International Course Info

Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

  • National Code: CUA50915
  • CRICOS Code: 090485F

This qualification is for people who want to work as a practitioner in the photo imaging sector. You will gain a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised and technical competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate photo imaging services.

  • The qualification applies to a range of industry contexts, including commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography, where you are required to: interpret photo imaging assignment briefs from a range of clients
  • consult with clients to refine objectives of photo imaging assignments
  • select appropriate technologies and workflows, to capture images, including type of camera, image recording media, lighting, post-capture processing and outputs
  • work from a studio or in a range of locations
  • employ aesthetic, conceptual, compositional and technical skills to realise outcomes
  • use a range of traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies when preparing, capturing and distributing image products.

Subject area: Photoimaging

Course code:
Course fee:
A$11,450 - A$11,790
1 Year


  • While there is no formal academic entry requirement for this course, it is recommended applicants have completed year 12 or equivalent.
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent

    FOR 2019

    Kingswood Total course fee: A$11,450 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2020

    Campbelltown Total course fee: A$11,790 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Kingswood Total course fee: A$11,790 Enrol: Feb , Apr , Jul , Oct


    To receive the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.





    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    Working as a practitioner in the photo imaging industry in a range of industry contexts, including:

    • art photographer
    • commercial/ advertising photographer
    • domestic portrait photographer
    • fashion photographer
    • industrial/ architectural photographer
    • media photographer
    • sports photographer
    • technical photographer (museum/ library/ gallery)
    • technical photographer (scientific/ medical/ forensic)
    • wedding photographer