The AFCA Forensic Photography Course is the only course of its type in Australia and has been designed for professionals who are required to take photographic evidence of a crime scene or regulatory or compliance failure. This course has been specifically designed for students with positions in law enforcement, military policing, intelligence, or other regulatory careers (For example WHS). From learning how to prepare photographic equipment, search a scene and prepare for the shoot, this course will provide students with the skills sets to secure vital photographic evidence in a forensically sound manner. In addition, because the course focuses on the forensics continuum (land, air, sea, maritime), undertaking this course will provide the student with the ability to operate in a range of environments.

Course Content

This course provides the skills required to capture photographic images for forensic purposes. It includes in what context to select and use appropriate equipment and software and the capture of specific images required by an investigator. In the context of this unit, photographic equipment includes digital cameras, film cameras, accessories such as lenses (normal, wide-angle, telephoto and zoom), flashes and filters, tripod, equipment bag, memory cards and batteries.

Course Units

DEFFOR004 – Capture Forensic Photographs

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Course Details

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Course Duration

This Qualification is to be delivered online with 320 hours of learning and 40 hours of assessment.

The total time commitment is 360 hours.

Course Fees

Your total investment for the Forensic Photogrpahy Course is AUD$597.00
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  • There are no prerequisites for entry into this qualification.
    Our training is open and responsive to all people irrespective of age, gender, cultural or ethnic
    background, disability, sexuality, unemployment, imprisonment or remote location.

    These are likely to be new learners:
     Those wishing to undertake a full qualification to gain further employment in the sector;
     Those wishing to advance their career in the sector;
     Those wishing to upskill or refresh their knowledge after time in the industry; and
     Those updating a previous qualification to maintain currency.

Qualifications Issued

Statement of Attainment – DEFFOR004 Capture forensic photographic images

Delivery Mode

This qualification will be delivered online at a pace best suited to the student.

Recognition Of Prior Learning

You may be eligible to gain status for previous industry experience, studies in other courses or from other training providers.

If you fit in this category enquire about RPL/RCC or credit transfers which could significantly shorten your study requirements. Find out more on the RPL page of this website.


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