Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers

Also known as Disc Jockey (Nightclub), Motivational Speaker, Performance Artist, Public Speaker, Stunt Performer.
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.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $28,503
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 2,500

What does an Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events
TAFE
Certificate III in Circus Arts
TAFE
Certificate IV in Circus Arts
TAFE
Certificate IV in Dance
TAFE
Diploma of Musical Theatre
TAFE