1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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PERFORMING ARTS SUPPORT WORKERS provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • operating audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film, video and the performing arts
  • operating film projection equipment or television equipment in support of technicians recording, editing, mixing and preparing material for broadcast
  • operating consoles to control radio or television broadcast transmitters
  • positioning and controlling lighting equipment for stage performances or television, video or film productions
  • setting up and operating cameras to photograph scenes for film, television and video productions
  • ensuring availability of locations, sets, props, catering, crew and technical equipment
  • assisting production managers with scheduling
  • liaising with production managers regarding designing and applying appropriate make up to actors, presenters or other performing artists


This section contains the following subsection :
              4992-11 Sound Technician
              4992-13 Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)
              4992-15 Television Equipment Operator
              4992-17 Broadcast Transmitter Operator
              4992-19 Motion Picture Projectionist
              4992-21 Light Technician
              4992-23 Production Assistant (Film, Television or Radio)
              4992-25 Production Assistant (Theatre)
              4992-27 Make Up Artist
              4992-79 Performing Arts Support Workers nec

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