Apply Now

ZPG9003 - Creativity, Innovation and Foresight

15 Credits NQF9


This unit focuses on the importance of innovation and creative thinking in achieving business success. Innovation is not an end result. Rather, through creativity and foresight, it is a way of thinking that enables individuals and organisations to more effectively define critical problems, possible solutions and foster positive change. This unit helps the student to increase their abilities as a creative leader; one who can readily apply imagination to resolve complex problems and who unleashes the creative talents of others by establishing a work environment conducive to creative thinking. The ultimate goal is to provide a set of proven creativity methods, skills and strategies that enable innovative breakthroughs to occur in a deliberate and predictive manner.


The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:

  • Understand how a systems approach can be used to promote creativity and innovation in organisations
  • Evaluate creative strengths, areas of development and effects of differing creativity styles
  • Develop strategies to integrate teams with differing creativity styles
  • Compare divergent and convergent thinking styles
  • Apply techniques to creatively solve problems and implement robust solutions
  • Apply design thinking methods to develop a prototype to solve a user problem
  • Determine attributes of innovative work environments
  • Evaluate skills, attitudes and strategies of creative leaders
  • Develop strategies to generate continuing creativity and innovation.


Continuous assessment throughout the five weeks: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours per unit typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities, online interactions and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, ‘use it now’ (in your job) applications, reflections, assessments and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires three Saturday sessions of scheduled contact. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, guest speakers, case studies, peer interactions and directed learning and online engagement.