How to become a Film and Television Producer's Assistant

Film and television producers' assistants provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and/or broadcasting of artistic performances, news, sports and special events.

Personal requirements of a Film and Television Producer's Assistant

  • Organisational and administrative skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Interested in film and/or television
  • Able to work as part of a team

Education & Training for a Film and Television Producer's Assistant

You can work as a film and television producer's assistant 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. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or submit a folio of work. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a film and television producer's assistant through a traineeship in Broadcast Technology, Creative Industries (Media) or Screen and Media. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. Alternatively, you can become a film and television producer's assistant by completing a degree in creative arts, media, film production or media arts and production, with a major in film and television. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with English. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or submit a folio of work. A number of institutions in Australia offer degrees in these areas. Institutions have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$990

Future growth:

slight growth

Employment by state:

ACT 4.3%

NSW 24.7%

NT 1.7%

QLD 20.9%

SA 6.6%

TAS 2%

VIC 28.2%

WA 11.7%

Hours worked:

37.5

Unemployment:

average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 32.8%

Proportion of female workers 67.2%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 6.9%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 29%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 7.6%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 17.9%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 38.6%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 34%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 63.2%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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