The Professional Photography Courses

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Features 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

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect with over 20,000 students worldwide

Product Discounts

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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

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 688 reviews.

  • Jacinta Davies

  • 01/12/2022

Defiantly worth enrolling!

The Photography Institute has been amazing to study photography, the course content is useful, practical and easy to understand, the...

  • Lidija

  • 06/11/2022

This course has been a great resource

This course has been a great resource. I have found it easy to follow and understand. George has given great...

  • Jenny Gahan

  • 24/10/2022

Photography course

Course notes are comprehensive and practical. Feedback on assignments is thorough and very helpful.

  • Trevor Vivian

  • 12/10/2022

This Module was good and stretched me

This Module was good and stretched me. Overall the course is very good and my tutor also very helpful. The only...

  • Breanna

  • 29/09/2022

My experience with The Photography Institute

Overall my experience with The Photography Institute has been fantastic. It’s been a great course so far and I have...

  • Skye

  • 28/09/2022

Just the first module of this course…

Just the first module of this course has taught me more than all the years I have been dabbling on...

  • Priyanka Singh

  • 21/09/2022

Great tutor and great student support.

Lucky to have Mr Steven Vote as my tutor , he is great. PI has an awesome student support which...

  • Casey Byford

  • 16/09/2022

I have enjoyed my course

I have enjoyed my course, the instructor is only an email away for help, I can work at my own...

  • Ladka Kurzrock

  • 14/09/2022

I’ve just finished module 10 of this…

I’ve just finished module 10 of this professional photography course. So far, this course has offered me a great and...

  • Paul O'Connor

  • 11/09/2022

The Photography Institute Professional Photography Certificate Course

The Photography Institute Professional Photography Course is very well constructed and offers an excellent balance of theory and practical application...

  • Joanna Mayfield

  • 10/09/2022

Great Experience

I was looking for a photography course that would expand my skills and knowledge, that is user friendly and would...

  • Johanna S.

  • 05/09/2022

Mastering a Digital Camera

I have finally started to master a digital camera in all its different settings. The assignments for each module are...

  • Juan Carlos Osma

  • 05/09/2022

Great experience

I love the experience of learning the most and you guys make it very easy to receive all the knowledge. Thank...

  • Natalie Anderton

  • 05/09/2022

Well rounded course

Great course, learning a lot, areas I wish to learn more about is Art Photography and Printing elements.

  • Paulo Ricardo P Deoliveira

  • 27/08/2022

A pleasant photography journey.

It’s been a great journey and experience, so far. The method of apprenticeship is amazing; pretty didactic, clear and enthusiastic....

Certificate and Diploma 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 nationally accredited CUA50920 - Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging, 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 assignments. The courses are designed to be self-paced. Students enrolled in the Certificate Course are provided with 12 months to complete the course. Students enrolled in the nationally accredited Diploma Course are provided with 18 months to complete the course. Extensions are available if required.

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Advanced Modules

Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in photography by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and 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

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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 I

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.

Julian Watt

Julian is an established, conceptual advertising photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Clients work with him because he’s versatile, a wizard with light, has never had to do a reshoot and always makes it look easy.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Mark Lancaster

Cairns, QLD

I knew very little about photography when I started the course, but as I worked through the modules, my knowledge and skills grew. This course has pushed me out of my comfort zone, and it was the best thing that could have happened to me.

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Fiona Sexton

Melbourne, VIC

I chose the Diploma over the Certificate as I was looking for a career change and the Diploma offered more business content as well as photography content. Looking back now, it is amazing to see how far I have come. I was able to do the course in my own time and still look after 3 young kids.

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Tracie Hartley

Port Macquarie, NSW

Really comprehensive and detailed learning material and quick turnaround with marking of assignments.

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Nicole Peters

Shepparton, VIC

I decided to complete this course when I decided to turn my hobby into a career.

Studying while also working, I have gained so much skill and knowledge. I can see the difference between my photographs from the start of the course to the images that I am now able to produce.

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Abigail Louise Bradbury

Sunbury, VIC

I signed up for the Diploma course to increase my ability, certainly, but also to build my confidence. Somewhere along the way, this has happened; I have started to believe in myself and have begun to create images of a consistently professional standard.

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Cameron Crisafio

Fremantle, WA

Since completing the course, I now have so much more knowledge about my camera and the photographic process required to take great images.

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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

$45.79

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

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Nationally Accredited Diploma Course Fees

RTO Code 45423

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* An initial Deposit of 50% will be taken at enrolment, and the course fee balance will be deducted after 4 weeks.

Weekly Plan

48 Weekly Payments

$2,999.00

$62.48

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Monthly Plan

12 Monthly Payments

$2,999.00

$249.92

per month

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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 courses in over 30 countries around the world.

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