Photography courses in Hobart, Tasmania, are available at the Clarence Campus of the Tasmanian Polytechnic.


Certificate IV: Photo-imaging

Duration: 1 year

This qualification is from the Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package and is designed to reflect the role of individuals working as a photographer’s assistant who apply a broad range of skills including lighting, image capture, enhancements and manipulation and output.

Diploma: Photo-imaging

Duration: 1 year

This course is from the Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package. It reflects the role of photo-imaging practitioners who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised and technical competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate photo-imaging services.

It has application across a range of industry contexts (including commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography), where the practitioner is required to:

  • interpret photo-imaging assignment briefs from a range of clients;
  • consult with clients to refine objectives of photo-imaging assignments;
  • select appropriate technologies and workflows to capture images, including type of camera, image recording media, lighting, post capture processing, colour management and outputs;
  • work from a studio or in a range of locations;
  • employ aesthetic, conceptual, compositional and technical skills to realise photo-imaging outcomes;
  • utilise a range of traditional, contemporary and emergent technologies in the capture, preparation and distribution of image products.