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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5999-17 Photographer's Assistant

Assists Photographers in taking and developing photographs.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • arranges lights and screens, positions cameras and moves objects to create desired background for photographs
  • cleans camera equipment and recharges camera batteries
  • loads film into cameras and film magazines
  • assists with darkroom tasks such as mixing chemical solutions and developing films, and undertakes routine printing of photographs
  • transports and carries equipment on location
  • may label photographs, and hire models, scenery and props

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