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Other Actors, Dancers and Entertainers includes jobs like Circus Trainer, Disc Jockey (Nightclub), Extra (Film or Television), Motivational Speaker, Public Speaker, and Stunt Performer.


  • learns lines, speeches and cues
  • prepares for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of production directors
  • acts parts and portrays roles as developed in rehearsals
  • performs acts, stunts or plays music for audience's entertainment
  • gives speeches to audiences at conferences and other events
  • creates and performs individual performance routines
  • rehearses, auditions and travels between venues.


  • physically demanding
  • stressful.

To become an Other Actor, Dancer and Entertainer

  • You need a high level of performance skill in your speciality area to work as an Other Actor, Dancer or Entertainer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate IV in Dance

    Take a Certificate II in Creative Industries

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