Actor

Overview

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.

Skills

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

  • 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

Specialisations

  • Mime Artist
  • Voice-over Artist

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

16 courses found.

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52701WA: Certificate III in Ballet Performance
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22307VIC: Certificate III in Acting (Screen)
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10560NAT: Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Acting)
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10349NAT: Advanced Diploma of Stage and Screen Acting
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10294NAT: Diploma of Acting
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10260NAT: Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting)
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10259NAT: Diploma of Arts (Acting)
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10215NAT: Certificate III in Theatre and Screen Performance
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10197NAT: Certificate IV in Acting for Stage and Screen
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10196NAT: Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance
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10171NAT: Certificate IV in Aboriginal Performance
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10149NAT: Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts
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10130NAT: Advanced Diploma of Acting for Contemporary Screen Media
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10073NAT: Advanced Diploma of Acting
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10068NAT: Diploma of Screen Performance
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10065NAT: Diploma of Screen Acting
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