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2114 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals create visual two- and three-dimensional concepts and forms through painting, drawing, carving, sculpting, modelling, printmaking, video, multimedia, found objects, ephemera, soundscapes and other media to communicate concepts and ideas.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupations Painter (Visual Arts) and Sculptor in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)

In New Zealand:

  • Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Potter or Ceramic Artist and Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • conceiving and developing ideas, designs and styles for paintings, drawings, pottery pieces and sculptures
  • arranging objects, positioning models, and selecting landscapes and other visual forms according to chosen subject matter
  • selecting artistic media, method and materials
  • applying media to surfaces using appropriate techniques
  • moulding clay into functional and artistic articles by wheel-throwing, moulding and hand-building
  • mixing glazing materials and applying glazes to dried pottery by dipping and painting
  • placing finished and decorated pieces in kilns
  • sketching designs of proposed sculptures, and making wax and plaster models
  • devising forms from metal using welding and metalworking equipment, and from stone using masonry tools
  • carving and forming materials to desired shape using hand and power tools

Occupations:

  • 211411 Painter (Visual Arts)
  • 211412 Potter or Ceramic Artist
  • 211413 Sculptor
  • 211499 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec

211411 Painter (Visual Arts)

Alternative Title:

  • Painter (Artistic)

Conceives and creates visual art forms, such as pictures, abstract designs and similar compositions, to communicate impressions and ideas. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Skill Level: 1

211412 Potter or Ceramic Artist

Conceives and creates functional or artistic articles by moulding clay, glass and other fusible materials using hand-building and wheel techniques. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Skill Level:

  • 1 Australia
  • 2 New Zealand

211413 Sculptor

Conceives and creates three-dimensional forms to communicate impressions and ideas by carving or modelling materials, such as wood, stone, clay and metal, or assembling found and manufactured materials. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Skill Level: 1

211499 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec

This occupation group covers Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals not elsewhere classified. This occupation group requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Skill Level:

  • 1 Australia
  • 2 New Zealand

Occupations in this group include:

  • Leadlighter
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Quilter
  • Textile Artist