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Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development CUA60415

Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development is a 9 months 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 and career launch

Applicants to the program must have successfully completed a Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging CUA50915, Diploma of Visual Arts CUA51115, Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising MST50116 or an equivalent qualification. 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: Three Terms full-time or part time equivalent, Comprised of theory and practice workshops over two days may include some evening classes and other days spent working independently on project work in CIT's studio learning environment.
Cost Info:

The 2019 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below.

Subject costs identified as Profile apply to Standard students and are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Commercial are full fee (FF) and receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Likely Job Outcome: Graduates of the course may gain employment in their chosen fields in a variety of industry contexts.
Enrolment Type: Standard
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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, fashion, visual arts or a creative or design related qualification.
- extensive vocational experience in photography, fashion, visual arts or any other related creative or design industry

Applicants with no previous qualifications need to demonstrate extensive industry experience in any of the creative and design industries through a portfolio and at the interview. Those coming through this pathway will require a pre-requisite check prior to enrolment into specific units.

CIT may request that prospective students attend an interview session where they are required to present a portfolio of work a checklist of requirements will be provided for your discipline.

The portfolio and performance at interview will assess:
- skills and experience in your creative field
- aesthetic evaluation and judgment
- creative and innovative conceptual thinking
- motivation and interest in developing your creative skills
- 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.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Literacy Skills Information

    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 4 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. 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 Foundation Skills 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

Complete 16 subjects

Core: Complete all 4 subjects

  • CUADES601   Design innovative products
    • CIT Code: DSGN175
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      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: Profile $129.00
      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: Profile $43.00
      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: Profile $107.50
      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

Electives: Complete minimum 8

  • CUAPPR602   Collaborate in professional creative projects
    • CIT Code: ARTS312
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      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: Profile $279.00
      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
  • CUAPPR601   Originate a body of independent creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS311
      Cost: Profile $261.25
      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
  • CUAPPR605   Evolve ideas for professional creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS315
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      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
  • BSBCRT501   Originate and develop concepts
    • CIT Code: INNO111
      Cost: Profile $64.50
      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. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT617   Develop and implement a business plan
    • CIT Code: MGNT605
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG609   Develop a marketing plan
    • CIT Code: MKTG257
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES602   Research global design trends
    • CIT Code: DSGN174
      Cost: Profile $64.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and critically evaluate global design trends. The focus is on research and analysis of information and ideas at a complex level, plus the evaluation and extension of the individual’s professional skills. It applies to individuals who need to maintain a current and comprehensive knowledge of global design trends to inform their own professional practice. Although predominantly for designers, this unit may also be relevant to those who work in related management, marketing and production areas. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAACD501   Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
    • CIT Code: ARTS259
      Cost: Profile $280.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use drawing and other visual representation tools to develop, refine and communicate ideas for creative work. The unit focus is on manual drawing development and refinement, and visual representation as cognitive tools in a professional practice, rather than a particular level of drawing technique. It applies to individuals who are professional practitioners working in any area related to visual communication using drawing and other visual representation tools to support their practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR503   Present a body of own creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS308
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use creative, technical and project management skills to produce a professional and innovative presentation of own creative work. It applies to individuals who maintain an up-to-date presentation package or portfolio of creative work. The presentation or portfolio may be physical or virtual.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: May complete maximum 4

