Offered: Gold Coast

Expected Completion: 6 weeks

Minimum Learning/Study Commitment: 1 day per week

Next Intake: July, October, January, April

Study Now Pay Later Options

Camera & Lens included



Basics & Beyond

This photography course covers the skills and knowledge required to use a standard digital stills camera using a range of techniques. The aim of the courses is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to start a career as a professional photographer or a keen hobbyist. Learn the features of your digital camera to improve your photography skills, how to control your camera using different shooting modes and digitally enhance your images and produce the best photos you can. 


You need a great portfolio, not necessarily a degree in photography to become a professional photographer. This course focuses on providing you with the technical knowledge and practical skills to build a professional portfolio and launch a rewarding freelance photography career or an exciting new hobby.

It applies to individuals who are planning a career in photo imaging, and is perfect for beginners or hobby photographers who would like to learn more about technical skills. 

You will gradate with a variety of imagery to begin your portfolio.



Using a stills digital camera to capture photo images that meet specific requirements

Digital software to enhance images to meet the quality and look required by the projects

How to store images and equipment according to workplace requirements.

Outline basic techniques that are used to plan shots

Learn how to identify features of standard digital cameras and how these impact on a camera’s photographic capability

Learn the elements and principles of design for photo images

Investigate how light constrains and lighting enhances photographic image capture

Learn about pixel count (megapixels) and how this relates to the resolution and output size of the final image

Learn how metadata is used to categorise photographic images

Understand cleaning techniques for cameras and accessories

Produce a series of digital images where the techniques and materials support the idea for the work

Review own progress to identify ways to further develop skills.



The photography course can be completed in person at any of our studios.

To qualify for successful completion of this course, the participant must pass each Module.

Participants have a maximum timeframe of 12 months to complete this course.

Expected completion for an engaged participant is 3 to 6 months.


ACA accepts direct applications only, meaning you can only apply to study at ACA through our website. It is an easy 3-Step Enrolment Process. An ACA representative will get in contact with you to discuss your application and to schedule an interview. After you have completed your interview and supplied all of the required documentation, you will receive a results email within 24hrs.


Money Me+ Finance Option : Minimum repayment of $24 per week | $5 monthly fee | 6 months Interest Free

ACA Payment Plan Option : 2 x payments of $1999.5.00

Total Tuition: $3999.00 (Includes Camera & Lens)


This course comes with a Nikon DSLR D5600 plus lens kit. Other options can be provided and quoted on accordingly.


Please click on the logo below, fill in and submit the questionnaire. This information will allow us to provide a variety of fee options tailored to your circumstances. From time to time we may have access to funding and scholarships, we will assess your eligibility to provide available options at the time of your enquiry. We take your privacy seriously, your information will not shared with any external third parties.


Here are just some examples of career outcomes graduates have continued into:


Pathway into a  Diploma of Business

pathway into Advanced Styling

Pathway into Masters in Styling


JOB OUTCOMES (but not limited too)

  • Photographer