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ANZSCO 212315 - Registered Migration Australia

A program director in (television or radio) compiles and directs programs for television or radio. A program director (television or radio) in Australia 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 program director for television or radio 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 program director (television or radio) 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 Program Director (television or radio) Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same program director (television or radio) 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


  • Program Director (Television or Radio) is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Program Director (Television or Radio) 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


Please contact us if you would like assistance with your Program Director (Television or Radio) skilled visa application. Registered Migration Australia will provide you with a fair and honest eligibility assessment and advice for your individual circumstances.