UNIT GROUP 2111 ACTORS, DANCERS AND OTHER ENTERTAINERS
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:

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

Occupations:

211111 Actor
211112 Dancer or Choreographer
211113 Entertainer or Variety Artist
211199 Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers nec


211111 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

Specialisations:

Mime Artist
Voice-over Artist


211112 DANCER OR CHOREOGRAPHER

Entertains by performing dances, or creates dance compositions. 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

Specialisations:

Ballet Dancer
Contemporary or Modern Dancer
Exotic Dancer


211113 ENTERTAINER OR VARIETY ARTIST

Entertains by performing a variety of acts using a mix of acting, singing, dance and movement skills. 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

Specialisations:

Busker
Circus Artist
Clown
Comedian
Magician/Illusionist
Puppeteer
Ventriloquist


211199 ACTORS, DANCERS AND OTHER ENTERTAINERS NEC

This occupation group covers Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers not elsewhere classified. This occupation group 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

Occupations in this group include:

Circus Trainer
Disc Jockey (Nightclub)
Extra (Film or Television)
Motivational Speaker
Public Speaker
Stunt Performer