Find your creative talents and begin a career in photography

This qualification has been superseded and will change in 2022. You can apply for this program and will be supported to transfer into the new qualification once it becomes available.

The Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging is the perfect introduction to building the foundation skills you need as a commercial photographer or photographic artist. This course has a strong mix of both commercial and fine art subjects, developing your digital and analogue skills. You will have access to all new facilities such as our studio spaces, print room and analogue darkroom facilities gaining knowledge and practical experience in digital image capture, studio and location lighting and of the photography industry.

Our course is delivered by experienced teachers who are current practitioners in their field, either running their own photographic practice and businesses or working in industry. Our teachers inspire and support our students in creating a portfolio’s in a range of styles.

Our focus is on quality facilities and links to industry partners to provide stimulating and strong technical and creative expertise in the photography field. The program is supported with workshops, excursions and industry visits including the The Ballarat International Foto Biennale and participation in national competitions such as the Head On photography festival.

Full time: 3.5 days per week

Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Full Time, 12 months.
Start dates
11 July

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.