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Qualification details

CUL30204 - Certificate III in Museum Practice (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CUL30111 - Certificate III in Information and Cultural ServicesQualifications deleted and replaced by a flexible cross-industry qualification that covers libraries, museums archives and records. Outcomes deemed NOT EQUIVALENT. 19/Dec/2011
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUL30299 - Certificate III in Museum Practice 04/Apr/2004

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 05/Apr/2004

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
BCGCA2002B - Use carpentry tools and equipmentUse carpentry tools and equipment N/A
BSBADM305A - Create and use databasesCreate and use databases N/A
CUECOR02C - Work with othersWork with others N/A
CUECOR03B - Provide quality service to customersProvide quality service to customers N/A
CUFSAF01B - Follow health, safety and security proceduresFollow health, safety and security procedures N/A
CULMS003B - Move/store cultural materialMove/store cultural material N/A
CULMS201C - Develop and apply knowledge of the museum industryDevelop and apply knowledge of the museum industry N/A
CULMS205C - Observe and report basic condition of collectionObserve and report basic condition of collection N/A
CULMS207C - Assist with the presentation of public activities and eventsAssist with the presentation of public activities and events N/A
CULMS406C - Deliver information, activities and eventsDeliver information, activities and events N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451411 Gallery Or Museum Guide 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3999-13 Museum Or Art Gallery Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0913 Librarianship, Information Management And Curatorial Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Museums,Tourism 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Museum Assistant,Museum Visitor Liaison Officer,Museum Installation Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451411 Gallery Or Museum Guide 05/Apr/2004 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3999-13 Museum Or Art Gallery Technician 05/Apr/2004 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0913 Librarianship, Information Management And Curatorial Studies 05/Apr/2004 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 05/Apr/2004 
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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary 

CUL30204 Certificate III in Museum Practice 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for a museum assistant with some collection focus. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • completing documentation on collection condition
  • discussing museum trends with colleagues
  • presenting information sessions to customers/visitors
  • seeking feedback on services from museum visitors

Teamwork

  • sharing information with colleagues
  • showing sensitivity to cultural and social differences when communicating with others
  • working with others on routine collection monitoring and maintenance

Problem Solving

  • considering how current industry information could be used to improve work practices
  • responding to complaints
  • responding to equipment failures

Initiative and Enterprise

  • presenting information to the public in an entertaining and informative way
  • responding effectively to a range of customer service situations

Planning and Organising

  • checking condition of collection at regular intervals
  • maintaining collection records
  • planning the sequence and methods for delivering an information session
  • reviewing sources of information on the museum industry

Self-management

  • following workplace procedures including OHS
  • maintaining personal presentation standards
  • operating effectively within scope of individual responsibility

Learning

  • delivering information sessions to visitors and obtaining feedback on the sessions
  • identifying and using professional development opportunities

Technology

  • operating lighting or temperature control systems in a museum
  • using audiovisual aids
  • using database applications
  • using the internet for research

Packaging Rules

Core Units 

Complete 4 core units :

CULMS201C Develop and apply knowledge of the museum industry

CULMS205C Observe and report basic condition of collection

CUECOR02C Work with others

CUFSAF01B Follow health, safety and security procedures

Elective Units 

Complete 6 other units with at least 3 from one or more of the following areas of the CUL04 Museum and Library /Information Services Training Package :

  • Collection Management
  • Public Programs
  • Education and Visitor Services
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Museum Practice

Remaining units may be selected from any relevant endorsed Training Package .

Appendix A provides guidance on suitable packaging levels for all Units of Competency. The total package of units must meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptor for a Certificate III. In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the level of the qualification.

Notes on Certificate III in Museum Practice 

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals who work in museums and who perform a range of skilled tasks using discretion and judgement, and who have the ability to select, adapt and transfer skills to different situations. Individuals may specialise in one area (such as customer service) or be multi-skilled.

The workplace context for this qualification will vary, and this context must guide the selection of elective units. Examples of appropriate units for particular jobs at this level follow.

Visitor Liaison Officer 

CUECOR03B Provide quality service to customers

CULMS406C Deliver information, activities and events

THTFAT03B Provide a site briefing or scripted commentary

THTFTG07B Research and share general information on Australian indigenous culture

WRRCS2B Apply point of sale handling procedures

WRRS1B Sell products and services

Museum Assistant  (with some collection focus )

CULMS003B Move/store cultural material

CULMS207C Assist with the presentation of public activities and events

CULMS411C Prepare display accommodation for cultural material

CULMS412C Record and maintain collection information

BSBADM305A Create and use databases

THTFAT03B Provide a site briefing or scripted commentary

Installation Assistant 

CULMS003B Move/store cultural material

CULMS407C Install and dismantle exhibition elements

CULMS411C Prepare display accommodation for cultural material

CUVCRS03B Produce computer-aided drawings (CADD)

BCGCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment

MEM18.2B Use power tools/hand held operations