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What will I learn?

How can embracing creative intelligence help you forge new, creative solutions to complex challenges? Expand your approach to problem solving and be inspired with a suite of game-changing creative methods and practices to help you generate new ideas, insights and solutions.

About this micro-credential

Designed by UTS’s award-winning, global leaders in creative intelligence, this 6-week Creative Intelligence Catalyser course will propel your innovative practice to new heights, taking you through 24 creative tools and practices to add to your innovation toolkit.

With content drawn from the UTS TD School’s ground-breaking Master of Creative Intelligence and Strategic Innovation program, this micro-credential will introduce you to new and novel approaches that will reinvigorate and reenergise the way you generate, discover and explore new ideas, insights and solutions (as well as uncover blind spots).

Over six weeks, you will examine cutting-edge insights drawn from a diverse range of professional domains, including fields such as creative arts and neuroscience, to inform and fortify the creative capability of both individuals and collectives. Using this unique transdisciplinary approach, you are encouraged to cultivate a culture of curiosity, experimentation, playfulness and inventiveness while developing analytical, sensemaking and creative practices.

You will also develop skills for communication and advocacy of new approaches, concepts and ideas to stakeholders; a critical step in innovation adoption.

Delivered in a series of weekly, highly interactive, online workshops (meet virtually face-to-face in real time), Creative Intelligence Catalyser will unleash your creative capability to forge new, inventive solutions to the most complex challenges.

Key benefits of this micro-credential

Mastering structured approaches to develop innovative, creative solutions to complex challenges is an increasingly valuable skill in any professional context or industry.

This course will provide you with invaluable tools to catalyse personal and collective creative capacities, augmented by a suite of sought-after tools and resources that can be adapted and expanded into future professional contexts. Supportive collegial networks (creative kin) will be nourished along with new ways of being a changemaker.

This micro-credential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, Creative Practices and Methods (94710) in the Master of Creative Intelligence and Strategic Innovation. This micro-credential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

Who should do this micro-credential?

Whatever field you are in – whether you’re working in a professional role in a corporation or in the public sector, are experienced in accelerators and start-ups, or are working in the creative industries – using creative approaches to drive innovation is a highly valued skillset that crosses all industries.

This course is suitable for all people, even those who don’t identify as ‘creative’. The methods and practices covered in the content will help you find and develop your creative muscle and thereby transform your innovation practice.

Course learning objectives

Participants will:

Trial creative practices and methods from different disciplines, fields of practice and cultures to reveal new avenues for action
Propose an experiment that integrates creative approaches from a range of disciplines, and gauge its potential to generate new possibilities.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation

Study options

Online/Distance (6 weeks)

Tuition fees
Full price: AUD $2,307 (GST-free); UTS alumni/students 10% discount with voucher code: TDI alumni; UTS staff 10% discount ; Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session; Discounts can only be applied to the full price; Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

November 2022

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS boasts a culturally diverse campus life and a vast range of innovative courses that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

  • Australia’s No.1 Young University
  • Located in Sydney’s creative and digital precinct
  • Practice-based teaching and learning with an industry focus
  • More than AUD 12 million offered in scholarships and grants