Community Arts Worker


Identifies issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation, and designs and implements strategies to facilitate and encourage community arts projects and happenings, and promote the value of community cultural development.


Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


  • researching and analysing community issues, needs and problems
  • developing, evaluating and maintaining community resources and programs
  • evaluating data and writing reports such as submissions requesting funding for continuing programs and new projects
  • identifying issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation
  • organising local sporting, cultural and recreational events and activities such as community functions, hobby classes, community arts projects and sporting competitions
  • providing support while exploring alternatives with clients who experience difficulties such as marital problems, unemployment, illness and drug abuse
  • assessing risks and providing intensive short-term crisis counselling for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, disasters and other crises
  • assisting to establish and administer neighbourhood houses, community groups, employment training programs and other services

Alternative Titles

  • Community Artist
  • Community Arts Officer


  • Community Cultural Development Officer

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

6 courses found.

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CUA50615: Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Industry Work
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User Choice Program (Subsidy)
CUA40615: Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
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Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy)
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CUA40213: Certificate IV in Community Culture
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10766NAT: Certificate IV in Wellbeing Science
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10653NAT: Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing
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10651NAT: Advanced Diploma of Meaning Centred Therapy (Logotherapy) Studies
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