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The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging is an extremely comprehensive photography qualification that will allow you to work across a variety of areas including portrait, wedding, commercial, documentary, editorial, landscape, fashion and more.

You will learn photography fundamentals including assessing correct and optimal exposures, simple and sophisticated lighting, digital image capture and manipulation. You will also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the psychology of an image and its construction, as well as elemental design, in addition to developing knowledge in current trends in the rapidly evolving and changing aspects of digital imaging, social networking, and marketing.

On top of that you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in key areas. This approach means you can experience a variety of disciplines and also gives you valuable experience to further your photographic career. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in work experience with industry professionals.

Our highly experienced industry professionals will teach you both the art and science of photography through a combination of intense hands on tuition sessions in our industry-standard studio – all equipped with the latest creative imaging software applications. So dust off your lenses and apply today! Course details

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Toowoomba

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 1 year / 2 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $14,280

Student Loan Available

1300 914 754

No matter your question,
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How to enrol

Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Toowoomba 29 Jan 2018 Full time / 2 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

To enter this qualification, you must have the conceptual, technical and organisational skills to use a range of professional digital and/or film cameras and accessories to produce a portfolio of photo imaging work that demonstrates the ability to respond effectively to different photo imaging challenges and requirements.

Your skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience, or through formal study.

To provide evidence of the required technical skills and ability, you will need to submit a Portfolio of Photographic Work. Please refer to the Portfolio Requirements document, or contact us for more information.

If you are unable to provide a Portfolio of Photographic Works, or meet the criteria above, it is strongly recommended that you enrol in the Photo Imaging Industries Pathway - this is a program designed to assist you to develop the skills and knowledge to gain entry into the Diploma.

Location/s

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

  • closed-in shoes (not canvas)
  • Digital SLR Camera which is at an industry level entry standard. Most students purchase Canon or Nikon Cameras. These cameras are usually sold new with a twin lens set covering wide angle to modest telephoto lens for around $1,200 to $2,500. It is highly recommended that the Digital SLR Camera is a full frame camera.
    • all cameas intended for study must be able to be operated manually for shutter speed, aperture and focus
  • personal stationery (pen and paper)
  • a valid email address

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe software (software can be purchased after enrolment to gain a student discount). This equipment and software is also available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland South West locations.

Timetable

This qualification is delivered full-time over 1 year, 2 days per week. Details regarding days, times, and rooms will be provided on the timetable. Timetables for future semesters may differ to the current schedule.

To complete this course successfully, you will be required to complete 8 - 10 hours per week of self-directed study and work on photographic assignments outside of class time - this may include weekends or evenings. You will be required to attend and organise photographic shoots, and organise models and props for shoots.

Relevant documents:

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 17 units in total, including 3 core units and 14 elective units.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPHI501 Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice Core
CUAPHI502 Research and apply photo imaging trends Core
CUAPHI513 Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace Core
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective
CUADIG405 Produce innovative digital images Elective
CUAPHI503 Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting Elective
CUAPHI511 Make illustrative photo images for publication and display Elective
CUAPHI504 Employ specialised imaging technologies Elective
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work Elective
CUAPHI505 Produce commercial photo images Elective
CUAPHI506 Provide photographic portrait services Elective
CUAPHI507 Produce media photo images Elective
SITXICT401 Build and launch a small business website Elective
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Elective
BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances Elective
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice Elective
CUAPHI514 Prepare digital images for pre-press processing Elective

Disclaimer

The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

$14,280

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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SUBSIDISED

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CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional costs

Please refer to the 'Resources required' section for further information about additional costs you may incur to undertake this qualification.

Outcome

CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Job prospects

  • Photographer
  • Photographic Developer And Printer
  • Photographer's Assistant

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • checked your rights and responsibilities as a student, as detailed in the student handbook and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Informatiom
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to Customer Service TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to enrol.

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol



Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

Monday 29 January 2018 from 10am to 2pm in A2.05

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 22 September 2017

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1300 914 754

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available