A Refine digital art techniques
      • CUVPHI521A Produce commercial photo images
      • CUVPHI522A Provide domestic portrait services
      • CUVPHI523A Produce media photo images
      • CUVPHI527A Make illustrative images for publication and display
      • CUVPHI525A Plan, capture and exploit visual art photo images
      • CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
      • CUAIND401A Extend expertise in specialist field
      • CUFPOS402A Manage media assets
      • CUVACD512A Work with photomedia in creative practice
      • CUVPRP503A Present a body of own creative work
      • CUVGRD504A Create and manipulate graphics

      Entry Requirements

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