Certificate I in Creative Industries

This qualification allows learners to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the creative industry sectors. The range of technical skills is limited.

Job roles

This qualification allows learners to develop skills and knowledge to prepare for work, but there are no specific employment outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 6

3 core units

3 elective units

2 elective units must be selected from the Group A and/or Group B units listed below.

The remaining 1elective unit may be selected from the elective units listed below or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level.

If electives are required from Group B units, only 1 unit can be selected as part of this qualification.

Electives must be relevant to the qualification outcome.

Core units

Industry context

add topic CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

ICT use

add topic ICAU1128B Operate a personal computer


add topic BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

Group A units

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage

add topic CUVPRP02B Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity

Art and construction

add topic CUEPRP03B Apply a general knowledge of props construction

add topic CUESCE05B Apply a general knowledge of scenic art

add topic CUESET05C Apply set construction techniques

Art and craft

add topic CUVVSP14B Apply techniques to produce drawings

add topic CUVVSP34B Apply techniques to produce paintings


add topic CUESOU07B Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities

Creative process

add topic BSBCRT101A Apply critical thinking techniques

add topic CUVCOR02B Develop and articulate concept for own work

First aid

add topic HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support

Learning and development

add topic BSBLED101A Plan skills development


add topic CUFLGT101A Apply a general knowledge of lighting to work activities

Music performance

add topic CUSMPF101A Develop skills to play or sing music

add topic CUSMPF102A Develop ensemble skills to perform simple musical parts


add topic CUETGE15B Handle physical elements safely during bump in/bump out


add topic CUESTA05C Apply a general knowledge of staging to work activities


add topic BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Vision systems

add topic CUEAUD06B Apply a general knowledge of vision systems to work activities

Group B units

ICT use

(only one unit may be chosen from this competency field)

add topic ICAU1133B Send and retrieve information using web browsers and email

add topic ICAU1204B Locate and use relevant on-line information


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification considerations

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Employability Skills


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the creative industries for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options. This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


interpreting instructions for specific tasks


interpreting instructions for specific tasks


finding the most relevant source of information on the internet for a specific task

Initiative and enterprise

developing an attitude towards work and learning that involves asking questions

Planning and organising

performing routine tasks in a logical sequence


following OHS procedures


keeping up to date with developments in relevant industry sector

planning a learning and/or career pathway


using the internet to source information

sending emails