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The Photography Institute

4407/4 Daydream Street
Warriewood NSW 2102
RTO Code: 45423

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long can I take to complete my course?

The courses are designed to be self-paced. For the Certificate Course, you would expect to be dedicating on average about 6-8 hours per week for 24 weeks. For the Diploma Course, you would expect to dedicate, as per AQF standards, approximately 16 hours per week of structured and non-structured training over an 18 month period. 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.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with personalised feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about your course. You can communicate with your personal tutor at any time through your secure student site, which you will be given access to once you enrol.

Do I have to attend any classes?

The courses are completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I have to have a background in photography?

No. The courses are designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.

What equipment do I need?

All you need for the Certificate course is a camera. A Digital SLR or Mirrorless (CSC) camera is best; but certainly not essential. We also recommend a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. However, you may use other photo editing programs.

To complete the first assignment of the Diploma course, you will require access to the following:

  • A 35mm DSLR or Mirrorless (CSC) equivalent that has detachable lenses and can have accessories attached to it.
  • A computer that is capable of running Adobe Software with a minimum of 16GBs of RAM.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud - Photographer’s package or stand-alone Lightroom and Photoshop programs.

To see a list of what is required to complete the entire Diploma course, please click here and view the EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS section.

Our courses are compatible with both PC and MAC computers, tablet and smartphone devices.

When can I start?

As the courses are provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

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Rated 9.3 out of 10 based on 419 reviews.

  • Kimberley Healey

  • 6 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

  • 14 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

  • 21 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

  • 23 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

  • 32 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

  • 32 days ago

One of the best!!!

Great tutorials, great tutors.

  • Sharyn Gilbert

  • 38 days ago

The Photography Institute is fantastic!!!

The Photography Institute is great. I would highly recommended it as the course taught me so much & my tutor...

  • Steven Cooke

  • 55 days ago

MUST BE DONE!

I feel an enormous sense of achievment and pride having just completed the cert in photography with the Photography Institute....

  • Robert Drake

  • 55 days ago

Excellent course content

Excellent course content. Good assignments. Very useful feedback

  • Gemma Shaw

  • 59 days ago

Very in-depth photography course

Very in-depth photography course. I’ve learnt so much already and I’m only half way through!! Definitely recommend!

  • Steven Cooke

  • 85 days ago

Loving this course!

I thought I was fairly knowledgeable in how to use my Nikon D5500 however I am blown away by how...

  • Katrina

  • 87 days 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

  • 88 days ago

Fantastic

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

  • Nathan P

  • Thursday 18 July 2019 at 20:32

Great Course

Great Course, Great Teachers, Very Enjoyable.

  • Sussann Burch

  • Thursday 11 July 2019 at 23:49

This course is amazing

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