This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
The Diploma of Photo Imaging (CUV50411) offered through CATC Design School in partnership with SEEK Learning teaches the photography and image manipulation skills required to work as a professional photographer. This diploma program is designed for people who are familiar with SLR cameras, and is recognised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP).
As a student of this course you'll learn how to interpret briefs from clients, select the appropriate technologies to capture images, and edit and restore images using aesthetic, conceptual, compositional and technical skills.
Online students will be required to attend 2 on-campus weekend workshops as part of this course.
To gain entry into this course applicants must:
Have successfully completed Year 12; OR
Have successfully completed a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test; AND
Submit a minimum of 3 examples of photo imaging artwork; AND
Complete a short questionnaire about the photo imaging industry
All students are also required to have access to a digital SLR camera.
Areas of study
In this photography course, the units of competency you may study include:
CUVDIG401A - Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images
CUFIND401A - Provide services on a freelance basis
CUVPHI517A - Research and exploit photo imaging trends
CUVPHI529A - Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
CUVGRD504A - Create and manipulate graphics
CUVPHI521A - Produce commercial photo images
CUFPOS402A - Manage media assets
CUVDIG501A - Refine digital art techniques
CUVPHI522A - Provide domestic portrait services
CUVPHI525A - Plan, capture and exploit visual art photo images
CUVPRP503A - Present a body of own creative work
CUVPHI527A - Make illustrative images for publication and display
CUVPHI518A - Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting
CUVPHI523A - Produce media photo images
CUVACD512A - Work with photo media in creative practice
CUAIND401A - Extend expertise in specialist field
CUVPHI516A - Research the role and use of the photo image in visual communication
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Photo Imaging (CUV50411) from CATC Design School (RTO 0269).
The Diploma of Photo Imaging (CUV50411) equips you with the skills to seek work as a professional photographer - whether you choose to pursue work in commercial/adverting photography, arts/fashion/sports photography, portraits, wedding photography or on a freelance basis.
CATC Design School's courses are recognised by the major design industry bodies, and the college's strong links to industry mean employers often contact the college directly when looking to hire. You will have lifetime access to these opportunities through CATC's job email service and jobs forum.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.
You can also pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.
You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.