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Essential Skills

Course Dates

Next Intake - Evening Classes 20 JANUARY
Next Intake - Day Classes 7 FEBRUARY


20 weeks day or 16 weeks fast tracked evening classes


Face to face

Career Outlook & Pathway

Credit is counted towards Creative Photography Certificate

Essential Skills

Essential Skills

The Essential Skills short course develops the first level of advanced photographic knowledge and skills. You will learn how to master your camera and a range of digital editing techniques within the context of:

  • Being visually inspired and seeing the world differently
  • Photographing with a new level of awareness
  • Photographic genres and styles
  • Light and contrast in photography
  • Capturing images and subject interaction
  • Creative applications in photography
  • Image quality and the impact of editing using Adobe Lightroom
  • Analysing photographic conditions and shooting on location
  • Ongoing feedback on your photographs



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.


Entry Requirement

A passion for photography!

Application Procedure

Contact the College to arrange an interview with our Future Students and Communications Coordinator - Mandarine Montgomery (03) 96823191, or apply on-line.


Have you read our Course Guide
Have you connected with the Future Students and Communications Coordinator
Have you filled out the enrolment form

Tuition Fees
& Enrolment

Fee Information
  • Upfront Option: $2,800 ($550 deposit on enrolment and a balance of $2,250 payable within 7 days)
  • Our Easy Monthly Payment Plan: $2,850 for the semester, ($550 deposit on enrolment and 5 monthly payments of $460)