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Certificate IV in Arts Administration

  • National Course Code: CUA40815
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA40815-01V02-21NEW-561

Location – Newcastle


Full Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

26 Hours per week


18 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Arts Administration builds your skills to land you in your dream job as an arts administrator. This course will take you behind the scenes in art galleries, museums and performing arts centres. Get first-hand experience working on leading artistic and cultural events in Sydney and regional NSW.


Through theory and practical course work learn:

  • Creative presentation skills
  • Desktop publishing design skills
  • Social media and website skills
  • Small business planning
  • Marketing and promotion strategies


Develop the personal attributes that help you get ahead:

  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Critical and creative problem solving
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business

Career opportunities:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Arts marketing and promotions officer
  • Arts event promotions officer
  • Events coordinator
  • Arts administrator


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Library and Information Services

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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 entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Arts Administration as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the arts industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


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

  • Digital literacy - including some knowledge in computer desktop applications
  • Literacy and numeracy skills to a Year 10 level
  • Introductory knowledge of 2D and 3D artworks
  • Good communication skills


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 industry experience, without a relevant lower level qualification

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

  • attending class 2 days a week
  • completing a minimum amount of 10 hours of assessment work per week
  • engage with industry, this may include attending exhibitions, markets and events, reviewing cultural activities, visiting and networking various arts organisations


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a full time, 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 16.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including attending exhibitions, markets, and events, reviewing cultural activities, visiting and networking with various arts organisations.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want to work in the creative industries
  • would like to develop and apply business skills to the creative and cultural industries
  • want to learn about people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • would like to develop sound organisational and management skills and facilitate the role of the arts and creative development in the community

Students will be engaged in a combination of online learning and on-campus classes.


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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday, 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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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
BSBLIB503 Develop and promote activities, events and public programs
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
SITXEVT304 Provide event staging support
SITTGDE304 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

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

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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