About the course

About the course

Want to study and start your career in the exciting world of professional photography? Enrol in our photography and photo imaging course and you’ll develop the technical and theoretical skills to get started.

You can also take this course as part of a dual qualification with our Diploma of Graphic Design.

You’ll learn to plan, capture and evaluate photographic imagery, apply design theory and develop the ability to critically analyse and synthesise relevant information, plus create your own folio from a range of projects including commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography. This folio will help you demonstrate your work to employers and clients.

In this course, you will cover topics including:

  • media
  • commercial, technical, illustrative and pre-press images
  • photo imaging history
  • trends and practice
  • concept development
  • colour management
  • how to present a body of work
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Course will be replaced

Please note: This training package will change in the near future and minor alterations to the course will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

January and July

Full time: 1 year

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of this course, you may wish to pursue a range of professional opportunities including retail, commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography.

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Entry and Academic Requirements

International students must have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging or equivalent. A folio review and interview may be requested.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you may apply for the Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging with this course as a package offer.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.


International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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Pathways & Accreditation

If you study this course with units from the Diploma of Graphic Design, you may apply for entry into the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design and go on to further study in a university degree program.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

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Annual Tuition Fee$13,940
Annual Service Fee$166
Annual Material Fee$420
Retain Course Items (Year 1)$0
Estimated Annual Fee$14,526

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Creative Design Hub

Box Hill Institute’s Creative Design Hub, located at our Nelson Campus, provides first-class leadership by showcasing best practices, support, and training in the vibrant world of design. The space offers photography and graphic design students the ability to collaborate with aspiring fashion designers, and includes sewing rooms, patternmaking tables, CAD rooms and a photographic studio. 

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