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A film, television, radio or stage director interprets and approves selection of scripts, and directs and instructs cast and crew during filming, recording or performance of productions. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications and experience. In Australia a director of film, television, radio or stage is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



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Group: 2123 Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a director (film, television, radio or stage) in Australia is to direct the artistic and production aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions.



  • studying scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting
  • assessing locations and staging requirements for productions in association with specialist designers
  • overseeing creative aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions
  • determining lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to achieve desired mood and effect
  • viewing film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot
  • planning and organising the preparation and presentation of programs
  • supervising the positioning of scenery, props and lighting and sound equipment
  • assessing technical requirements of productions by studying scripts and discussing program content, set locations and stage directions with production team
  • creating, planning, writing scripts for, recording, videotaping and editing programs


Skill Level

Most occupations in the director unit group (Group 2123) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. Some occupations in this unit group require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Occupations within the Director Group




Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same director group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services); more information regarding assessment bodies


Average Income

The average salary for a Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) in Australia is $ 79,769 for male employees and $ 66,130 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 41.2 Females: 36.7 Persons: 40.0


Source: (Group 2123) Film television radio and stage directors - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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