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  • Skilled Occupation PROFESSIONALS Arts and Media Professionals > Arts Professionals Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers Actor


      Entertains by portraying roles in film, television, radio and stage productions. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

      Skill Level: 1


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    Average Income:
    The average salary for an Actor is $ 64,168 for male employees and $ 74,504 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 36.0 Females: 39.0 Persons: 37.9
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2111 Actors dancers and other entertainers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Actor

    Employer Sponsorship
    489 Visa
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    Business Visas
    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    Actor categories in Group B.

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    Actor job description, duties and education requirements


      ACTORS, DANCERS AND OTHER ENTERTAINERS entertain by portraying roles in productions, performing and composing dances, and performing a variety of other acts.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. Some occupations in this unit group require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Tasks Include:
      • reading scripts and undertaking research to gain understanding of parts, themes and characterisations
      • learning lines and cues, rehearsing parts, and applying vocal and movement skills to the development of characterisation
      • preparing for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of production directors
      • acting parts and portraying roles as developed in rehearsals in film, television, radio and stage productions
      • practising dance routines and interpreting the choreographic content of the production
      • performing dances for audience entertainment, coordinating body movements and facial expression, usually with musical accompaniment
      • composing and notating ballet compositions and other dance routines
      • creating and performing individual performance routines
      • rehearsing, auditioning and travelling between entertainment venues


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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