How to become an Audiovisual Technician

Audiovisual technicians operate the equipment used in the development and delivery of audiovisual presentations.

Personal requirements for an Audiovisual Technician

  • Interested in electronic sound and vision production, and recording equipment
  • Enjoy communicating information
  • Normal eyesight and colour vision
  • Good technical ability

Education & Training for an Audiovisual Technician

You can work as an audiovisual technician without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You may like to consider a VET qualification in live production and services or screen and media. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become an audiovisual technician through a traineeship in Live Production and Services. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Duties & Tasks of an Audiovisual Technician

Audiovisual technicians:

  • Assist recording production engineers, educators and program producers and presenters to produce sound, vision and multimedia products such as television and film productions, CDs, DVDs and video sequences
  • Design, assemble, operate and maintain sound and vision recording, mixing and production equipment.


  • Selects and sets up television recording, editing and mixing equipment, and adjusts and monitors their operation.
  • Sets up and adjusts equipment such as microphones, and operates sound mixing consoles and associated equipment to regulate volume and sound quality.

Working conditions for an Audiovisual Technician

Audiovisual technicians work in workshops, production studios and at other locations where audiovisual presentations are delivered, such as lecture theatres and conference venues. They are also employed at live events such as concerts, festivals, sporting events and entertainment venues.

Employment Opportunities for an Audiovisual Technician

Audiovisual technicians are employed by educational institutions, broadcasting organisations and firms involved in audiovisual marketing or event production. Prospects in this sector are aligned with advances in audiovisual technology, such as laser displays, video-conferencing, multimedia technology and digital equipment, including the delivery of services through mobile devices.


Audiovisual Technician

Audiovisual technicians operate the equipment used in the development and delivery of audiovisual presentations.

  • Average age
    Average age
    36 years
  • Future Growth
    Future Growth
  • Gender Share
    Gender Share
    8% female
  • Average full-time
    Average full-time
    47 hours
  • Weekly Pay
    Weekly Pay
  • Skill level rating
    Skill level rating
    Medium skill
  • Unemployment
    Average unemployment
  • Full-Time Share
    Full-Time Share
    61% Full-Time
  • Employment Size
    Employment Size
    3,000 workers
  • Employment Size
    Employment by state
    ACT: 1.8%
    NSW: 37.5%
    NT: 0.9%
    QLD: 14.0%
    SA: 5.5%
    TAS: 1.2%
    VIC: 29.8%
    WA: 9.5%
  • Employment Size
    Age brackets
    15-19: 2.5%
    20-24: 13.9%
    25-34: 31%
    35-44: 21.7%
    45-54: 17.6%
    55-59: 6.3%
    60-64: 4.6%
    65 and Over: 2.4%
  • Employment Size
    Education level
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma: 22.7%
    Bachelor degree: 26%
    Certificate III/IV: 15.1%
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 4%
    Year 10 and below: 5.3%
    Year 11: 4.9%
    Year 12: 22%
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