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Welcome to Australia! The world’s smallest continent but largest migration base. Think of migration & think of Australia. Both seem synonymous with each other. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship of Australian government celebrated its 65th anniversary on 13 July 2010. The Department of Immigration was formally established on 13 July 1945 by the then Prime Minister Ben Chifley. Ever since its inception, the department has been playing a significant role in shaping Australia in terms of citizenship, permanent and temporary migration. In the closer proximity, lies New Zealand. ‘ ANZSCO Occupations’ stands for Australia New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations. Art Manager or Administrator falls under ANZSCO Occupations that covers all the managerial positions specializing in various streams.


Arts administrators/managers work for arts and cultural enterprises such as theatres, art galleries, museums, art festivals, central arts centers, arts councils, regional arts centers, dance groups, community arts organizations, disability arts organizations, and so on. As the name suggests, they are entitled to manage all the cultural affairs of an organisation on regular basis.

Arts administrators/managers Plan, organise, direct, control, coordinate and promote artistic and cultural policies, programs, projects and services of the organizations concerned. They specialize as any of the following:

  • Art Gallery Director
  • Community Arts Centre Manager
  • Cultural Centre Manager

Migration skill lists

The occupation of Arts administrators/managers falls under the following skills lists:

Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List

RSMS Occupations List

However, the very occupation does not fall under Skilled occupation list

Why Australia?

Australia is the home for people from across the globe with diverse cultural background. ‘Harmony Day’ is celebrated on 21st of March every year in order to mark a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.

Skill Limit

Apart from Arts administrators/managers there are many other occupations that fall under the same slot. These other occupations possess 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).

The Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) applies to the following types of visa:

457 Temporary Work (Skilled) – Here, Arts administrators/managers are sponsored through a Standard Business Sponsorship

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Under this scheme, Arts administrators/managers get direct entry to the region.

State/Territory Sponsored GSM Visas – Here, Arts administrators/managers relate to subclass 190 and subclass 489.

Besides the above sets of migration skill categories, there are other programs under which applicants under the occupation as Arts administrators/managers, are eligible for skilled migration. These programs are :

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187)
  • SkillSelect (Points Based Skilled Migration visa)
  • Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457)


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