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What will I learn?

Add some extra flair to your career in photography by learning the latest in digital photography trends with this advanced course. Get the skills you need to work as a digital photographer across a diverse range of disciplines including portrait, wedding, commercial, documentary, editorial, landscape, real estate, event, sports or fashion photography.

The Australian Government's Job Outlook service reports the number of people working as photographers grew very strongly over the past five years. Job prospects for qualified photographers are expected to remain strong with around 9,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years.

This course will equip you with professional, specialised skills to carry out photography and imaging services. Learn about emerging trends and technologies and capture knowledge in lighting, image manipulation and digital art. You will also learn how to build and develop a body of your own creative work. Our teaching staff are the best in the business and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to prepare you for the future of the industry.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a commercial photographer or digital retoucher. It will also give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further studies in your field.

What can I do?

Photographer's Assistant


Digital Retoucher /Enhancer

Photographic Designer


Course outcome:

CUA50920 Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging

Which department am I in?

TAFE Queensland Brisbane



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$17,000.00 (9,15,948) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 January 2023


Nambour Campus

91 Windsor Road,



4560, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$17,000.00 (9,15,948) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 July 2022, 23 January 2023


TAFE Queensland

South Bank Campus,

66 Ernest Street,



4101, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About TAFE Queensland

Nearly 86% of TAFE Queensland’s graduates find suitable employment or move on to further study after graduation.

  • Programs taught by experts in various fields
  • TAFE enjoys a high student satisfaction rating of 87%
  • Increasing partnership between leading global companies & TAFE
  • Works with multinational companies & government organisations