How to become a Audiovisual Technician

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

Personal requirements of a 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 a 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. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.

Duties & Tasks of a Audiovisual Technician

Audiovisual technicians may perform the following tasks:

  • 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.

Working conditions for a 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 a 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.

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