Performing Arts Technicians nec – ANZSCO 399599
- Performing Arts Technician Nec provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.
Note: this occupation group covers Performing Arts Technicians not elsewhere classified
- Skill Level
- Continuity Person
- Microphone Boom Operator
- Performing Arts Road Manager
- Special Effects Person
- Theatrical Dresser
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Performing Arts Technician Nec is Vocational Education and Training Assess (VETASSESS). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- AQF Certificate IV Qualification in a highly relevant field of study AND at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; or
- AQF Certificate IV Qualification that is not a highly relevant field of study AND at least two years post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; or
- AQF Certificate III Qualification in a highly relevant field of study AND at least three years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years.
- To achieve a positive skills assessment, the applicant must meet the qualification and employment experience requirements
- Applicants are required to provide a cover letter that justifies the rationale for choosing an NEC category
According to VETASSESS, pre-qualification experience for Performing Arts Technicians Nec may be considered in a skills assessment if the experience meets the following requirements:
- Three years of relevant employment;
- One year of highly relevant employment performed at the required skill level; and
- The employment experience was gained in the last five years
Potential Visa Pathways for Performing Arts Technician Nec
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Group: 3995 Performing Arts Technicians
- provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.
- Operating microwave equipment to transmit video information to transmitter sites and receiving video signals from remote locations
- Maintaining and repairing radio and television transmitters and associated equipment
- Selecting and attaching equipment to cameras, positioning cameras, and following the action of scenes being photographed while adjusting controls
- Positioning equipment, such as spotlights, floodlights and cables, and operating lights during filming, broadcasting and stage performances
- Applying and retouching make up during shooting and performance, including special effects make up such as scars and wounds
- Designing and making musical instruments and instrument parts using specially selected materials and techniques similar to those used in cabinetmaking, metal pipe making, silversmithing and wood carving, and tuning and repairing musical instruments
- Setting up and adjusting equipment such as microphones, and operating sound mixing consoles and associated equipment to regulate volume and sound quality
- Selecting and setting up television recording, editing and mixing equipment, and adjusting and monitoring their operation
- Skill Level
- Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
- Occupations in this Group
- 399511 Broadcast Transmitter Operator
- 399512 Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)
- 399513 Light Technician
- 399514 Make Up Artist
- 399515 Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer
- 399516 Sound Technician
- 399517 Television Equipment Operator
- 399599 Performing Arts Technicians nec
How to calculate your points (skilled visas)
To apply for a skilled visa, you need to know how many points you can score. The minimum score to be eligible for application is 65 points. However, depending on your occupation, the competitiveness, and the states you are applying to, you might need to score more points to get an invite.
Points will be given to you based on the following:
- Educational Qualifications
- Points for Professional Year
- Points for NAATI- Credentialled Community Language
- Points for 2 Year Study
- Points for English
- Points for Regional Study
- Points for Work Experience
- Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications (STEM)
- Points for Partner
Click here to calculate your points.
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
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The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. This visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 4 years. You may apply for as many 482 visas as you want, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you.