Models wear and display clothing and accessories, and pose for photographs, paintings, sculptures and other types of art.

    You can work as a Model without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

    Tasks

    • Models garments, footwear and fashion accessories for customers, sales personnel and fashion designers.
    • Poses for television, video and cinema commercials and for still photographs which appear in magazines, newspapers, catalogues and on billboards.
    • Poses as subjects for paintings, sculptures and other types of art.

    More about Models and Sales Demonstrators

    All Models and Sales Demonstrators

    • $958 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Models

    • 670 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 14% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 25 years Average age
    • 78% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Models (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 770 in 2011 to 670 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Models work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales and Victoria have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Administrative and Support Services; Arts and Recreation Services; and Retail Trade.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (14%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 25 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (49%).
    • Gender: 78% 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)
    Administrative and Support Services26.3
    Arts and Recreation Services25.6
    Retail Trade13.3
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12.6
    Other Industries22.2

    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.
    StateModelsAll Jobs Average
    NSW40.931.6
    VIC32.525.6
    QLD16.920.0
    SA3.57.0
    WA4.110.8
    TAS0.52.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT1.71.9

    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 BracketModelsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-1917.7-5.05.0
    20-2431.6-9.39.3
    25-3429.9-22.922.9
    35-449.9-22.022.0
    45-546.7-21.621.6
    55-591.2-9.09.0
    60-641.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.0-4.24.2

    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 QualificationModelsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.5-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree18.3-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma8.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV11.6-21.121.1
    Year 1242.9-18.118.1
    Year 117.1-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below9.3-12.512.5

    You can work as a Model without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
    • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Retail Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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    Employers look for Models and Sales Demonstrators who interact well with others, provide good customer service and are reliable.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      23% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Fine Arts

      20% Skill level

      Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    3. Transportation

      18% Skill level

      Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

    4. English Language

      18% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    5. Communications and Media

      8% Skill level

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

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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, 41-9012.00 - Models.

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    Demands

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

    1. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      83% Important

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

    2. Contact With Others

      83% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    3. Spend Time Sitting

      78% Important

      How much time do you spend sitting?

    4. Freedom to Make Decisions

      74% Important

      How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?

    5. Electronic Mail

      74% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

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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, 41-9012.00 - Models.

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