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Melbourne Polytechnic Fairfield

Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Develop your photographic eye with a qualification recognised as one of the best in the industry. Push the boundaries of creative practice, learn new photographic techniques and how to market yourself – we’ll get you on track to working in the industry today.

Become a photographer in demand

We offer you teachers who are industry professionals, along with top equipment and facilities. In fact, Melbourne Polytechnic is a three-time award winner of the Institute of the Year Award (AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards).

The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging qualification applies across a range of industries. This broadens your future opportunities – so you can work in a variety of photographic/photo imaging fields.

A sound technical and theoretical knowledge is integrated with creative image making capabilities. You can become an independent photographic practitioner, or work in a related field such as advertising, fashion editorial or the press.

Develop industry skills and knowledge

The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging further refines your skills in the photographic disciplines. This includes specialist image capture, advanced studio and location lighting, refined digital image enhancement, web design and advanced level printing.

Our teachers are all industry professionals, there to guide and support throughout your study. We also provide opportunities for you to become involved with the photographic industry and collaborate with other students within our Melbourne Polytechnic creative arts network.

Course outcomes

You will be qualified to work in a variety of photo imaging and photographic areas, including:

  • advertising photography,
  • wedding/portrait photography,
  • editorial photography,
  • professional image retouching,
  • digital image operators,
  • events/corporate photography,
  • media/documentary photography,
  • illustrative photography.


You will be assessed through your course work and folio presentation.

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 AUD3,950.00
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD3,950.00
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.


  • Audio Editing and Recording Studios
  • Jewellery Making Workshop and Studios
  • Library
  • Yarra House Student Accomodation
  • Free Student Parking
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Melbourne, Yarra Bend Road
Fairfield VIC 3078

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