National code: CUA40820

    Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration (Galleries and Museums)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Work in a creative environment every day and gain the skills to build your career as an arts administrator or museum educator. Build key skills and gain first-hand experience working on leading artistic and cultural events in Sydney and regional NSW.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

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

    • Create and conduct presentations

    • Research, plan and implement projects and creative displays

    • Manage social media and websites

    • Plan and run events

    • Use marketing and promotion strategies

    • Work with teams

    Course outcomes

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

    • A nationally accredited qualification at certificate IV level

    • Work on major artistic or cultural events near you

    • Provide support to galleries, museums, cultural and community centres

    • Build working relationships with artists and curators

    • The ability to work as part of a team on collaborative projects

    • A strong pathway to enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs 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:

    • Curatorial experience and some experience in administration at museums or galleries

    • Organisational and planning skills

    • Computer skills, including some knowledge of desktop applications

    • Introductory knowledge of 2D and 3D artworks

    • Good communication skills

    • 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.

    PathwaysFuture 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: gallery and museum arts administrator/coordinator/project officer, gallery assistant/attendant, curator, conservator, exhibition designer and museum programmer/educator.

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study2 Courses

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

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

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

    Related study2 Courses

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

    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.

    UnitsUnits 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 (Galleries and Museums) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency , including 4 core and 10 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Coordinate workplace information systemsBSBINS402

    • Lead team effectivenessBSBLDR414

    • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programsBSBWHS411

    • Communicate effectively with arts professionalsCUAIND413

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • 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

    Info sessionsWant to know more?

    There are a total of 10 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

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