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Diploma of Photo Imaging

    Duration (incl. holidays) 41 weeks
    Teaching Duration35 weeks
    CRICOS Code084982F
    National CodeCUV50411
    Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
    Example Career ProfilePhotographerPhotographer
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      Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

      How to Apply

      International Course - application process

      If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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      Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

      Employment Outcomes

      Qualifications in photography prepare students for employment in the photographic and allied industries. Skills covered include all aspects of the photographic process, including digital post processing. They also provide the skills and knowledge base for graduates to set up their own business.

      Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

      Qualifications & Skills Covered

      Diploma of Photo Imaging
      If photography is your passion, then unleash your creativity with this qualification. Explore photographic techniques, advertising, editorial, industrial, portraiture, still life, architecture, and fashion. Through projects, you’ll create a range of imagery for commercial and domestic clients. You can also specialise in a range of photographic work of your choice. 3 core units plus 14 electives.

      Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

      Packaged University Offer

      This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. The University program(s) for this course: Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide

      This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.

      The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

      • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs
      • Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
      • Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
      • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
      • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

      See relevant Credit Transfer details below.

      Credit Transfer

      Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

      Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

      Diploma of Photo Imaging

      UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
      University of AdelaideBachelor of Media7224YesDetails
      Bachelor of Media (majoring in Marketing)7215YesDetails
      Bachelor of Media (majoring in Journalism)7215YesDetails


      These course fees are for international students only.

      Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
      Semester 1AUD $6250-
      Semester 2AUD $6250-
      Fee TotalsAUD $12500-
      Total Course CostAUD $12500

      Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

      Overseas Student Health Cover

      All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

      Additional Services

      TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.