Certificate IV in Arts Administration

National Code: CUA40815
TAFE SA Code: TP01031


This course will equip you with skills to respond to the challenges and responsibilities of contemporary arts administration. The arts administrator must have an amalgam of creative, managerial and financial skills, knowledge of relevant artistic disciplines and an awareness of community dynamics.

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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Arts Office Administrator, Arts Project administrator, Arts Project Officer, Arts Project assistant, Arts Marketing Officer, Arts Public relations Officer, Gallery assistant.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Arts Administration (CUA40815)
    Develop the knowledge and skills needed to become professionals within the arts and work in galleries, museums, performing arts companies and festivals, as we all as many other related areas. This course combines the tools of business and management with marketing and audience development, program and events management, and arts funding to help you develop the knowledge and skills to enter this demanding yet highly rewarding field. A series of specialist invited arts professionals will provide insight into how these roles function in the cultural sector and assist students integrate their learning within an arts industry context. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 10 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 50
    Implement workplace information system 40
    Lead team effectiveness 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Articulate, present and debate ideas 40
    Create electronic presentations 20
    Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills 40
    Develop and manage a budget 80
    Develop public relations documents 80
    Promote products and services 40
    Undertake marketing activities 50
    Undertake project work 60
    Write complex documents 50
    Write persuasive copy 50
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Contemporary Art
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