Course Overview

Photography is a crucial element within the creative space, and using software to manipulate and edit imagery is a vital component for websites, advertising, print and much more.

Study this FREE Photoshop and illustrator course and upgrade your knowledge and skills to create your next masterpiece. This course will equip you with a range of technical know-how using the latest industry software.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Photoshop and Illustrator Pathway
Locations To be confirmed
Next intake To be confirmed View more details
Study options

12 weeks part-time

4 weeks full-time also available
Total credits 20
Indicative Fees No tuition fees for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Career opportunities

Employment opportunities in administration, digital design, media, marketing, teaching, communication in the creative industries sector. You may also choose to undertake further study in graphic design, fashion design digital media, teaching, media, marketing and related disciplines.

Topics you'll cover


  • File management
  • Photoshop Raw
  • Photo editing
  • Image management – adjust image size; brightness; colour
  • Layer management – filters and effects; cropping
  • Workspace navigation
  • Compositing


  • File management
  • Workspace navigation
  • Tool functionality
  • Building/ merging shapes
  • Object management – building imagery; importing images
  • Filters and effects

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * No tuition fees for domestic students

*Please note, fees for our 2024 intakes are yet to be confirmed. Once they are, we will update our website to reflect the new 2024 fee amount.

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Help with fees

Are you Eligible for Free Fees?

There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.

Student Loans and Allowances

This course does NOT meet the requirements for student loan or allowance applications through StudyLink.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

  • Open entry.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:

Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.

Other Considerations

This course is taught on Apple Mac computers. Learners must have elementary level computer skills.

English language requirements

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Part-time (12 weeks, no current intakes). You'll attend class on Monday - Wednesday evenings, 5pm - 9pm.

Full-time (4 weeks, one current intake). You'll attend class Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm.

Intakes to be confirmed Ask to be notified when the next intake becomes available

Study options

  • 12 weeks part-time
  • 4 weeks full-time also available

Important dates

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