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CUA41115 Certificate IV in Photography and Photo ImagingOnline | Payment plan, Upfront payment
CUA41115 Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging
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Turn your hobby into a rewarding professional career in an in-demand creative field by studying a photography course.
Photographers shoot still images according to design briefs from clients. Your work will change depending on the nature of your employment and the clients you’re working for, but you can generally expect to perform tasks like:
Completing a photography course will also equip you with the skills and abilities to pursue employment in a range of other creative and communications roles, including working as a:
You’ll thrive working as a photographer if you:
While photography is a relatively small profession in Australia, with just over 13,000 people employed as photographers, the Australian Government’s Job Outlook reports that employment opportunities in the role have grown steadily over the last five years, and predicts that growth to continue until at least 2020, where the industry will employ approximately 14,800 people. Rates of unemployment in the photography profession are slightly lower than the national average unemployment rate, indicating the relative security of the profession.
PayScale reports that photographers may expect to earn a salary between $40,000 and $80,000 per year, with an average industry salary of approximately $54,000 per year. Experience doesn’t necessarily allow photographers to earn more, with entry-level photographers reporting to PayScale similar salaries as photographers with more experience; however, PayScale notes skills in photo editing and using the Adobe software suite have the potential to increase photographers’ earning capacity. PayScale states that photographers with skills in photo editing earn on average approximately $65,000 per year.