I have given a lot of thought recently to really pushing forward with my photography - I am mostly interested in portraiture. I am interested in getting a formal education, and have just missed next years intake for our local university - and I would rather get into something sooner than later. Is anyone here from Australia? What other options are available? There are some distance and online options from private education institutes as well as institutes dedicated to just photography such as the institute of photography - these offer certificates and associate diplomas and are very expensive - is this worthwhile or do I just do what I can through online and books until I can get into Uni?