Television Equipment Operators operate television equipment to record, edit, mix and prepare material for broadcast.

Specialisations: Vision Mixer.

You can work as a Television Equipment Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Television Equipment Operators.

Tasks

  • Selects and sets up television recording, editing and mixing equipment, and adjusts and monitors their operation.

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  • $1,327 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Average unemployment Unemployment

Television Equipment Operators

  • 110 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 70% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Television Equipment Operators (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 200 in 2011 to 110 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Television Equipment Operators work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in the Information Media and Telecommunications industry.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (70%, similar to the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 37 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 30% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Information Media and Telecommunications95.0
Arts and Recreation Services5.0

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateTelevision Equipment OperatorsAll Jobs Average
NSW53.131.6
VIC19.525.6
QLD11.520.0
SA3.57.0
WA7.110.8
TAS0.02.0
NT2.71.0
ACT2.71.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketTelevision Equipment OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.05.0
20-2413.4-9.39.3
25-3431.3-22.922.9
35-4418.8-22.022.0
45-5417.9-21.621.6
55-5910.7-9.09.0
60-640.0-6.06.0
65 and Over8.0-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationTelevision Equipment OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
Bachelor degree36.4-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma18.2-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV14.8-21.121.1
Year 1223.9-18.118.1
Year 116.8-4.84.8
Year 10 and below0.0-12.512.5

You can work as a Television Equipment Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Television Equipment Operators.

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Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and Electronics

    70% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Telecommunications

    62% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  3. Communications and Media

    61% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  4. Engineering and Technology

    60% Skill level

    The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  5. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-4012.00 - Broadcast Technicians.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, Heat Controlled

    97% Important

    How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

  2. Electronic Mail

    88% Important

    How often do you use electronic mail?

  3. Telephone

    88% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

  4. Being Exact or Accurate

    87% Important

    How important is being very exact or highly accurate?

  5. Face-to-Face Discussions

    82% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

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