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Wardrobe Assistant Courses

A Wardrobe Assistant works in the costume department of an entertainment production company. You might specialise in television, film or theatre and you may work in live events or recorded productions. Wardrobe Assistants might source outfits and costumes for performers, make costume adjustments or create costumes for specific needs.

Wardrobe Assistants should be creative and enjoy working as part of a team. You’ll need to follow instructions and communicate well with your colleagues. Wardrobe Assistants should be able to work quickly and be flexible during the production process. You may have to work irregular hours in this job role.

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Popular Wardrobe Assistant Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Wardrobe Assistant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Wardrobe Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Wardrobe 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 Wardrobe Assistant?

The number of people working in this industry has grown strongly over the last five years. There are currently 16,800 people employed in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as a Wardrobe Assistant. Wardrobe 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 Wardrobe Assistant?

If you’re interested in a career as a Wardrobe Assistant, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services (Costume). This course will give you the skills to dress performers, modify and repair costumes and apply art finishings. You’ll cover a range of topics including working on production crew, installing staging elements, drawing and sketching, using hand tools and equipment, team communication and job safety.

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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.