Course details

CRICOS course code: 090434F

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

This certificate is focused on students gaining highly practical photographic skills with a strong emphasis on collaboration, professionalism and hands-on industry knowledge

You will initially study all areas of photography in the Certificate IV and upon successful completion, advance to areas of specialisation in the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging.

The one-year Certificate IV is designed to reflect the role of individuals working as photographers' assistants. You will learn to apply a broad range of skills in lighting, image capture, enhancements, manipulation and output.

Upon successful completion, you are encouraged to apply and advance into areas of specialisation in the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging. This is also a one-year qualification, where you’ll produce highly professional folios of work both on location and in studio and gain technical skills to plan, carry out and evaluate photo imaging services.

Career

Many of our graduates gain employment soon after they complete their studies and often win local, national and international awards.

You may find work as a photographer, technologist or paraprofessional in areas including advertising, commercial, industrial, photo journalism, wedding and portrait photography.

Many of our graduates go on to establish and run successful, independent practices due to their strong business and problem-solving skills, and their ’can do’ attitude. Graduate pathways include articulation to the Bachelor of Arts (Photography), Bachelor of Fine Art (Photography) undergraduate qualifications.

This certificate has a strong emphasis on becoming an expert user of industry standard software and practices. This helps ensure you are industry ready upon completion of your studies.

Possible job outcomes include:

commercial/advertising photographer
domestic portrait photographer
fashion photographer
industrial/architectural photographer
media photographer
educator/photographer
sports photographer
wedding photographer
photographic assistant
digital retoucher
photojournalist
digital compositor

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
23,500 Per Year Expected Feb 2023 1 year
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification with a minimum 50% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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