The Professional Photography Courses

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

As our courses are offered 100% online, all of our courses are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff is working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.

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

24 hour student support

Exclusive Facebook Group

Exclusive Facebook group with over 20,000 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 4.7 out of 5 based on 518 reviews.

  • Glenda Pearson

  • 4 days ago

The quality and detail of the lessons…

The quality and detail of the lessons is excellent. Discussion of various topics is in depth. I have done a...

  • Tony Ahern

  • 6 days ago

I have found both the content of the…

I have found both the content of the course to date (after completing the first six modules) excellent as is...

  • Ren

  • 6 days ago

I found the course to be very helpfully…

I found the course to be very helpfully in gaining better photography

  • Brian Peter Groughan

  • 7 days ago

I have been very happy with the way the…

I have been very happy with the way the course has been layed out in a very easy to follow...

  • Madeleine Sage

  • 17 days ago

Have learnt so much from this course so…

Have learnt so much from this course so far. The course covers theory and practical, hands on learning. Having a...

  • Rangana Liyanage

  • 20 days ago

The best you possibly get

The course is designed in such a way that it allows you to complete it at your own pace. The...

  • Alana Michelle Reid

  • 26 days ago

Exciting & informative course

Exciting & informative course. Lots of theory mixed with opportunity to put lessons into practice. Knowledgeable and dedicated tutors.

  • Robert Milan

  • 28 days ago

pushing the boundaries of creativity, skill and technique

The course has pushed my creativity. The course has allowed me to go out of my comfort zone. I have...

  • Chiara

  • 32 days ago

Very helpful for beginners like me

Very helpful for beginners like me

  • Cam Crisafio

  • 40 days ago

Great so far...

I'm halfway through the course and I've learned so much already. It has helped my knowledge of photography and the...

  • Andrew Newton

  • 42 days ago

Great experience

I love this course. I knew basics about photography but this course has opened my eyes and taught me things...

  • Zheko Borisov

  • 51 days ago

The Photography Institute - the right choice for studying and understanding photography

Very good and professional organized courses. Clear at point written learning material with lot of pictures and diagrams whenever it...

  • Sheffield

  • 51 days ago

Great course - learning a lot.

Great course. Learning a lot. I’m half way through. Lighting and colour management particularly useful. Responsive and knowledgeable tutor. Very...

  • Dean Lucas

  • 56 days ago

I have completed various course

I have completed various course. Google and Youtube everything. This course by far is the most Comprehensive, detailed and easy...

  • Tina

  • 60 days ago

Tina's review May 2020

This is a great certificate course for beginners or those who have been out of the game for a while...

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.

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.
Olivia Nebart

Newcastle, NSW

I love that this course is fully online and your online tutor is there for you 24/7. When you submit your assignment it doesn't take long for them to mark your assignment and get back to with helpful criticism and hints to make your work better.

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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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Bessie O'Connor

Melbourne, VIC

What an innovative learning experience and motivational journey into the world of photography for a mature-age student like me.

I gained so much essential knowledge from the modules and additional references and was able to transfer this learning into practice in the assignments.

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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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Jodie Watson

Moe, VIC

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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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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$999.00

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Weekly Plan

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

RTO Code 45423

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$2,899.00*

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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

per week

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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 course in over 30 countries around the world.

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