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Certificate IV in Photography and Photoimaging
Certificate IV in Photography and Photoimaging
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Full time

Certificate IV in Photography and Photoimaging

At a
Glance

Certificate IV in Photography and Photoimaging

Course Dates

Next intake FEB 2019
Semester FEB - JUNE

Duration

Six months full time

Delivery

Face-to-face
The delivery model is designed around practical hands on learning in a specialized photographic industry environment over 6-months of full time study. With access to professional studio practice and lighting, professional networks and connections PSC offers you the highest quality learning experience and expert photographic teaching staff.

Course Codes

Course Code CUA41115
VTAC Course Code 9105110012

Career Outlook & Pathway

Potential options
Kick start your photography career with our real-world focus and course outcomes with a Certificate 4 in Photography and Photo Imaging! This is the beginning of your journey – at this level, you are provided with an intensive and highly practical hands-on learning experience. You will build your industry know-how and best practice through visual and technical literacy, ongoing image feedback, problem-solving scenarios and collaborative learning. You are encouraged to connect with industry through awards, networks, mentors, exhibitions and your industry expert teaching team. You may find work as a photographer or photographic assistant in areas including social media content, commercial, editorial, wedding and portrait photography.

Certificate IV in Photography and Photoimaging
Course
Summary

Certificate IV in Photography and Photoimaging

Your photographic journey starts with your Certificate IV in Photography and PhotoImaging. At this level you are provided with an intensive and highly practical hands on learning experience. You will explore over 6 months of full time study creative capture, digital workflow, video, apps, social media branding and digital image processing to create strong visual stories and compelling content.

In gaining your certificate IV in photography and photo imaging you will learn to apply a range of essential photographic visual, technical and creative skills that take your images to the next level. You’ll be encouraged to publish and share your photography and visual content online in a professional and strategic way.

Alumni
Showcase

Course
Lecturers

PSC is a community of experienced practitioners and educators with national and international profiles in the areas of documentary, photojournalism, art, commercial photography, photobook publishing, curation and photographic theory.

Admission
Process

Entry Requirements

All applicants should complete and submit the PSC Photography and Photo Imaging Course Application Form

Applicant groups for these courses include:

  • Applicants with current and/or previous Yr 12 - VCAL and VCE or equivalent
  • Applicants with other vocational study in photography or related area
  • Applicants with work or relevant life experience
  • Mature Age
Application Process

Applications

All applicants should complete and submit the PSC Photography and PhotoImaging Course Application Form.

Interview

Once the completed form is received applicants will be contacted within 5 working days to attend an interview appointment.

The interview is a short discussion and a way for us to get to know you and your interest, motivation and inspirations in photography and image making.

Literacy and pre-training review

All applicants are required to have achieved a level of Literacy. The Pre-training review process will be completed at interview.

Offer

Offers are made after the completion of the interview process.

Enrolment

Enrolment is for the duration of the course. When you accept your offer you will complete the enrolment form indicating your tuition fee payment obligation. Tuition fee information is available on this website below.

Special entry assistance scheme (SEAS) applicants

Special Entry Assistance Scheme (SEAS) applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the SEAS. Depending on eligibility and your circumstances a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

Recognition of prior learning and credit transfer

PSC will ensure that all prospective students with relevant prior experience (RPL) or academic studies (credit transfer) are advised of the possibility of having this prior experience and/or studies taken into consideration.

Please contact Daniel Fischer, Future Students Coordinator for further information on 03 9682 3191 or via email dfischer@psc.edu.au.

Application Procedure

Applications

Applications for 2019 intake are open now.

All applicants should complete and submit the PSC Photography and Photo Imaging Course Application Form.

Submit the application form as outlined in the Application Process

Offers for domestic and international students

Offers are made after completion of the interview process.

Enrolment

Enrolment requires payment of a one off enrolment fee of $200.00

2019 Course commencement

The course commences 25 February 2019 and will run over 6 months full time study. 

Further information

For further information and questions contact:
Daniel Fischer, Future Students Course Coordinator – dfischer@psc.edu.au

To book a college tour

click here, or call +61 3 9682 3191

Checklist
  • I have read the PSC Certificate IV in Photography and PhotoImaging Course Guide.
  • I am clear that I am able to meet the admission criteria.
  • I have completed and submitted the PSC Certificate IV in Photography and PhotoImaging Course Application form?
  • I am available for an interview.
  • I understand I will complete a Literacy and pre-training review at the interview.
  • I have tested my eligibility for Victorian Government Assistance.
  • I have checked my eligibility for a concession.
  • I am clear how I will meet the remaining tuition fees?
  • Do I need further information for RPL and credit transfer?

Tuition
Fees

Fee Information

To secure your place simply pay an enrolment fee of $200.

  Government Contribution
Student Contribution
Full-fee   $10,300.00
Government subsidised - without concession $6,600.00* $3,700.00
Government subsidised - with concession $8,940.80 $740.00* 


* Eligibility check will be conducted at enrolment. Fees based on 2018 prices and subject to change.

Your tuition fee can be paid off monthly, fortnightly or weekly using our student direct debit service.

Fee Type Tuition Fee Weekly Payment Plan*  Fortnightly Payment Plan* Monthly Payment Plan*
    No of Installments Amount No of Installments Amount No of Installments Amount
Government subsidised- no concession $3700.00 40 $92.50 20 $185.00 10 $370.00
Full-fee places $10,300.00 40 $257.50 20 $515.00 10

$1,030.00


FURTHER INFORMATION

There may be additional costs associated with enrolment in this course. Students must have a portable hard drive and a mirrorless camera to participate. An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (student discount available) is highly recommended for use off-campus.

Government Assistance

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

PSC is an approved Victorian Skills First Program provider.

Choose one of these 3 options

Option 1

Are you eligible for the Victorian Skills First Program? 

Option 2

Are you eligible for the Victorian Skills First Program

AND

You hold a current and valid Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card issued by the Commonwealth. 

Option 3

Looking to pay your own fees 

Go to this website and check your eligibility now.

If you are eligible, your tuition fee is $3,700 - and can be paid off monthly, fortnightly or weekly using our student direct debit service.

Go to this website and check your eligibility now.

Your tuition fee is $10,300 - and can be paid off monthly, fortnightly or weekly using our student direct debit service. 

Scholarships Information

PSC Awards Equity Scholarships for Financial Hardship* 

* To be eligible for equity scholarships, the applicant must be eligible for the Victorian Government Subsidised Training.

Enquire upon enrolment.