Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging

CUA50920

Course Overview

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have professional level specialised, technical and theoretical skills to plan, carry out and evaluate photo imaging services. The outcomes of this qualification apply to a range of industry contexts in commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography work environments, among others. These may be within organisations or of an independent nature.

The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Photographer, Compositor, and Digital Retoucher. It may also provide a pathway to other photography and photo imaging job roles.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of design theory and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

Qualification

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Units of competency in qualification

Some individual units of competency may have their own licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Users must check individual units of competency for licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements relevant to that unit.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Creative Arts field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Creative Arts field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Creative Arts field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

Jobs

Graduates of the Creative Arts field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

Professionals

24.8%

Professionals
Sales Workers

24.2%

Sales Workers
Community and Personal Service Workers

17.2%

Community and Personal Service Workers

Industries

Graduates of the Creative Arts field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

Retail Trade

26.2%

Retail Trade
Accommodation and Food Services

18.7%

Accommodation and Food Services
Education and Training

11.4%

Education and Training

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 

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JobTrainer

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Subsidised Training

State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Creative Arts and Culture Career Pathway

Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging is in the Creative Arts Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Creative Arts and Culture.


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Musical Theatre
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Music Industry
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
Creative Industries
Screen & Media
Design
Broadcast Technology
Live Production & Services
Arts Administration & Services

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Australian Apprenticeships


Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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