A camera operator (film, television or video) sets up and operates cameras to photograph scenes for film, television or video productions. A camera operator (film, television or video) in Australia is a Skill Level 3 occupation.
Camera Operator Specialisations
Camera Operator Occupation Lists
This occupation is on the following skill lists:
This occupation is not on the following skill list:
Group: 3995 Performing Arts Technicians
A camera operator (film, television or video) provides technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.
Most occupations in the camera operator unit group (Group 3995) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Occupations within the Camera Operator Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same camera operator group if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Camera Operator English Requirement
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.
The average salary for a Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) in Australia is $ 50,758 for male employees and $ 54,515 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 37.3 Females: 35.0 Persons: 36.8
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 3995) Performing arts technicians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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Licensing and/or Professional Associations
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