Photography Studies College (Melbourne) is a government registered dual sector institution, offering accredited courses in both vocational education and higher education.
Registered Training Organisation No: 0111
Higher Education Provider No: 6537
CRICOS Provider No: 00257G
Our accredited courses are recognized by the Australian peak industry body for photography, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).
PSC domestic students undertaking full time study are eligible to apply for FEE HELP for the Bachelor of Photography or VET FEE HELP for the Advanced Diploma of Photography. PSC students are eligible for AUSTUDY.
For more information visit Centrelink's Austudy Payment webpage.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Photography and the Advanced Diploma of Photography are eligible to apply for full membership of the following Australian professional bodies:
Australian Institute of Professional Photography
Advertising, Commercial and Magazine Photographers
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance
National Association of Visual Arts
PSC has well established structures of leadership, academic governance, management and administration. The following governance structures provide quality oversight across all of the College's operations:
The Governing Council provides advice on strategy and oversight of the academic governance of the College. The Governing Council includes five external members including two senior Academic staff highly experienced in academic governance with a focus on Photography and Design. All strategic planning is undertaken with advice from the Governing Council.
Council Members: Mr Jim Davidson (Chair), Ms Julie Abramson, Dr Robin Williams, Professor Chris Ryan, Mr Phil Ingerson, Ms Julie Moss and Ms Jenny Heron.
The Academic Board oversees all academic governance. This is undertaken under delegation from the Governing Council.
Academic Board Members: Dr Robin Williams (Chair) (Robin Williams Photography), Professor Chris Ryan, Dr Les Horvat (Les Horvat Photography), Dr Laura Hougaz and Mr Jonathan Shaw - international member (Jonathan Shaw Photographic Artist) and Ms Jenny Heron.
The Course Advisory Committee is made up of photography industry experts from Australia and chaired by past AIPP president and award winning photographer, Mr Ian van der Wolde (Altered Images Photography Pty Ltd) . Other members include experts such as Mr Mark Munro (Mark Munro Photography), Mr Mark Galer (Mark Galer Photography) and Ms Sally Brownbill (The Brownbill Effect), along with former Media Arts and Entertainment Alliance organiser, Mr Pat O’Donnell. It ensures that College courses keep pace with the rapid and ongoing technology changes in the photography and digital media industries.