Course Title: Work professionally in the creative arts industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6173 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation and Design)

Course Title: Work professionally in the creative arts industry

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

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


515T Creative Industries

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2022,
Term2 2023,
Term1 2024,
Term2 2024

Course Contact: Nat Bates

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course we will cover the skills and knowledge required to display a professional attitude when working in the creative arts industry, including when implementing strategies to find work, responding to work opportunities, operating in the work environment, and establishing and maintaining industry networks.

The course applies to those who could be establishing a career as a performer in disciplines, such as dance, music, acting or circus skills, or they could be specialising in choreography, production management, arts administration, visual arts, design or community cultural development. At this level people are expected to apply wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives. Work activities are largely self-directed

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAIND611 Work professionally in the creative arts industry


1. Implement strategies to find work

2. Respond to work opportunities

3. Show initiative in the work environment

4. Establish and maintain industry networks

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your written tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.