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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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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 4.7 out of 5 based on 504 reviews.

  • Andrew Newton

  • 1 day 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

  • 11 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

  • 11 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

  • 16 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

  • 19 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...

  • Mariana K.

  • 20 days ago

Fantastic Course

I have learnt sooo much in such a short time. I loved every single module and my tutor has been...

  • Gavin Mark Wilson

  • 23 days ago

Photography Institute Online Course Review

George Seper is a highly experienced photographer with what I believe is an unusually wide range of experience. He has...

  • Hayley Burrell

  • 23 days ago

The photography institute has helped me...

The photography institute has helped me learn a lot about photography on a deeper level than i thought there was...

  • Karen Louise Samuels

  • 24 days ago

Senior learner

As a learner on photography at a senior age. I am loving the challenges given in each module and getting...

  • Alisa

  • 26 days ago

Halfway through the course & have…

Halfway through the course & have learnt so much - am definitely taking better images now as opposed to before...

  • Lara Vatta

  • 30 days ago

5 star review ⭐️

This course has given me a better understanding of photography and I have noticed my photography has improved heaps since...

  • Simon Lake

  • 36 days ago

I have now reached the halfway stage of…

I have now reached the halfway stage of the course and it is fantastic. Extremely interesting and well-paced. Great support...

  • Kevin

  • 42 days ago

A well structured course with great…

A well structured course with great tutor feedback. Very fast turnaround in marking. I am so glad I started the...

  • Simone Magiras

  • 44 days ago

Great into detail photography course

Great into detail photography course, and online help when needed through the course or on Facebook groups also. Highly recommend

  • J Ashby

  • 44 days ago

Great all round knowledge.

I am enjoying the learning experience of this course and I think the booklet of modules that you end up...