Course Description

From the history of photography to advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop CC, the Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging gives you the technical skills and business acumen you need to successfully establish or enhance your career in photography.

Please note that on the 15th April 2021, this course was superseded and replaced by CUA41120 - Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging. You can still enrol, however at the moment, the new course is not yet available. Open Colleges will communicate with you in due course once the new course is available.

During this course you will:

  • Learn about the history and various genres of photography.

  • Build a marketable portfolio of work throughout the course.

  • Become familiar with pre-production, production and post-production workflow.

  • Learn how to respond to a client’s brief.

  • Master colour management and lighting effects and develop advanced skills in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC.

  • Gain an understanding of sound and current business practices relevant to the photography industry.

Why study this course with us?

  • You will graduate from the course with a digital portfolio of work to present to prospective employers and clients

  • The course content is current and relevant, and is both written and approved by industry experts

  • The Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging offers all the knowledge you need to start working in the industry, including both technical and creative aspects to help you develop your practical photography skills, as well as your own unique style

  • You will receive a year membership to Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Assistant Technician Photo Production
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Photo-Equipment Sales Assistant
  • Photographer’s Assistant
  • Sole Trader in photographic products and services