Lighting Technician


Sets up stages and controls lighting for venues, video, television or film production.


Key Responsibilities

  • Interpreting a lighting designer’s plan
  • Planning where to run cables and place lights
  • Helping to rig up the lighting equipment
  • Making sure that lighting equipment and generators are working
  • Programming consoles and loading automated colour change systems
  • Taking cues from the stage manager or floor manager
  • Operating manual and computer controlled lighting systems
  • Dismantling and packing away equipment


Growth: Strong

Education Pathways: CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media

CUA40415 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services