Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development

CUA60420 CRICOS 106545H
DURATION

8 terms - Each term includes 6 weeks of study plus 2 weeks holidays

LOCATION

Sydney City, Bondi, Melbourne, Darwin, Gold Coast, Byron Bay

Apply creative and conceptual skills across a range of creative arts industry contexts. Work in different environments that require the development of creative solutions to complex problems.

This course explores high-level technical, creative and conceptual skills and how to put into practice in the creative arts industry.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Visual Arts and Craft Professional
  • Digital Media Designer
  • Digital Artist

Course Units

Units
1

Core unit BSBWHS501 - Ensure a safe workplace

Ensure a safe workplace.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

This unit applies to managers working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS legislation, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by relevant legislation.

2

Core unit CUACMP511 - Manage copyright arrangements

Manage copyright arrangements.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, manage and apply individual or collaborative copyright arrangements for original works.

It applies to individuals who have responsibility for identifying intellectual property requirements, assigning copyright and licensing rights, and ensuring copyright is protected locally and internationally.

3

Core unit CUADES601 - Design innovative products

Design innovative products.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and develop innovative products and creative works that are ‘market-ready’ at a professional level.

It applies to individuals who conceive and develop innovative products across all areas of creative practice. Work may be physical, virtual or conceptual and could be artistic or functional.
The work is carried out independently or as part of a creative team.

4

Core unit CUADES611 - Manage design realisation

Manage design realisation.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the process of taking a design from concept to final realisation or production. It involves planning the realisation of designs, managing the implementation of the design and managing different stakeholders throughout the completion of the realisation process.

It applies to individuals working in any industry context or design discipline who take responsibility for turning design concept into reality – a product or service of value to the end-user. This person could be an individual designer-maker or a designer working as part of a larger design/production team.

5

Core unit CUAIND512 - Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge

Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain creative arts industry knowledge and monitor and manage own professional practice. This includes applying industry knowledge to research-based work activities, when interacting with others, and when engaging in professional practice in the music industry.

The unit applies to those who have advanced research and analysis skills working as practitioners, administrators or managers. They could be working in the public or private sector in a variety of contexts.

6

Elective BSBCRT512 - Originate and develop concepts

Originate and develop concepts.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.

The unit applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process. This may include marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs and entertainment events. These individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy and also collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts for implementation.

7

Elective BSBCRT611 - Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply critical thinking in order to develop solutions to complex issues arising in the workplace.

The unit applies to individuals who are required to think critically in order to develop structured and innovative solutions to overcome complex organisational issues. Individuals in these roles operate with a high degree of autonomy and may undertake non-standard work tasks involving escalated risks. These individuals are often responsible for a team or work area.

8

Elective BSBSTR801 - Lead innovative thinking and practice

Lead innovative thinking and practice.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to generate, lead and sustain innovative organisational thinking and practice.

The unit applies to individuals who initiate and lead innovation in any industry or community context. Each organisation’s thinking and practice will be different depending on its core business, purpose, size, complexity and broader operating context.

9

Elective BSBSTR802 - Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation

Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the development of high-level strategic plans that serve the vision and mission of an organisation. It addresses analysing the environment, identifying risks and opportunities, planning staffing requirements, succession planning, and establishing and monitoring financial and non-financial performance indicators. Leadership skills are applied in order to engage people with the organisation’s vision and goals and in developing and implementing the plan.

The unit applies to senior managers and business owners who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

10

Elective CUADIG517 - Design digital simulations

Design digital simulations.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, plan and design drafts for digital simulations of real-world environments and processes.

The unit applies to those who work closely with subject experts to develop virtual environments for fields including architecture, science and engineering, medicine, conservation and manufacturing. They may also collaborate with programmers and software authors so the simulation is technically achievable.

11

Elective CUADES512 - Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work proactively with a client or commissioning organisation to develop and negotiate a design brief. It involves determining design requirements with stakeholders, developing and refining the design brief and finalising the terms and conditions of the brief.

It applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where the designer plays a key role in determining the scope and nature of work required. Establishment, negotiation and refinement of a design brief requires the integration of highly-developed creative thinking, Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work proactively with a client or commissioning organisation to develop and negotiate a design brief. It involves determining design requirements with stakeholders, developing and refining the design brief and finalising the terms and conditions of the brief.
It applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where the designer plays a key role in determining the scope and nature of work required. Establishment, negotiation and refinement of a design brief requires the integration of highly-developed creative thinking, communication and planning skills in a process that may not be linear. Adaptability and effective responses to change and new ideas are crucial.

