Uncover your passion for photography with this course. Explore imaging, lighting techniques and learn to enhance, manipulate and output photo images.
- Students doing this program will be expected to purchase a DSLR Camera body (preferably Canon or Nikon), a Short zoom lens for either full frame sensor cameras (Canon 24-70mm f2.8 USM lens or Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 ED lens) or reduced frame sensor cameras (Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM lens or Nikon AF17-55mm f2.8 ED-IF AF_S), a Tripod (such as Manfrotto 190 XB) and a Camera Flash (such as Canon)
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Practitioners may work in a range of industry contexts, including retail, commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography.
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
Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of technical skills in photo imaging, including lighting, image capture, enhancements and manipulation and output. Practice at this level is predominately digital. It is underpinned by the application of integrated technical, theoretical and historical knowledge of photo imaging and the ability to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief. 10 core units plus 5 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.
This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession