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ANZSCO 211199: Actors, Dancers and other Entertainers Nec

Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 21 - Artsand Media Professionals | Minor Group: 211 - Arts Professionals | Unit Group:2111 - Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers

Description: This occupation group covers Actors, Dancersand Other Entertainers not elsewhere classified. This occupation group requireshigh levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as,or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level ofskill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At leastfive years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may berequired in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in NEC Category

  • Circus Trainer

  • Disc Jockey (Nightclub)

  • Extra (Film or Television)

  • Motivational Speaker

  • Public Speaker

  • Stunt Performer

  • Not elsewhere classified (nec) categories are used forknown, discrete occupations which are not separately identified in ANZSCOVersion 1.2 because of their lack of numerical significance in Australia or NewZealand. The occupation titles listed under nec categories are illustrative ofthe scope and range of occupations included in the nec category. 

    Description: Entertain by portraying roles in productions,performing and composing dances, and performing a variety of other acts.

    Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have alevel of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Atleast five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formalqualification. Some occupations in this unit group require high levels ofcreative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of,formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


    • reading scripts and undertaking research to gainunderstanding of parts, themes and characterisations

    • learning lines and cues, rehearsing parts, and applyingvocal and movement skills to the development of characterisation

    • preparing for performances through rehearsals under theinstruction and guidance of production directors

    • acting parts and portraying roles as developed in rehearsalsin film, television, radio and stage productions

    • practising dance routines and interpreting the choreographiccontent of the production

    • performing dances for audience entertainment, coordinatingbody movements and facial expression, usually with musical accompaniment

    • composing and notating ballet compositions and other danceroutines

    • creating and performing individual performance routines

    • rehearsing, auditioning and travelling between entertainment venues

    Other occupations in this Unit Group

    211111 - Actor

    211112 - Dancer or Choreographer

    211113 - Entertainer or Variety Artist