The Professional Photography Courses

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Benefits of the Courses

The Professional Photography Courses are provided online.
You study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

Certificate and Diploma Courses

Cutting edge online courses in Professional Photography

Leading Photographers

Leading photographers contribute their knowledge

24/7 Support

24 Hour student support

Exclusive Facebook Group

Exclusive Facebook group with over 10,000 students worldwide

Product Discounts

Discounts on Adobe products

Payment Options

Flexible payment options

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Guarantee

7 Day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

Excellent

Rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 404 reviews.

  • Katrina

  • 1 day ago

A photography course that fits into your schedule

I love the easy pace of the course which I can fit around work and life! The content contains basic...

  • Mark E Hemming

  • 1 day ago

Fantastic

Excellent course, well worth the investment. Yes, there are free courses on YouTube etc, but this one really focuses you...

  • Nathan P

  • 3 days ago

Great Course

Great Course, Great Teachers, Very Enjoyable.

  • Sussann Burch

  • 10 days ago

This course is amazing

This course is amazing! It is jam packed with so much advice to help you in whatever style of photography...

  • Kerry

  • 17 days ago

Highly recommend!

I am up to Module 7 and so far I am really enjoying the course. I have learnt so much...

  • ALISON YATES

  • 22 days ago

The content of each module is a…

The content of each module is a building block, teaching the student to understand both the theory and the practical...

  • Tibor Udvary

  • 34 days ago

An excellent,versatile course for all…

An excellent,versatile course for all levels of photography from beginner to enthusiast amateur or professionals that encourages the participants to...

  • Benedicto Abacon

  • 39 days ago

Modules are amazing

Modules are amazing! it really helps me a lot in becoming a great photographer.

  • Rachael Delaney

  • 41 days ago

I find my tutors feedback to be…

I find my tutors feedback to be extremely helpful and informative. I’m really enjoying the course so far and learning...

  • Lorna

  • 51 days ago

This course helped and encoraged me to…

This course helped and encoraged me to use my camera in manual mode. The course was very informative and discussed...

  • Joelle Jacobs

  • 52 days ago

fun, great learning for all levels

fun, easy learning and no pressure which is great. Your tutor is always on hand (within reason) to help you...

  • Katie McKenna

  • 54 days ago

I feel the course was concise

I feel the course was concise, detailed and well supported

  • Julie Earles

  • 54 days ago

If you are thinking of doing this…

If you are thinking of doing this course, just do it! Challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone....

  • Rob

  • 60 days ago

Excellent course

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and have learned so much. Comparing my photos now to the ones I was taking...

  • Bessie O'Connor

  • 61 days ago

The course provides so many practical…

The course provides so many practical and theoretical opportunities to develop your photography skills and knowledge. It is extremely challenging...

The Courses

Our cutting-edge professional photography courses are written and directed by some of the best working photographers in their field. The aim of the courses is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional photographer or as a keen hobbyist. Both versions of our course, the Certificate Course and the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging - CUA50915, are up-to-date and comprehensive, covering every aspect of photography.

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Course Outlines

The Professional Photography Courses are delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The courses are designed to be self-paced. Students are provided up to one year to complete their studies.

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Advanced Modules

Students also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of Photography through the purchasing of Advanced Modules that are available to students who have demonstrated a strong foundation knowledge of Photography. These are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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The Institute

The Photography Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study courses in photography using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

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Accreditation

We are accredited and recognised by

In a partnership with UNICEF, we at the institute are donating $5.00 from each enrolment to the children in the Syria crisis. This money will help to provide a safe education to the children in war-torn Syria.UNICEF’s aim this year is to assist in providing a formal and safe education for 1.2 million children in Syria. This includes the provision of facilities, school furniture, qualified teachers, rehabilitation, safe learning environments, and learning materials.We are very privileged to be working with UNICEF towards this goal.

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The Authors

Our authors have an enormous wealth of knowledge in all aspects of photography, both practical and theoretical.

George Seper

George began his photographic career in New York City in the early 1970s and has gone on to forge an illustrious career where his work has appeared in countless publications worldwide.

Yvette Worboys

Yvette Worboys has been authoring and teaching photography in the Australian VET sector since 2008 and has been published and exhibited over the last 15 years both nationally and internationally.

Julian Watt

Julian is an established, conceptual advertising photographer, that has won many international awards. Julian also has many years of experience authoring and tutoring materials in the Australian VET sector.

Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Yvette Worboys
Yvette has over 20 years of experience in both graphic design and photography with interests in the arts from an early age.
Justin Aitken
Justin has had his work published in many magazines, books, and websites. He has photographed international & local celebrities and acts, including Metallica, Santana, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop and Coldplay.
George Seper

Internationally respected, George Seper has been photographing food for over 30 years.

Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a photographer, director, twice published author, mentor, fine artist, and filmmaker.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Jennifer Turner

Fremantle, WA

I feel I have grown as a photographer and have been encouraged positively all the way. I am still developing my skills and would definitely be keen to take up an advanced module. I would highly recommend this course.

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Louise Moloney

Armstrong Creek, QLD

I look at things differently not just when I have my camera - lights, shadows, patterns, highlights and such and think how I would capture them.

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Joshua Madden

Sydney, NSW

I can say with confidence that I would definitely recommend this course for aspiring photographers or even amateur photographers that just want to become better at using their camera.

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Courtney Raper

Avalon, NSW

George Seper is ingenious! I have not studied since 2005 so I wasn't sure how I would fair but he made this course a delight to read, all the while you are learning invaluable information and at times laughing along as you go!

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Daniel Ragusa

Brisbane, QLD

This course is an excellent and professional course and for anyone looking to start a career or hobby in photography. I highly recommend this course with PI and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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Stephen Savage

Sydney, NSW

If you are looking for a course to build your photography skill for hobby or profession, I would strongly recommend The Photography Institute. This course has opened my eyes to a much broader world of photography. Take the plunge!!

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Student Portfolios

All of our students are provided a free portfolio website to display their work.

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options

Certificate Course Fees

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24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

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Accredited Diploma Course Fees

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Weekly Plan

48 Weekly Payments

$2,999.00

$62.48

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Monthly Plan

12 Monthly Payments

$2,999.00

$249.92

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The Photography Institute

4407/4 Daydream Street
Warriewood NSW 2102

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

We offer our course in over 30 countries around the world.

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