  • MSTFD6006   Develop a fashion range
    • CIT Code: FASH419
      Cost: Profile $215.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to develop and present a fashion range of at least ten items to the client. This unit of competency applies to design development and presentation of a fashion range based on an occasion, theme or storyline. Design concept development processes will be conducted according to workplace practices and procedures. The fashion range developed must consist of at least ten garments. Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5007   Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
    • CIT Code: FASH245
      Cost: Profile $157.50
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse significant influences that determine current individual preferences and future fashion trends. The unit of competency applies to the analysis of the fashion theories on adoption and dissemination of new trends, as well as investigating fashion cycles. The skills covered in this unit will be applied in the development of designs to meet specific design briefs and current market demands.Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
  • MSTFD5010   Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
    • CIT Code: FASH246
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      Description: The unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to develop and present fashion design concepts to the client, in response to a brief. It applies to a garment or small range for adult or children’s market which includes some distinctive style and features. Work is conducted according to workplace practices and procedures as a member of a team or under supervision. Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5011   Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
    • CIT Code: FASH247
      Cost: Profile $157.50
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to produce fashion illustrations that will visually communicate the fashion figure in a variety of poses and silhouettes.The unit of competency applies to producing fashion illustrations using stylised drawing and rendering techniques.Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5015   Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
    • CIT Code: FASH291
      Cost: Profile $245.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to develop patterns for the production of complex fashion garments with advanced styling requirements.The unit of competency applies to the development of patterns using an existing block and applying advanced patternmaking principles. Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
      MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
      MSTFD4015 Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
  • MSTFD5018   Determine and specify advanced construction processes
    • CIT Code: FASH293
      Cost: Profile $265.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to determine and specify advanced construction processes to achieve desired design details.The unit of competency applies to design details which achieve specific effects in the production of garments to give a garment a more unique, individual appearance. It also applies to producing samples and developing construction specifications and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to guide the production of garments which incorporate design detail.Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5019   Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations
    • CIT Code: FASH294
      Cost: Profile $255.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to analyse the fit of a garment or toile on the individual body, make necessary adjustments and alter the pattern.The unit of competency applies to fitting a garment or toile, making size and fit alterations on the garment or toile, then transferring these alterations to the pattern.Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
      MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
  • MSTFD5017   Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
    • CIT Code: FASH413
      Cost: Profile $193.50
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply design studio processes when working to a client brief to design and produce fashion garments.The unit of competency applies to integrating skills across the design and production process and focuses on experimentation and continuous improvement in order to achieve desired design effects and meet a client brief for individual garments or a small range.Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5006   Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
    • CIT Code: FASH404
      Cost: Profile $114.50
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to evaluate fashion designs against set criteria.The unit of competency applies to evaluation techniques applied to ensure a design meets specifications and client needs.Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5004   Develop marketing plans for fashion products
    • CIT Code: FASH407
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to plan marketing and promotional activities to support the sales of fashion products. The unit of competency applies to local or international marketing activities typical to the promotion and sale of fashion products. Development of marketing plans may be central to the work role or completed as part of the overall sale of design concepts to clients. All proposed marketing activities must be appropriate to the price point of the fashion design and the overall objectives of the client. Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5005   Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes
    • CIT Code: FASH414
      Cost: Profile $93.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to use manipulation techniques to create decoration for fabric design effects. The unit of competency applies to manipulating a range of textiles that are used in the production of garments and accessories. Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
      MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTFD5021   Conduct digital patternmaking and grading
    • CIT Code: FASH428
      Cost: Profile $422.50
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to use digital technologies to produce patterns and conduct grading for fashion designs. The unit of competency applies to the use of specialised electronic programs and computing equipment to digitise patterns and access existing pattern block libraries to create and grade pattern styles for a set size range. Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5020   Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
    • CIT Code: FASH427
      Cost: Profile $215.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to conduct research to determine current industry practices and assess the impact of these on own practice. Work may be conducted in small to large-scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR501   Realise a body of creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS305
      Cost: Profile $264.00
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR502   Develop own sustainable professional practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS307
      Cost: Profile $75.25
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish goals for own professional practice and to determine how one’s practice can be developed in a sustainable way, taking account of all aspects of sustainability – individual, social, environmental and economic.It applies to individuals who must consider the sustainability of their practice in any sector or area of expertise.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUARES503   Analyse cultural history and theory
    • CIT Code: ARTS319
      Cost: Profile $160.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and debate cultural history and theory, and to use those processes to develop individual approaches to creative work.It applies to individuals working across all cultural sectors. It might also apply to individuals working much more broadly in business and community roles. At this level, the individual mostly works independently, although the research may be guided by others in terms of its scope and objectives.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR505   Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS310
      Cost: Profile $64.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice. It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues. The unit does not apply to individuals employed by organisations to manage the safety of a practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPHI505   Produce commercial photo images
    • CIT Code: PHOT271
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce commercial photo images, liaising with clients, art directors and associated professionals. It applies to individuals who respond to open or closed briefs to create photo images in areas including advertising, architecture, industrial, corporate, fashion and food. No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPHI513   Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
    • CIT Code: PHOT228
      Cost: Profile $96.75
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the integrity of colour across digital imaging devices.It applies to individuals who apply self-directed technical skills and knowledge to manage the accuracy and consistency of colour in digital and hybrid (digitised or scanned film or print) work processes.No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPHI501   Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
    • CIT Code: PHOT225
      Cost: Profile $96.75
      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
  • CUAPHI502   Research and apply photo imaging trends
    • CIT Code: PHOT255
      Cost: Profile $96.75
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to investigate photo imaging trends and emerging technologies and assess their creative and commercial applications. It applies to self-directed creative practitioners who use knowledge of emerging trends to evaluate, plan and implement changes to their workflows, products and technology.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Visual Arts CUA51115
Certificate IV Visual Arts CUA41315

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au