12

Elective CUAGRD611 - Engage in the business of graphic design

Engage in the business of graphic design.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to adopt a professional, commercial approach to graphic design practice. It involves evaluating the skills and knowledge needed to work as a professional in the graphic design industry.

The unit applies to those who work autonomously across a diverse range of industry and community contexts. They could be employed by others in small or large organisations, operate as freelancers or set up their own studios.

13

Elective BSBMKG625 - Implement and manage international marketing programs

Implement and manage international marketing programs.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the international environment, identify market factors and risks, and manage and evaluate international marketing programs.

The unit applies to individuals who use are senior marketing or management personnel or those who have responsibility for international marketing programs.

14

Elective BSBPMG540 - Manage project integration

Manage project integration.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

15

Elective BSBSTR601 - Manage innovation and continuous improvement

Manage innovation and continuous improvement.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and rewarded.

The unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who aim to build a better and more effective work environment. Continuous improvement and innovation have links with the model of the learning organisation and people working at this level play an important role in building the culture, values and attitudes of the organisation.

16

Elective CUAFIM411 - Obtain revenue to support operations

Obtain revenue to support operations.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set revenue-raising goals, identify potential sources of revenue and to proactively work to secure revenue.

The unit applies to those who work with a large degree of independence and who work in variety of roles from sole practitioners through to senior administrators. Revenue could be raised from individual philanthropy, corporate philanthropy, corporate sponsorship or grants from philanthropic trusts or government agencies.

1

Core unit BSBWHS501 - Ensure a safe workplace

Ensure a safe workplace.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

This unit applies to managers working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS legislation, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by relevant legislation.

2

Core unit CUACMP511 - Manage copyright arrangements

Manage copyright arrangements.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, manage and apply individual or collaborative copyright arrangements for original works.

It applies to individuals who have responsibility for identifying intellectual property requirements, assigning copyright and licensing rights, and ensuring copyright is protected locally and internationally.

3

Core unit CUADES601 - Design innovative products

Design innovative products.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and develop innovative products and creative works that are ‘market-ready’ at a professional level.

It applies to individuals who conceive and develop innovative products across all areas of creative practice. Work may be physical, virtual or conceptual and could be artistic or functional.
The work is carried out independently or as part of a creative team.

4

Core unit CUADES611 - Manage design realisation

Manage design realisation.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the process of taking a design from concept to final realisation or production. It involves planning the realisation of designs, managing the implementation of the design and managing different stakeholders throughout the completion of the realisation process.

It applies to individuals working in any industry context or design discipline who take responsibility for turning design concept into reality – a product or service of value to the end-user. This person could be an individual designer-maker or a designer working as part of a larger design/production team.

5

Core unit CUAIND512 - Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge

Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain creative arts industry knowledge and monitor and manage own professional practice. This includes applying industry knowledge to research-based work activities, when interacting with others, and when engaging in professional practice in the music industry.

The unit applies to those who have advanced research and analysis skills working as practitioners, administrators or managers. They could be working in the public or private sector in a variety of contexts.

6

Elective BSBCRT512 - Originate and develop concepts

Originate and develop concepts.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.

The unit applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process. This may include marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs and entertainment events. These individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy and also collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts for implementation.

7

Elective BSBCRT611 - Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply critical thinking in order to develop solutions to complex issues arising in the workplace.

The unit applies to individuals who are required to think critically in order to develop structured and innovative solutions to overcome complex organisational issues. Individuals in these roles operate with a high degree of autonomy and may undertake non-standard work tasks involving escalated risks. These individuals are often responsible for a team or work area.

8

Elective BSBSTR801 - Lead innovative thinking and practice

Lead innovative thinking and practice.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to generate, lead and sustain innovative organisational thinking and practice.

The unit applies to individuals who initiate and lead innovation in any industry or community context. Each organisation’s thinking and practice will be different depending on its core business, purpose, size, complexity and broader operating context.

9

Elective BSBSTR802 - Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation

Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the development of high-level strategic plans that serve the vision and mission of an organisation. It addresses analysing the environment, identifying risks and opportunities, planning staffing requirements, succession planning, and establishing and monitoring financial and non-financial performance indicators. Leadership skills are applied in order to engage people with the organisation’s vision and goals and in developing and implementing the plan.

