Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Chisholm Institute - TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00881F

This qualification is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of technical skills in photo imaging, including lighting, image capture, enhancements output and manipulation. Practice at this level is predominately digital and involves application of integrated technical, theoretical and historical knowledge of photo imaging and the ability to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief. Practitioners may work in a range of industry contexts, including retail, commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography.


  • 15 units: 10 core
  • 5 elective


  • Core: Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge
  • Process photo images to work-print and file stage
  • Capture images in response to a brief
  • Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
  • Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
  • Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
  • Store and maintain finished creative work. Electives: Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs
  • Provide freelance services
  • Participate in collaborative creative projects
  • plus more.

Standard entry requirements

No minimum education

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Dandenong International: $14,400 Yes No information available
Frankston International: $14,400 Yes No information available
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