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Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers entertain by portraying roles in productions, performing and composing dances, and performing a variety of other acts.
Entertains by portraying roles in film, television, radio and stage productions.
Specialisations: Mime Artist, Voice-over Artist
Entertains by performing dances, or creates dance compositions.
Specialisations: Ballet Dancer, Contemporary or Modern Dancer, Exotic Dancer
Entertains by performing a variety of acts using a mix of acting, singing, dance and movement skills.
Specialisations: Busker, Circus Artist, Clown, Comedian, Magician/Illusionist, Puppeteer, Ventriloquist
Includes Circus Trainer, Disc Jockey (Nightclub), Extra (Film or Television), Motivational Speaker, Public Speaker, Stunt Performer
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very small occupation employing 6000 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown.Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed. High levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest are also important.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers who have strong people skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and are reliable.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Human behaviour and performance; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using your own ideas to developing, designing, or creating something new.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.