The unit applies to senior managers and business owners who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

10

Elective CUADIG517 - Design digital simulations

Design digital simulations.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, plan and design drafts for digital simulations of real-world environments and processes.

The unit applies to those who work closely with subject experts to develop virtual environments for fields including architecture, science and engineering, medicine, conservation and manufacturing. They may also collaborate with programmers and software authors so the simulation is technically achievable.

11

Elective CUADES512 - Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work proactively with a client or commissioning organisation to develop and negotiate a design brief. It involves determining design requirements with stakeholders, developing and refining the design brief and finalising the terms and conditions of the brief.

It applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where the designer plays a key role in determining the scope and nature of work required. Establishment, negotiation and refinement of a design brief requires the integration of highly-developed creative thinking, Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work proactively with a client or commissioning organisation to develop and negotiate a design brief. It involves determining design requirements with stakeholders, developing and refining the design brief and finalising the terms and conditions of the brief.
It applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where the designer plays a key role in determining the scope and nature of work required. Establishment, negotiation and refinement of a design brief requires the integration of highly-developed creative thinking, communication and planning skills in a process that may not be linear. Adaptability and effective responses to change and new ideas are crucial.

12

Elective CUAGRD611 - Engage in the business of graphic design

Engage in the business of graphic design.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to adopt a professional, commercial approach to graphic design practice. It involves evaluating the skills and knowledge needed to work as a professional in the graphic design industry.

The unit applies to those who work autonomously across a diverse range of industry and community contexts. They could be employed by others in small or large organisations, operate as freelancers or set up their own studios.

13

Elective BSBMKG625 - Implement and manage international marketing programs

Implement and manage international marketing programs.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the international environment, identify market factors and risks, and manage and evaluate international marketing programs.

The unit applies to individuals who use are senior marketing or management personnel or those who have responsibility for international marketing programs.

14

Elective BSBPMG540 - Manage project integration

Manage project integration.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

15

Elective BSBSTR601 - Manage innovation and continuous improvement

Manage innovation and continuous improvement.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and rewarded.

The unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who aim to build a better and more effective work environment. Continuous improvement and innovation have links with the model of the learning organisation and people working at this level play an important role in building the culture, values and attitudes of the organisation.

16

Elective CUAFIM411 - Obtain revenue to support operations

Obtain revenue to support operations.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set revenue-raising goals, identify potential sources of revenue and to proactively work to secure revenue.

The unit applies to those who work with a large degree of independence and who work in variety of roles from sole practitioners through to senior administrators. Revenue could be raised from individual philanthropy, corporate philanthropy, corporate sponsorship or grants from philanthropic trusts or government agencies.

Study Mode

Full Time| Face to Face on campus or Virtual Blended

Entry Requirements

Domestic Students must:

  1. Be a minimum of 18 yrs. of age
  2. Year 12 (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent
  3. Access to a laptop or tablet for home and classroom use

International Students must:

  1. Be a minimum of 18 yrs. of age
  2. Year 12 (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent
  3. have an IELTS or equivalent score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any band and
  4. access to a laptop or tablet for home and classroom use

Note: Equivalent Year 12 for International Students is educational equivalent in home country or International Baccalaureate.

 

 

Start Dates

Sydney City, Bondi, Melbourne, Darwin, Gold Coast, Byron Bay
2022 2023
January term- 24 Jan - 4 Mar (Break - 2 weeks 7 Mar - 18 Mar)
March term - 21 Mar - 29 Apr (Break -2 weeks 2 May - 13 May)
May term- 16 May - 24 Jun (Break -2 weeks 27 Jun - 8 Jul)
July term- 11 Jul - 19 Aug (Break -2 weeks 22 Aug - 2 Sep)
September term- 5 Sep - 14 Oct (Break -2 weeks 17 Oct - 28 Oct)
November term - 31 Oct - 9 Dec (Break -2 weeks 12 Dec- 20 Jan 2023)
January term- 23 Jan - 3 Mar (Break - 2 weeks 6 Mar - 17 Mar)
March term - 20 Mar - 28 Apr (Break -2 weeks 1 May - 12 May)
May term- 15 May - 23 Jun (Break -2 weeks 26 Jun - 7 Jul)
July term- 10 Jul - 18 Aug (Break -2 weeks 21 Aug - 1 Sep)
September term- 4 Sep - 13 Oct (Break -2 weeks 16 Oct - 27 Oct)
November term - 30 Oct - 8 Dec (Break -2 weeks 9 Dec- 19 Jan 2024)

Further Studies

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