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Entertainment Industry


Board Developed SVET Course (Non-ATAR)


This course creates pathways into the entertainment industry.

The cultural industries are wide-ranging, covering many activities, organisations and businesses in fields associated with the arts, libraries, media, museums and entertainment. These industries are essential to a vibrant and creative society, contributing to the quality of life in Australia and to an understanding of our cultural identity. They also contribute significantly to the national economy.

The entertainment industry itself is diverse and covers all aspects of the production of any type of live performance or event. Occupational areas include audio, costume, front of house, lighting, make-up, props, scenic art, sets, staging and vision systems. There tends to be a high proportion of contract and casual work within the industry. There are many career choices across the entertainment industry.

Some jobs are highly creative or technical, while others are management or customer service oriented. Expertise in technical production is sought after in a range of live performance and event contexts. Key industry priorities are to ensure maintenance and improvement of technical skills and expand capacity to utilise opportunities offered by digital technology, as well as training and development for a new generation of skilled workers to meet workforce needs.


Further information is available on the NESA website.