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Our Diploma of Photo Imaging is an extremely comprehensive photography qualification that will enable you to work across a range of professional areas from portraits to wedding, public relations to commercial, photo documentary to editorial, fashion to illustrative and landscape to architectural. The qualification will give you a solid understanding of how to light and capture images to suit any style or situation. You will learn basic photography fundamentals including assessing correct and optimal exposures, simple and sophisticated lighting, digital image capture and manipulation and professional wet processing/hand printing using colour and black and white film. You will also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the psychology of an image and its construction as well as elemental graphic design.

Your photography studies will involve teamwork to present group projects and an exhibition. More advanced technical aspects are studied in second semester, where topics include digital asset management, colour management, folio production, business, finance and marketing. This demanding, but rewarding photography qualification can lead you to a successful career in the exciting world of professional photography. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

South Bank

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DURATION

Full time: 1 year / up to 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $16,320

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Kyle Richardson

Let's celebrate the photographers

My love for photography emerged during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where I won dual gold medals for Australia.

Kyle Richardson
Diploma of Photo Imaging
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Study Visual Arts and Photography at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

A picture paints a thousand words... and creates about as many job prospects if you master your skills with TAFE Queensland Brisbane. If you want to nurture and grow your inner artist then TAFE Queensland is the place to go. You can earn a nationally accredited certificate or diploma qualification in visual arts or photography. Our teachers know how to teach you the technical aspects of visual arts and help you reach your full potential. As a graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a professional artist, art gallery specialist, art director, illustrator, photographer, graphic designer and more.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
South Bank 29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has the following entry requirements:

  • Conceptual, technical and organisational skills to use of a range of professional digital and/or film cameras and accessories to produce a folio of photo imaging work that demonstrates the ability to respond effectively to different photo imaging challenges and requirements.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane also has the following entry criteria:

  • Entry into this program is via an application process. Please phone 1300 712 007 for more information
  • School leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

All students are expected to have a 35mm DSLR camera with two interchangeable lens and a colour checker passport which they use with their camera.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Important Information

TAFE Queensland Brisbane students have the opportunity to travel to locations across the globe as part of their studies in selected courses. Studying abroad provides students with the chance to immerse themselves in different cultures, as well as develop their skills and network with professionals in their chosen industry.

This qualification will offer a Study Abroad program in 2017. For further information, please visit the Study Abroad webpage.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and elective units from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

Trends Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPHI501 Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice Core
CUAPHI502 Research and apply photo imaging trends Core
Colour Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPHI513 Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace Core
CUAPHI512 Plan and produce stock photo images Elective
Editing Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUADIG405 Produce innovative digital images Elective
Portrait Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPHI503 Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting Elective
CUAPHI506 Provide photographic portrait services Elective
Commercial Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPHI507 Produce media photo images Elective
CUAPHI505 Produce commercial photo images Elective
Folio Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPHI511 Make illustrative photo images for publication and display Elective
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Elective
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work Elective
Business Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice Elective
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services Elective
Exhibition Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUADIG508 Refine digital art techniques Elective
CUAACD512 Work with photomedia in creative practice Elective
CUAPHI509 Plan and produce visual art photo images Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

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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.

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.

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. Further information about concessions.

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.

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Additional costs

Students are required to have access to or own a professional quality digital 35mm SLR camera for the duration of the qualification. Cameras must have a full-frame sensor with manual capability as well as either a range of lenses or at least two quality zooms covering wide angle (24mm) to telephoto (200mm). For the purpose of the qualification the Nikon D800/D600 or Canon 5D meet the minimum standards required.

Students are also required to have access to a computer with Word and Adobe Photoshop and a portable hard disk (USB). Applicants need to be aware that additional sundry materials and equipment could cost up to $5,000.

For more information on equipment and text books required please call 1300 712 007 for more info.

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo imaging

Job prospects

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

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Kyle Richardson

Let's celebrate the photographers

My love for photography emerged during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where I won dual gold medals for Australia.

Kyle Richardson
Diploma of Photo Imaging
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

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

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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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 1 November 2017

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