Creative Industries

Continuing and professional education

We offer customised education programs and tailored short courses for people working in the creative industries sector and beyond. Our courses include a range of innovative training and development programs, corporate and executive coaching. Each course was developed drawing on authentic action learning, design thinking and creative approaches. These programs build leadership and innovation skills across all areas of management, and we will collaborate with you to co-design a corporate program that suits your organisation.

Our programs

We have recently delivered a range of customised education and tailored short course programs focusing on:

  • leadership
  • media and communication
  • international fashion business
  • design thinking and co-design
  • storytelling for business

For more information about our corporate education services, visit QUT EX.

Short courses

We offer a range of short courses and professional development programs within the areas of creation, design and performance. Improve your media literacy for the creative and aesthetic elements of projects. Whether you're looking to expand your business skills or develop your personal creativity, we have a course for you.

Co-design workshops

The QUT School of Design has developed a range of innovative collaborative, engagement and participatory methodologies that promote wider and more inclusive consultation and in-depth engagement with industry, community and other stakeholder groups. Specifically, these co-design methods have seen the production of the InstaBooth, and the development and facilitation of range design thinking and participatory design workshops.

Storytelling for business

Digital storytelling is a powerful way of enabling communication and social participation. These workshops are aimed at arts managers, media and communication professionals, and professionals in other service industries (like health and education) who want to develop and update their applied knowledge of how digital media can be used to engage clients and end-users. You don't need any prior knowledge of digital media applications.

Why work with us?

We can offer:

  • customised courses that use topics, case studies and scenarios relevant to your industry
  • a dedicated team who works with you to develop a program suitable to your educational requirements, and provides support for the duration of your program
  • teaching staff with a wide range of creative, design and corporate expertise
  • the ability to source expertise where required to ensure the program's content suits your needs
  • flexible delivery, including on campus, online and in your workplace.

Previous clients

We've worked with a variety of clients from the public and private sector, including:

  • Queensland Department of Health
  • Queensland Government Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Arts Queensland
  • Brisbane Private Hospital
  • Aurecon Group.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS)

The Classified Officer Development Program (CODP) is a leadership development program co-designed by QUT and QAS. Using a range of innovative learning methods including digital case studies, and experiential and collaborative learning, this program fosters and develops leadership skills, attitudes and behaviours within the Queensland Government's values-based leadership framework.

Indian Ministry for Information and Broadcasting, Government of India

We have successfully delivered three training programs in media and communication for the Indian Information Service Officers of the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. This training program has provided the participants from the Government of India with an in-depth understanding of modern communication challenges. The 2016 program consisted of seven days of training, covering topics like:

  • media in global and national contexts
  • communication strategy design and development
  • communication and public relations through social media
  • public relations and event management
  • strategic communication management.

Australia-Awards Indonesia - international business readiness short course for the Indonesian fashion and textiles sector

This short course program, funded through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australia-Awards Indonesia Program, aims to empower Indonesian fashion and textile designers, revamp their business operations and prepare them to enter the global markets.

The program includes a two week intensive study tour in Australia which provides participants with an understanding of Australia's business environment, industry connections, networking and mentoring opportunities and export business skills development.


Creative Industries - Business Development and Engagement Team