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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      Sound Technician
      Audio Technician

Operates audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film and video productions, and the performing arts.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • determines sound requirements for productions as directed by production management
  • sets up equipment and selects, places and adjusts microphones
  • monitors audio signals and operates console controls to adjust the output of microphones, tape feeds and other sources
  • adjusts controls to maintain correct sound levels
  • prepares equipment and performs minor maintenance
  • operates sound mixing consoles and associated equipment to regulate volume and quality of sound
  • instructs performers and production personnel on usage of microphones and other equipment
  • obtains tapes and records from libraries to assist with mixing and special effects
  • may perform dubbing and editing tasks
  • may record and edit sound tracks for film and video productions

Audio Operator
Dubbing Machine Operator
Dubbing Projectionist (Sound Mixing)
Re-recording Mixer
Sound Editor
Sound Effects Person
Sound Mixer
Sound Recordist
Video and Sound Recorder

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