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 9.3 out of 10 based on 430 reviews.

  • Bessie O'Connor

  • 3 days ago

A great course

This course is worth every cent if you are willing to work hard and put the theory from the modules...

  • Marleigh

  • 13 days ago

I think this is a great course and I am…

I think this is a great course and I am learning tons!! The Facebook pages and people on them are...

  • Vicki

  • 14 days ago

The support shown throughout this…

The support shown throughout this course - both from the tutors and other students - has been a stand-out for...

  • Gilbert T

  • 24 days ago

It Is a very good designed course

It Is a very good designed course , was very amazed at how well it takes you through the stages...

  • Chris Mudge

  • 24 days ago

A great course for any photographer

The flexibility, content and structure of this course was perfect for me. If you can't commit to attending a class...

  • Lucy H

  • 25 days ago

A very helpful course with fun…

A very helpful course with fun assignments. My tutor always leaves detailed explanations of the areas I struggled in and...

  • Dean James

  • 25 days ago

Great course content

Great course content, fast positive feedback from tutors, recommend this course to anyone that is self taught, surprising how much...

  • Aaron reynen

  • 29 days ago

Awesome

Been a great, fun and informative course, the tutors responses have been helpful and wonderful

  • Jimena Taracena

  • 32 days ago

I had zero experience with cameras and…

I had zero experience with cameras and photography, and I am learning so quick and my skills are improving so...

  • Kimberley Healey

  • 39 days ago

The whole corse has been an amazing and…

The whole corse has been an amazing and supportive experience with quick, well thought out feedback.. my confidence grows with...

  • Tyron

  • 46 days ago

An excellent course with very…

An excellent course with very achievable goals and great support from the tutors. Highly really recommended for people starting out...

  • Jenny Simpson

  • 53 days ago

After doing short courses & community…

After doing short courses & community college courses I learned the basics, doing this course, all the bits & pieces...

  • Tracy George

  • 55 days ago

This course has challenged me and my…

This course has challenged me and my photography in so many ways and am so glad I kept going. I...

  • Luke Musgrave

  • 64 days ago

An outstanding course for anyone serious about photography.

This is a really excellent course for anybody looking to make a step change in their photography skills. The course...

  • Marcus Raven

  • 64 days ago

One of the best!!!

Great tutorials, great tutors.

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 studying the Certificate Course are provided up to 12 months to complete their studies. Students studying the Diploma Course are provided up to 18 months 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.
Jodie Watson

Moe, Victoria

Halfway through this course I took a gamble and applied a for a job at Satin Edge Photography. A small business in a small but expanding town which I live close, to learn more.

The lady who interviewed me recognised this course as she completed it herself and I got the job as an apprentice photographer!!!

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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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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
RTO Code: 45423

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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