Creative Industries

If you're looking for a career where your creative flair can shine, this industry area can be very rewarding and fulfilling. Offering a wide range of areas that you can specialise in including interior design, drawing, fashion design, printing and graphic arts, jewellery manufacturing, visual arts, music, floristry, and film and photography, the creative industries offer something for everyone.

 Many of these qualifications and courses are delivered by practising artists, designers and craftspeople with excellent studios and facilities, offering you hands-on experience in both theory and practical skills. Specialist qualifications include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts, and multimedia game development.

Whether you want to launch your creative idea into a new business venture, get into the music business or fine tune your design skills, there's a qualification or course just for you. 

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How about a free training course — yes... free! Or choose from over 70 half-price qualifications that match up with where the jobs are.

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Course list: Creative industries

Using this course list
The list presented here is only for this industry category.  You can select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more.

A full course list across all industry areas is available here

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The list of courses displayed for a selected industry category is intended to assist individuals learn more about occupation and training pathways, and may not represent all possible pathways for an industry.  For further assistance on occupation and training pathways please contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64. 

Please note
The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training.  A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.

Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the website.

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    Advanced Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles

    National ID : MST60122 | State ID : BIY2

    Create beautiful art in the form of apparel, fashion and textiles!

    If you have a passion for fashion and would love to create wearable, touchable art — maybe even create your own label one day — this is the course for you! This is a high level qualification more suited to people with some industry experience.

    Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

    National ID : MST60119 | State ID : BEP4

    Get your fashion design career red carpet ready!

    If a career in the exciting world of fashion design is your goal, this is the qualification you need!

    Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development (Photography)

    National ID : CUA60420 | State ID : AD01

    Set up your career in photography!

    If you have a passion for photography and digital imaging, this course can help you turn that into a professional career, doing what you love! Discover how to take even more spectacular shots in a range of contexts and to manipulate the environment around you to enhance your photography; plus all the latest techniques and tricks in digital imaging and editing. 

    Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

    National ID : CUA60320 | State ID : BGS1

    Want to see your work up in lights?

    This course can get you seen on the world's biggest billboards, the top magazine covers and glamorous commercials!

    Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

    National ID : MSF60122 | State ID : BIK5

    Take your interior design career to the next level!

    Interior design is an exciting and diverse field to work in. You could be planning and detailing interiors for residential, hospitality, retail, commercial and institutional spaces, anywhere in the world! 

    Advanced Diploma of Music (Performance)

    National ID : CUA60520 | State ID : AC77

    Time for your music career to hit the top ten!

    If you're a musician, singer and/or songwriter, performance artist, composes, sound designer or recordist, sound mixer or sound technician working in music performance, music creation and composition, music tuition, sound production, or music business contexts wishing to expand your songwriting, instrumental (including vocal), ensemble and musicianship skills, this course is for you!

    Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

    National ID : CUA60520 | State ID : AC79

    Hit the studio with advanced skills!

    If you would like to grow your sound engineering skills using the latest studio techniques and DAWs, and open up new work prospects into areas like live production, broadcast sound and post-production, this is the course for you! You'll be ready to work as a music producer or in post-production for radio, television, film and digital media. Other career opportunities include positions as a front of house operator, a monitor operator, a sound editor, or a studio engineer. 

    Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Broadcast Radio and Podcasting)

    National ID : CUA60620 | State ID : AC81

    Want your voice to be heard around the world?

    Get the real world skills you need to work in radio broadcasting or podcasting with the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio Broadcasting). This nationally recognised qualification will build your skills in scriptwriting, sound design, advertising/commercials and broadcasting through digital technologies including streaming and podcasting.

    Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital Art & Animation)

    National ID : CUA60620 | State ID : AC84

    Get excited about a career in digital arts!

    This course will build your animation and games art skills to boost your career in this exciting industry and open up new job opportunities! You'll gain high-end practical skills in concept art, 3-D modelling, animation and special effects; and develop creative abilities in concept art and visual development, cinematography, 2-D and 3-D character animation and short film production using the latest industry software and equipment.

    Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital Cinema)

    National ID : CUA60620 | State ID : AC80

    Ready for your close up?

    This course will set you up for an exciting career in digital cinema, with the skills and knowledge you'll need to work within the film and television industry anywhere in the world. You'll explore the nature of storytelling through the medium of digital cinema, and learn how to evolve your ideas for professional creative work.

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