National code: CUA40820

Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration

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Overview About this course

Spend your work days in a creative environment. Gain the skills to build your career as an arts administrator and be an integral part of a team in art galleries, museums, performing arts centres and community groups.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Develop and present activities, events and public programs

  • Manage exhibition strategies and displays

  • Implement marketing and promotion strategies

  • Work with cultural materials and understand cultural protocols

  • Integrate inclusion and access strategies

  • Communicate with arts professionals

  • Conduct research and analysis

  • Understand work, health and safety relating to the arts industry

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Techniques to plan and create successful exhibitions and events

  • Deeper understanding of how to communicate with customers and network with peers and arts professionals

  • Confidence to provide support to galleries, museums, cultural and community centres

  • Experience in creating promotional and marketing materials to support the arts

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Digital literacy, including some knowledge in computer desktop applications

  • Introductory knowledge of 2D and 3D artworks

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Program or Project Administrator

Program or Project Administrators plan and undertake administration of organisational programs, special projects and support services.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    87%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    30,400 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    42 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $2,070

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    43 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    High

  • Gender share

    53% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Arts marketing and promotions officer, Arts and cultural officer, Community engagement officer, Arts event promotions officer, Events coordinator and Arts administrator

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 4 core and 10 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Communicate effectively with arts professionals CUAIND413

  • Coordinate workplace information systems BSBINS402

  • Lead team effectiveness BSBLDR414

  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs BSBWHS411

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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