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399513 - Light Technician


Positions and controls lighting equipment for film, television or video productions or stage performances.

Skill Level


Skills Assessment Authority



No caveats apply to this occupation.

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

    • 4992-21 Light Technician

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.

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.

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





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