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Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development CUA60415

Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development is a six-month course that produces industry-ready graduates with specialist high-level commercial practice skills, together with a depth of industry and business knowledge.

Challenge yourself with a major exhibition, parade, portfolio or career launch.

Applicants to the program must have successfully completed a Diploma of Photo Imaging, Fashion or Visual Arts (or similar). Those with substantial and relevant industry experience may also be considered.

Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development CUA60415
Program No: AD-BD01
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (July to December) of theory and practice workshops over three days with some evening classes and other days spent working independently on project work in CIT's studio learning environment.
Likely Job Outcome: Graduates of the course may gain employment as photographers or initially as photography assistants in a variety of industry contexts.
Application Type: Private
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Additional Information

Full fees apply for this course; ACT Government fee assistance does not apply.

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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You may enter this qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at Advanced Diploma level, including:
- successful achievement of a relevant or related Diploma qualification in photography
- extensive vocational experience in photography.

Applicants with no previous qualifications need to demonstrate extensive industry experience in photography at the interview.

CIT may request that prospective students attend an interview session where they are required to present a portfolio of work.

The portfolio should consist of approximately 20 photographs across a variety of genre and contexts (these may be prints or digital files).

The portfolio and performance at interview will assess:
- photography skills and experience
- aesthetic evaluation and judgment
- creative and innovative conceptual thinking
- motivation and interest in photography
- communication and computer skills
- career and industry awareness
- work experience, where relevant

If you are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and are using English as a second language (both oral and written), you must have English skills equivalent to or IELTS 6.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 12 subjects

  • CUADES601  Design innovative products
    • CIT Code: DSGN175
      Cost: $550
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS501  Ensure a safe workplace
    • CIT Code: OHSS226
      Cost: $660
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUACMP501  Manage copyright arrangements
    • CIT Code: MEDA338
      Cost: $220
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND502  Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
    • CIT Code: DSGN176
      Cost: $550
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain creative arts industry knowledge, and monitor and manage own professional practice. It applies to individuals with 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCRT501  Originate and develop concepts
    • CIT Code: INNO111
      Cost: $330
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.
      It applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process, such as marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs, entertainment events, films, exhibitions and digital media products. Individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy, but collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts to the point where they can be implemented..

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR601  Originate a body of independent creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS311
      Cost: $1100
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to independently conceive a coherent body of creative work at a professional level. The unit involves experimenting with ideas to evolve own ideas and approaches, refining and developing concepts and techniques in artistic practice, and planning and managing own creative project through to finished product. It also involves engaging with peers and industry networks in ways that develop and confirm own place as an arts professional. It applies to individuals who have a highly developed command of materials, process and techniques in any creative form.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUARES602  Extend cultural research expertise
    • CIT Code: ARTS320
      Cost: $550
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to extend and refine individual cultural research capability, in the context of own practice and as part of the broader cultural context. It applies to individuals in the creative industries who can research and engage with current cultural debate and with cultural history and theory. Individuals at this level engage in a self-directed independent research process.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR603  Engage in the business of creative practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS313
      Cost: $770
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to approach the business aspects of working as a creative practitioner in a professional manner. It applies to individuals who, depending on the creative practice, operate as sole practitioners, in artist cooperatives, or as freelance or contract workers. Regardless of the business model, all practitioners earning income from their practice engage with the professional business requirements for a sustainable creative practice. Independent creative practitioners sometimes work as employees in small and large organisations.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG609  Develop a marketing plan
    • CIT Code: MKTG257
      Cost: $550
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, develop and present a marketing plan for an organisation.
      It applies to individuals working in senior marketing positions who are responsible for formulating a marketing plan by developing specific marketing strategies and tactics in accordance with the organisation’s overall marketing objectives.
      Individuals operating at this level may receive input from people working under their supervision who collect information required to devise specific marketing strategies and tactics.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT617  Develop and implement a business plan
    • CIT Code: MGNT605
      Cost: $660
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to run a business operation and covers the steps required to develop and implement a business plan.
      It applies to individuals who are running an organisation or who take a senior role in determining the effective functioning and success of the organisation. As such, they may oversee the work of a number of teams and other managers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR605  Evolve ideas for professional creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS315
      Cost: $550
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop the conceptual aspects of any creative practice, including through the processes of evaluation, critical thinking and research. It applies to individuals who work in any creative form. At this level, practitioners engage with ideas as a fundamental part of the day-to-day process of creating work. Ideas and thinking are integral to the practical exploration of materials, processes and techniques, but hold a special place in the creative process.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Extending expertise in a specialised art form to professional level
    • CIT Code: ARTS360
      Cost: $880
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to extend own expertise in a specialised art form in order to develop a cohesive body of professional work for the public domain. It involves self-directed research and the independent, highly developed use of specialised materials, processes and techniques. It applies to individuals who work as creative practitioners, producing a professional standard of work that demonstrates a mature engagement with their chosen art form. The unit may be applied to any art form.

      This subject achieves the unit of competency CUAPPR606 Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Photography - complete all 4 subjects

  • CUAPPR602  Collaborate in professional creative projects
    • CIT Code: ARTS312
      Cost: $550
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collaborate with other creative practitioners in order to establish, realise and then evaluate a creative project. It applies to individuals who are independent creative practitioners working together in a collaborative team on commercial or community creative projects in physical or virtual environments. They may work on individual pieces of creative work or on thematically connected works in the broader context of a work brief, exhibition, competition or themed event. The unit applies to self-generated projects as well as those developed in response to opportunities presented by others. No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR604  Publicly present a body of own creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS314
      Cost: $690
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to generate ideas for a public presentation of a coherent body of own professional creative work; then plan and prepare the presentation, including own work; and promote and evaluate it. It applies to individuals who are creative practitioners working in a range of different sectors. The presentations may be physical or virtual, and may include exhibitions, shows, competitions and performances.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPHI501  Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
    • CIT Code: PHOT225
      Cost: $495
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce creative and innovative photo images based on visual communication theory. It applies to individuals who research and evaluate visual communication theory and use it to inform their practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Realising a body of creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS359
      Cost: $495
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create a coherent body of work in any creative form. It applies to individuals who are at the beginning of their professional practice and whose completed work conveys a well developed command of materials, process and technique, and strong conceptual and theoretical development.

      This subject achieves the unit of competency CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Photography and Photo Imaging CUA50915
Certificate IV Photography and Photo Imaging CUA41115
Statement Attainment training Digital Photo Practice (Capture) [extract from CUA41115]
Statement Attainment training Digital Photo Practice (Lighting) [extract from CUA41115]
Statement Attainment training Digital Photo Editing (Lightroom) [extract from CUA41115]

More Information

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