The Professional Photography Courses

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are 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 549 reviews.

  • Ilyse Elphick

  • 6 days ago

Excellent Course work and Feedback

Course work is thorough and so is the feedback so you know if you're on the right track or not....

  • Dongiovanni Simone

  • 20 days ago

The course is very complete and…

The course is very complete and detailed It helps a lot to learn basic and advanced concepts of photography and...

  • Helen Walton

  • 21 days ago

The Photographic Institute is…

The Photographic Institute is excellent! The Modules are all well laid out and the information flows well. The instructors are...

  • Nicole Peters

  • 29 days ago

My experience with the PI.

I've done the 12 month certificate and now completing the Diploma as well through PI. I've loved every part of...

  • Kylie McPhail

  • 43 days ago

I am really enjoying the course

I am really enjoying the course

  • Claire Jay

  • 47 days ago

Just do it!

This course is the best decision I’ve ever made. It’s got so much information and it’s not just aimed at...

  • Sonja Wells

  • 49 days ago

Learned a lot in a short time.

I have been wanting to do this course for many years and finally have had the opportunity. I am only...

  • Tegan M

  • 50 days ago

Great Course

What a great course! So much more to learn than I realised especially in the first few modules and they...

  • Alexandra

  • 64 days ago

Well worth it!

I enrolled in this course to better my understanding of both the technical and artistic use of my camera and...

  • Katy Spets

  • 66 days ago

Loving it

This course has been so helpful in helping me learn so many different aspects of photography. I am now much...

  • Murray Ostle

  • 70 days ago

Great learning experience

I have completed 6 modules in this course and I am very happy with the experience. I have found it...

  • Melanie Weatherley

  • 87 days ago

Love it

Love it, learnt so much already 😀

  • Renee

  • Monday 24 August 2020 at 20:45

Excellent material and great feedback…

Excellent material and great feedback from tutors. Highly recommend.

  • Anne Verrrent

  • Tuesday 18 August 2020 at 11:24

I have found that this course has been…

I have found that this course has been challenging in all aspects of photography never in my wildest dreams had...

  • Bec Conroy

  • Sunday 16 August 2020 at 09:22

I love this Course!

I have learnt so much from this course and have found it so helpful in improving my photography already! My...

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 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

We are accredited and recognised by

In partnership with UNICEF, the institute donates $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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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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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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