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What does a Camera Assistant do?

A Camera Assistant helps to operate camera equipment in film or television productions. You might be required to set up the equipment before production begins and ensure it is all operating effectively. You might have to monitor picture quality during filming or make necessary adjustments. Camera Assistants may help camera operators by using other production equipment.

Camera Assistants need to be flexible and ready to work on a range of productions. You’ll need a good eye for detail and should be able to follow production schedules. You’ll need to be able to follow instructions and work as a part of a larger production team. Camera Assistants should be skilled in using camera equipment and have a strong knowledge of the production process.

Camera Assistant Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Camera Assistant.

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How much does a Camera Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Camera Assistant generally earns $1150 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 a Camera Assistant?

There has been a strong increase in the number of people working as a Camera Assistant over the last five years. There are currently 2,100 people in this industry and many of them are Camera Assistants. Camera Assistants may find work in larger towns and cities where productions are based.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Camera Assistant?

A Certificate III in Screen and Media is a great qualification to get you started in a career as a Camera Assistant. This course provides hands on learning and allows you to choose electives to suit your career plans. You could further your studies with a Diploma of Screen and Media which covers various aspects of working in television, film and visual effects.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within film, tv and production. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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.