Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging

This course is not available to international students.
National code: CUA41120 Certificate (TAFE) Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

These days, there’s more to great photography than composition, light and subject matter. Photo imaging has expanded the horizons of the photographed image exponentially – and you, too, can expand your horizons with Swinburne’s Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging.

As an aspiring photographer, you’ll learn the essential concepts and technical skills to begin your career. The course maintains a strong emphasis on image capture, studio lighting techniques, and photo enhancements and manipulations. You’ll use industry-leading software to augment your skills. In fact, Swinburne is the first university in Australia to be an Adobe Creative Campus, and you’ll enjoy free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software on all of your devices.

In addition, the course is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and is delivered by current industry practicing photographers – a foot in the door in itself.

Perhaps it’s your gateway to higher study in our Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging (into which certificate holders can be directly enrolled). Or maybe you wish to go for work as an assistant to a commercial, portrait, wedding, landscape or fashion photographer. The Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging helps bring your future into focus.


1 year full-time or equivalent part-time


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Study mode

  • Full-time

VTAC course code

  • 3400271264 (fee type determined by provider)