Employment Opportunities

Working in the film & television industry can be a rewarding career.


The state of Queensland provides a thriving environment for the film and television industry, attracting numerous interstate and international productions.  Queensland boasts one of the largest studio facilities in the southern hemisphere.


Along with these studio facilities, Queensland also offers a large variety of superb locations all within a couple of hour’s drive of Brisbane. The Queensland government provides a range of incentives for overseas production companies to shoot in Queensland and use Queensland-based crew. These factors have seen Queensland become a favourite destination for international film shoots ranging from features to television series.


Queensland School of Film & Television (QSFT) has close links with the local industry which helps open doors for our post-graduate film and television students. We help our former students gain invaluable experience on commercial film sets, filling positions in areas such as camera, wardrobe, art department, sound, gripping, lighting and production assistants.


The Diploma of Screen and Media (specialising in film and television production) course is designed to prepare students for employment in a number of areas including:

  •  Film or Video Editor
  • Cinematographer/Director of Photography
  • Camera Operator/Assistant
  • Production Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Coordinator
  • Sound Recordist/Boom Operator
  • Gaffer (Lighting)
  • Grip (Equipment Set-up)
  • Floor Manager
  • Runner (Assistant on Productions)
  • Documentary Producer/Director
  • TV Commercial Producer/Director

There are many employment opportunities in the marketplace for film and TV graduates.  Some of the more common employers are:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Production Companies
  • Freelance Production Crew
  • Equipment Hire Companies
  • Post Production/Special Effects Companies


QSFT students build up a professional portfolio throughout the course, leaving them well equipped to present themselves to potential employers.

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Study Pathway

At QSFT, we have developed a study pathway for participants who have shown interest in the creative industry at an early age.  Starting with our series of workshops where the participants get their first taste of the professional skills and knowledge required for the industry.


The next step is the Certificate III in Media Program, where the participants will be trained on a holistic approach.  This course covers an overview of the career opportunities with the basic production skills required in the challenging world of media industries.


For those wishing to participate actively within the industry, QSFT’s Diploma of Screen and Media program is the pathway needed.  The program allows participants to comprehensively learn about the technical, organisational and creative aspects of filmmaking in our supportive environment.


QSFT also works closely with Griffith University through the articulation agreement to provide the opportunity for anyone who wants to extend their study pathway and continue to pursue higher education in the area of the screen and media.  Upon being accepted to Griffith, participants who completed our Diploma of Screen and Media program may apply for credit transfer and reduce the time to complete the bachelor degree.  For more information about the articulation arrangement, refer to Griffith University website.


If you are interested in mapping out your study pathway, we offer 1 on 1 consultation opportunities free of charge to potential participants.