The 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 the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging - CUA50915 and the Certificate courses are up-to-date and comprehensive, covering every aspect of photography.
The Professional Photography Courses are delivered online and consist of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the courses is 24 weeks, although we will allow you up to 12 months if required. During this time you will be educated in all aspects of photography by George Seper; one of the top freelance photographers around. His vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you, along with the ways to apply this knowledge to the areas of photography that most interest you.
The business of photography is not just about award-winning images. It can also be about the right picture at the right time. Newspapers, magazines, and websites worldwide are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting material. The opportunities are enormous and always growing.
The Photography Institute is owned and operated by Online Education Pty Ltd, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), enabling us to offer you the CUA50915 - Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging.
Below are some of the key components of our Diploma course:
Accredited with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
ASQA accreditation requires an extensive and thorough process to verify accredited courses are compliant with current government standards.
The Diploma modules and their corresponding assignments meet ASQA criteria, are more in-depth and better prepare you for entering the workforce at the end of the course.
All of the Diploma tutors are ASQA approved assessors.
Units are integrated through a 12 module course
The author has covered the knowledge and performance evidence for all of the units required to be covered by ASQA. The units covered in our Diploma course can be viewed here. These units have been integrated into our 12 module course in a unique and interactive way that allows the student a cohesive and enjoyable journey.
This is a course of very high standards, that is very competitively priced. The course materials are used internationally, and the delivery and format are identical to the Diploma version of the course. The only difference is that the course is about 30-40% less in the volume of work and there is no additional impost of documentation of Self Directed Study.
Tutors do not have to be Government accredited but have all been handpicked for their industry expertise and ability to impart knowledge to students.
This is a non accredited course in Australia although the course is recognised globally by the following bodies:
- IARC (International Approval and Registration Centre)
- BAC (British Accreditation Council)
- UKRLP (United Kingdom Register of Learning Providers)
- BBB (Better Business Bureau)
You need a great portfolio, not necessarily a degree in photography to become a professional photographer. This is exactly what our Certificate Course focuses on - providing you with the practical skills and technical knowledge to build a professional portfolio and launch a rewarding freelance photography career or an exciting new hobby.
All the learning is done online in that when you enrol you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 80 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.
Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.
What makes The Photography Institute so unique is that throughout our courses you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.
You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.
With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our courses, you can study when you like and at your own pace.
The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.
We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our courses. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything photography!
On successful completion of either of the Professional Photography Courses, you will have the skills and knowledge required to become a freelance photographer either as a full or part-time career, as a profitable sideline or just as an exciting new hobby.
The course has a myriad of articles and engaging activities from understanding exposure, creative techniques for composing different types of photos, to interesting assignments that put what you learn into practice. Speaking from experience, things just get better each step of the way with the culmination of earning the certificate.
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A sample of our students images
4 days ago
This course is amazing
This course is amazing! It is jam packed with so much advice to help you in whatever style of photography...
11 days ago
I am up to Module 7 and so far I am really enjoying the course. I have learnt so much...
16 days ago
The content of each module is a…
The content of each module is a building block, teaching the student to understand both the theory and the practical...
28 days ago
An excellent,versatile course for all…
An excellent,versatile course for all levels of photography from beginner to enthusiast amateur or professionals that encourages the participants to...
33 days ago
Modules are amazing
Modules are amazing! it really helps me a lot in becoming a great photographer.
34 days ago
I find my tutors feedback to be…
I find my tutors feedback to be extremely helpful and informative. I’m really enjoying the course so far and learning...
45 days ago
This course helped and encoraged me to…
This course helped and encoraged me to use my camera in manual mode. The course was very informative and discussed...
46 days ago
fun, great learning for all levels
fun, easy learning and no pressure which is great. Your tutor is always on hand (within reason) to help you...
48 days ago
I feel the course was concise
I feel the course was concise, detailed and well supported
48 days ago
If you are thinking of doing this…
If you are thinking of doing this course, just do it! Challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone....
54 days ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and have learned so much. Comparing my photos now to the ones I was taking...
55 days ago
The course provides so many practical…
The course provides so many practical and theoretical opportunities to develop your photography skills and knowledge. It is extremely challenging...
58 days ago
It hasn’t disappointed!
I’m blown away by how much I’ve learnt. And to make it better, I’ve enjoyed each module. The reading is...
65 days ago
I really enjoyed my photography journey…
I really enjoyed my photography journey in PI and I have learnt lots .. And there is no end for...
Warren & Maria
69 days ago
Great materials and flexibility
The materials in the course modules is very informative provide a good basis to further explore and learn about photogragpy....