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      Alternative Titles:
        Community Artist
        Community Arts Officer

      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.

      Skill Level: 1


        Community Cultural Development Officer
    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Community Arts Worker is $ 44,643 for male employees and $ 54,786 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 39.2 Females: 43.2 Persons: 42.2
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2726 Welfare recreation and community arts workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Community Artist (Community Arts Worker)

    Employer Sponsorship
    489 Visa
    457 Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
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    Community Arts Worker
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    Community Arts Worker categories in Group B.

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    Community Arts Worker job description, duties and education requirements


      WELFARE, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY ARTS WORKERS design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        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).

      Tasks Include:
      • 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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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