You need a high level of photographic skill to work as a Photographer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Photographers.
Membership with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography may be useful.
Thinking about study or training?
Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.
- Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
- Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
- Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
- You might be interested in Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.
Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.
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