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.
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1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates
VTAC course code
- 3400271264 (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for low-fee or free in 2022
You could have some or all your tuition fees covered in 2022 thanks to government initiatives JobTrainer and Free TAFE for Priority Courses.
JobTrainer is available if you are 17-24 years or a job seeker of any age, impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.
If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.