This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the creative arts industry. These include relationship building, negotiation techniques, work prioritisation and personal development.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - conduct negotiations to identify realistic solutions to contractual issues; - establish and maintain contractual relationships through regular contact; - share industry information with colleagues and peers; - identify opportunities to maintain and enhance work performance; - seek feedback and integrate constructive advice into own work performance; - literacy skills to read and understand industry information and terminology; - prioritise work tasks; - work within deadlines; - monitor own work and introduce strategies to improve performance; - identify and plan for factors affecting completion of work tasks within deadlines, and; - recognise and resolve workplace issues when implementing new technology.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - different sectors of the creative arts industry and their interrelationships; - terminology associated with relevant industry sector; - issues of etiquette and ethics as they apply to key work areas within the industry; - key work areas within the industry, how they interrelate, and key roles and responsibilities; - sources of information on the industry and ways of maintaining current industry knowledge; - awards and conditions of employment and copyright issues; - legal issues that affect negotiations and contracts; - major industry production and marketing issues; - nature, role and functions of unions and employer associations, including rights and responsibilities of employers and employees; - OHS requirements relevant to particular work contexts, and; - current and emerging technologies used within the relevant industry sector.

Where to next?

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.