399516 Sound Technician

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Sound Technician
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
PMSOL Occupation: 
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Operates audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film or video productions, or stage performances.
Skill Level: 3
Audio Operator
Dubbing Machine Operator
Foley Artist
Re-recording Mixer
Sound Editor
Sound Effects Person
Sound Mixer
Sound Recordist
Video and Sound Recorder

ANZSCO Skill Level: 

3995 Performing Arts Technicians

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Performing Arts Technicians
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


PERFORMING ARTS TECHNICIANS provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
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.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 093.20
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 058.10