Strengthen your creativity and develop technical skills to help you excel as a professional photographer. Build your knowledge across a range of photography styles and learn from industry experts in state-of-the-art facilities.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience setting up technical equipment for photo shoots
A sound understanding of digital software skills on Mac and PC
The skills to operate DSLR cameras, lenses and peripheral equipment
Understanding of correct work, health and safety protocols
Confidence working within legal guidelines and copyright legislation
A portfolio of your work
Skills and knowledge to start your own freelance business
A strong pathway to further study
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A portfolio demonstrating your photography and digital imaging work that demonstrates the application of technical skills and knowledge equivalent to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 4 or above
A resume outlining your experience in photography and digital imaging
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Completed the Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging
Design thinking ability
Excellent technical photography knowledge
Proven photography skills
Access to a digital SLR or Mirrorless camera that offers a manual exposure mode and can trigger studio flash lighting equipment, at least one zoom lens, and related basic photographic and data storage equipment
Experience in working with computers, including using image manipulation software
The ability to travel to off-site locations
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Photographer, Commercial photographer, Media/events photographer, Technical photographer (medical), Technical photographer (museum/library), Compositor and Digital retoucher
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 Units of competency, including 4 core and 13 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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