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What does an Animator do?

An Animator produces illustrated scenes using 2D or 3D techniques to tell a story or convey a message. You might be involved in planning and designing an animation sequence or you may set up frames and sequence images together. Animators use hand drawn pictures, digital images or 3D models to create their animations.

Animators need to be very creative and have an excellent imagination. You’ll need to be able to use a range of animation software and equipment and it’s important that you can collaborate with other animators in your team. You’ll need to be organised if you’re working to a deadline and you should be able to liaise with clients to meet their needs.

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There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Animator.

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How much does an Animator earn?

In Australia, a full time Animator generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Animator?

This industry has seen a strong increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 2,100 people working as an Animator in Australia compared to 1,800 five years ago. Animators may find work in larger towns and cities where media productions are based.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Animator?

If you’re planning a career as an Animator, you could enrol in a Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies. This course will show you how to develop and use digital media technologies and create 2D digital animations. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games or a Diploma of Screen and Media.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within 3d animation. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.