Offering Info

Certificate IV in Arts Administration

  • National Course Code: CUA40815
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA40815-01V02-21NEW-167

Location – Newcastle

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

02 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

26 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of administrative contexts across a range of arts organisations, such as galleries, museums, theatres and community arts centres.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

It is assumed that you have literacy, numeracy and technical skills at Certificate III level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have the following qualifications or industry experience:

  • CUA30615 Certificate III in Arts Administration, or
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration, or
  • A minimum of 2 years of vocational experience, without a relevant lower level qualification

To successfully complete this course, you will need to commit to:

  • attend class during the day, 2 days a week, 8 hours a day
  • complete a minimum of 10 hours of assessment work per week
  • participate in a minimum of 8 hours of music industry engagement per week; this may include researching funding opportunities, attending exhibitions, markets and events, reviewing cultural activities, visiting and networking various arts organisations

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Online - Wednesday, 13, 20 and 27 January 2021 12.30pm to 1.30pm Online using Microsoft Teams via the Google Chrome browser
Online - Friday, 15, 22 and 29 January 2021 12.30pm to 1.30pm Online using Microsoft Teams via the Google Chrome browser
Campus - Friday, 15, 22 and 29 January 2021 10.30am to 12.00pm Newcastle TAFE Campus, Building D, Level 1, Room 5 (D1.05)

For Online Information Sessions please use Google Chrome to access Microsoft Teams as a guest.


This is a full time day, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 22.2 hours of additional study/industry engagement each week outside of class hours, including researching funding opportunities, attending exhibitions, markets and events, reviewing cultural activities, visiting and networking various arts organisations.


This course offering is designed for people who want to work in the creative industries and:

  • would like to further develop their business skills and apply these skills to the creative and cultural industries
  • want to learn to relate to people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • would like to develop sound organisational and management skills
  • want to facilitate the role of the arts and creative development in the community
  • are aged over 16
  • have recently left school
  • are changing study options from academic study to vocational training
  • are between jobs and wanting to transition to a new career

If students are unsure of their level of knowledge and experience, other study options are available to support your Creative studies.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available at the Information Sessions. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

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Core Units
Number Title
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
CUAIND403 Communicate effectively with arts professionals
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
BSBLIB512 Develop and maintain community and stakeholder relationships
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies
CUAEVP502 Develop and implement exhibition interpretive strategies
CUAMKG301 Assist with marketing and promotion
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
SITTGDE304 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
SITXEVT304 Provide event staging support
BSBLIB503 Develop and promote activities, events and public programs

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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