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What does a Production Assistant do?

A Production Assistant supports other crew members working on film, television or stage productions. Your tasks will vary depending on the project but you might have to make sure performers are ready on time and all production workers have what they need during filming. Production Assistants work closely with the director and may have to ensure their instructions are being followed. You’ll help to make everything run smoothly and sort out any problems that may occur.

Production Assistants need to be organised and have excellent time management skills. You’ll need to be an excellent communicator and make sure everyone in the team is working to schedule. Production Assistants should be flexible and will need good problem solving abilities. You’ll need to work with everyone from actors to producers and the production crew so you’ll need to be good at dealing with people.

Production Assistant Courses

There are 11 courses available for people who want to become a Production Assistant.

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How much does a Production Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Production 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 Production Assistant?

This industry has seen very strong job growth over the last five years. There are currently 17,100 people in this industry and many of them work as Production Assistants. Production Assistants may find work in larger towns and cities where productions are based.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Production Assistant?

A Certificate III in Screen and Media is a great way to get started in a career as a Production Assistant. You could also consider a Certificate III in Broadcast Technology. If you choose to further your studies you could enrol in a Diploma of Live Production and Services.

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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.