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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 Jobs and Small Business 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 small occupation employing 10,400 workers. The number of workers has grown very strongly over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to grow moderately to 10,800. Around 7,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
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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.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Talking to others.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Reading work related information.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Communicate by speaking.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
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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.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How important is it to work with others in a group or team?
How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?
How physically close are you to other people?
How often do you talk with people face-to-face?
How often do you have to talk to a group of people?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.