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Advanced Diploma of Creative Product DevelopmentPhotography - ADO1

  • Diploma

Focus on further enhancing your career in photography.

Key details

Degree Type
Course Code
CUA60420, 108214M
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$12,480 per year / $13,810 total
International Fees
$12,480 per year / $13,810 total

About this course

Focus on further enhancing your career in photography. This course will build upon your knowledge in a variety of photographic genres, including domestic, commercial, scientific and artistic creativity.

During your studies you will develop skills in research, illustration, exhibition photography, close up and studio photography. You will also gain expertise in current trends in the rapidly evolving aspects of digital imaging and traditional practice.

Studying photography is exciting

and can
open doors to a wide number of career opportunities. On completion of your qualification, you can work as a professional photographer in a variety of fields such as commercial, domestic, documentary, portrait and artistic photography. You can also find employment in a studio or set up your own business.

Our lecturers are closely involved with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and other professional bodies, and you'll be encouraged to participate in events at both a state and national level. A large number of our students, past and present have taken up membership with these professional bodies who only accept industry competent practitioners as members.

You can choose to study this course at the diploma level or the two year pathway to complete the advanced diploma.

Entry requirements

  • A Folio is required for this course. For up to date information on folio requirements please refer to our website: tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/folio-requirements.

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of CUA50920 Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging is required for entry into this course.

Please view Admission requirements for your country of origin.

Study locations


Career pathways

Career opportunities
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
Career opportunities
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Course structure

    To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 16 units. These 16 are comprised of 5 core units and 11 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

    Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

    Core units
      National ID
      Unit title
    • BSBWHS501
      Ensure a safe workplace
    • CUACMP511
      Manage copyright arrangements
    • CUADES601
      Design innovative products
    • CUADES611
      Manage design realisation
    • CUAIND512
      Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
    Elective units
      National ID
      Unit title
    • BSBOPS601
      Develop and implement business plans
    • CUAACD612
      Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media
    • CUAPHI520
      Produce technical photo images
    • CUAPHI538
      Provide wedding photo imaging services
    • CUAPPR513
      Present a body of own creative work
    • CUAPPR611 Originate a body of independent creative work
    • CUAPPR612 Collaborate in professional creative projects
    • CUAPPR613 Engage in the business of creative practice
    • CUAPPR614 Publicly present a body of own creative work
    • CUAPPR615 Evolve ideas for professional creative work
    • CUAPPR616 Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level