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Visual Technician Courses

A Visual Technician works as part of a production crew on a television, film, theatre or live production set. You might use visual equipment during filming or be involved with editing and post-production work. Visual Technicians might assist with rehearsals or in the filming of live shows. You’ll work closely with audio, special effects and other production crews.

Visual Technicians should have strong technical skills and be able to adapt their abilities to suit a range of situations. You’ll need to be able to follow directions and work to a production brief. Visual Technicians must be good communicators and able to work as part of a team. You may work irregular hours in this position.

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Popular Visual Technician Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Visual Technician.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Visual Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time Visual Technician 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 a Visual Technician?

There has been a strong increase in employment numbers in this field over the last five years. There are currently 16,800 people working in this industry in Australia and many of them specialise as a Visual Technician. Visual Technicians may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Visual Technician?

If a career as a Visual Technician interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services (Vision). This course covers a range of topics including setting up vision systems, carrying out technical run throughs, working with primary and back up equipment, operating vision systems at live events, power down and disassembly and onsite safety and communication.

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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.