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Props Assistant Courses

A Props Assistant creates and manages props and staging elements used in entertainment productions. You’ll be part of a stage crew working on film, television or live theatre productions. Props Assistants might build set components, source items used by performers on stage and ensure all items are available when required during a production schedule.

Props Assistants should be innovative thinkers and able to come up with unique solutions to prop requirements. You’ll need to be able to follow instructions and work to a production schedule. Props Assistants should be good communicators and able to work well in a team environment. You may have to work irregular hours in this job role.

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Popular Props Assistant Courses

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Props Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Props Assistant generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 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 Props Assistant?

This industry has seen strong growth in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 16,800 people working in this sector in Australia and many of them specialise as a Props Assistant. Props Assistants may find work in all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Props Assistant?

A Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services (Scenery and Props) is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Props Assistant. This course covers a range of topics including installing and operating staging elements, repairing and maintaining props, painting scenic elements, constructing soft scenery and safety and performance protocols.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within film, tv and production. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.