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Undergraduate Certificate of Photography

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Undergraduate Certificate of Photography

Course Dates

Next intake: 20 February 2023 Enquire Now
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One Semester


Face-to-face OR real-time learning via Zoom
Includes interactive photography classes, workshops and tutorials, demonstrations and practical participation. Whether you choose to study face-to-face OR online in real-time via Zoom, all PSC students receive the same level of teacher guidance and support.
International Students
International students can study this program online from outside Australia via Zoom within +2 or -3 time zone from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). This course is CRICOS approved (CRICOS Course Code 105886F) so international students can apply to study this course and for a student visa for this course.

Course Codes

Course Code 1400854
CRICOS Course Code 105886F

Career Outlook & Pathway

The Undergraduate Certificate of Photography provides pathways into further study or employment. Once you have completed the course, you are eligible to gain direct entry into Semester 2 of the 1st year of the Bachelor of Photography degree. The course provides you with 30 credit points of the 180 credit points required for the Bachelor of Photography qualification. Alternatively, it will prepare you for support roles in photography and the creative industries such as working as a photography assistant, cataloguing digital content, digital retouching, or being a visual editing assistant.


Undergraduate Certificate of Photography

The Undergraduate Certificate of Photography is an exciting newly accredited fully FEE-HELP enabled higher education course that provides a comprehensive introductory tertiary level photographic qualification. During a one semester period, you will cover all the technical aspects needed to produce creative photographic images, ensuring you gain comprehensive skills in camera craft and digital postproduction. By exploring a range of photographic genres and visual approaches, you will develop your own photography practice, as well as learning about the history of photography and the influence it has had on contemporary photographic styles

Flexible Study Options

You can choose to study face to face on campus or in real time via Zoom using our flexible remote delivery option. This option is perfectly suited for students who are regional or interstate with Australia and prefer to study more economically in the comfort of their homes or international students within +2 or -3 time zones from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).




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.


Application Procedure


All applicants should complete and submit the Undergraduate Certificate of Photography application form.

Applicants for the course are required to demonstrate appropriate levels of English language proficiency consistent with studying in tertiary education. Upon receiving your application, you will be contacted to arrange your individual discussion and show some current examples of your photography.

Offers for domestic students

Offers are made after completion of the interview process.


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Tuition Fees
& Enrolment

Fee Information

Domestic students may apply for FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELP is not available for international enrolments. International Students' tuition fees are paid up-front on a per-semester basis. International students are not required to pay more than 50% of the tuition fees before the course starts. However, they can pay for the full tuition fee if they wish to do so.

When you accept your offer and complete your enrolment form, you also choose your tuition fee payment option.


Undergraduate Certificate of Photography February 2023 Tuition Fees & Census Date - (PDF)

Undergraduate Certificate of Photography February 2023 Tuition Fees & Census Date - (PDF) International Students

Government Assistance

FEE-HELP Tuition Fee Assistance

PSC is an approved FEE-HELP provider.

FEE-HELP is a government loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students with loans to pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as equipment and materials, accommodation, living expenses or other costs. It is available to Australian Citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa who are enrolled in a higher education course.

Further information about FEE-HELP loans is available in this 2022 FEE-HELP Booklet.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students for the tuition fees for the Undergraduate Certificate of Photography course.

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