Production Assistant

Job Description

A Production Assistant is responsible for supporting and coordinating the activities of a film or television production. They’re responsible for assisting with anything the crew needs, such as getting coffee, shuttling crew or equipment to and from locations, and making copies of scripts.

Careers Ladder


There are no formal educational requirements to become a Production Assistant, but a qualification can provide you with industry skills and knowledge.

Look for entry-level roles as a runner and work your way up to the position of Production Assistant with time and experience.

Consider completing a Certificate IV in Screen and Media, which will provide you with a foundation in the screen, media and entertainment industries.

A Diploma of Screen and Media will advance your technical and managerial skills if you’re looking to move up in the industry.


  • Adaptability
  • Eloquent
  • Enthusiasm
  • Determination
  • Perseverance
  • Organised
  • Productive
  • Reliable

Key Skills

  • Preparation
  • Administrative Skills
  • Work Health & Safety
  • Coordinating
  • Supporting a Team
  • Budgeting
  • IT Skills

Future Prospects

Career advancement in this field can lead to other roles such as:

  • Events Planner
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Assistant Director
  • Writer
  • Multimedia Artist