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Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals create visual two- and three-dimensional concepts and forms through painting, drawing, carving, sculpting, modelling, printmaking, video, multimedia, found objects, ephemera, soundscapes and other media to communicate concepts and ideas.
Conceives and creates visual art forms, such as pictures, abstract designs and similar compositions, to communicate impressions and ideas.
Conceives and creates functional or artistic articles by moulding clay, glass and other fusible materials using hand-building and wheel techniques.
Conceives and creates three-dimensional forms to communicate impressions and ideas by carving or modelling materials, such as wood, stone, clay and metal, or assembling found and manufactured materials.
Includes Leadlighter, Multimedia Artist, Quilter, Textile Artist
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 8,500 workers. The number of workers has stayed about the same over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to fall to 8,000. Around 5,000 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 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals who have strong interpersonal 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.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.
Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
Keep your hand or arm steady.
Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
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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.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?
How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?
How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
How important is being very exact or highly accurate?
How important is it to work with customers or the public?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
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.
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.
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.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.