Course Title: Collaborate in a creative process

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4311 Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Title: Collaborate in a creative process

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Mills

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to be able to plan simple, generally low risk projects that may be small scale and managed by one person or by a person with a small team. This course applies to individuals who participate in a collaborative creative process in a work or broader life context. The focus in this course is on effective engagement in a collaborative process, underpinned by a commitment to trust and ethics as a key feature of collaborative creative effort.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process


1. Enter into a collaborative creative process

2. Engage in a collaborative creative process

3. Reflect on own role in the collaborative creative process

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify detail and project requirements
  • Write recommendations and prepare plans that require a level of precision about their public art project
  • Prepare a business case and project plan
  • Establishing project infrastructure.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders or team members
  • Apply a range of communication styles to suit different audiences and purposes
  • Gain skills in using project management tools; negotiate time lines and applying workplace safety procedures in line with project planning requirements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.

You will be required to submit a folio at the end of the course. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Please note: If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this course and mayeb used for assessment purposes:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • direct observation of the candidate participating in collaborative creative activity
  • interviews with others participating in the process to determine the nature and quality of the candidate’s participation and interactions
  • evaluation of candidate presentation (verbal or written) on the collaborative process, including challenges, benefits and key learning for the future
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of concepts of trust and ethical behaviour in the context of creative endeavour.