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Melbourne Polytechnic Prahran

Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Develop your photographic eye with a qualification recognised as one of the best in the industry. Develop your technical skills, conceptual thinking, photographic eye and produce a sharp portfolio to get yourself ahead, and stay ahead.

Sharpen your focus

The Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging is our entry level photography course. We provide training and experience in a wide range of photographic disciplines, including image capture, studio and location lighting, DSLR video, darkroom (Fairfield campus only), digital image enhancement and printing. Our photo imaging facilities provide you with excellent resources to build a comprehensive folio.

Additionally, you know you’re in good hands with the three-time winner of the Institute of the Year Award, in the AIPP – Australian Professional Photography Awards.

Develop industry skills and knowledge

This course will develop your technical skills in a creative environment. Prepare for the professional photographic industry through excursions, visiting speakers, industry relevant projects and course exhibitions.

Course outcomes

Successful completion of the Certificate IV will provide you with the opportunity to progress to the CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging, as well as giving you the skills needed to work as a studio assistant or assistant photographer. Potential employment opportunities include working in a wedding/portrait studio, digital retouching agency, print laboratory or photographic sale point.


You will be assessed through a combination of work-based projects and course-based assignments.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.



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First Instalment AUD3,288.00
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD3,288.00
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • David Williamson Theatre
  • Creative Spaces
  • The Apprentice Restaurant
  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Melbourne, High Street 144
Prahran VIC 3181

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