CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

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Course description

Become a professional photographer or photo enhancer with the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging (CUA50915). During this one year course you will be researching and applying photo imaging trends, employing colour management techniques, refining digital art, producing commercial photos — then enhancing and manipulating the images. Graduate with a professional body of work ready for publication or display.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Camera Assistant$1,150 weekly pay
Photographer$1,150 weekly pay
Wedding Photographer$1,150 weekly pay
Fashion Photographer$1,350 weekly pay
Portrait Photographer$1,350 weekly pay
Sports Photographer$1,350 weekly pay
Photojournalist$1,250 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Radio Producer$1,350 weekly pay
Sound Engineer$1,350 weekly pay
Film Editor$1,400 weekly pay
Screenplay Writer$1,300 weekly pay
Director of Photography$1,400 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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These course providers offer the CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging:

TAFE Queensland
On Campus
Photography Studies College
Online / On Campus