Digital Boom Fuels Jobs Growth

By December 5, 2013 Blog

According to a NSW Government report, employment growth in the NSW creative industries was nearly double that of the rest of the State’s workforce (2.6% vs 1.4% per annum from 2006 to 2011). Nearly half of the Australian creative industries workforce, including Screen (television, film, electronic games and interactive entertainment) are based in NSW. In fact more people work in a creative industries based job than all of mining and agriculture put together.

In the recent Digital Boom report commissioned by Google, Australian media industry revenues are projected to rise to $29.1 billion by 2015 with strong jobs growth. “The industry employed approximately 105,000 people in 2001, a number that is project to rise to about 120,000 by 2015. Online media are likely to create half of these jobs.”

The Industry Action Plan prepared by the Creative Industries Taskforce in NSW highlights many education and training recommendations to attract and retain the best talent here in Sydney.

Australians are watching more video and consuming more entertainment than ever before.

Source: Digital Boom Report

The Australian screen sector, and Sydney in particular, are well placed to benefit from strong audience growth, market driven demand and investment in video production.

For over 32 years Metro Screen has worked closely with government funding bodies, industry associations and guilds and production companies directly to meet the needs of the evolving screen sector. From access to public television in the 1970’s through to the digital revolution redefining business models, rights managements and whole careers.

2014 Training Opportunities at Metro Screen

 Diploma of Screen & Media – applications close 16 December for Jan – June 2014 intake with VET Fee Help. Strictly limited to 15 places.

Part-Time Short Courses – from entry level through to professional development

Certificate IV Screen & Media (Part-Time) – made up of short courses and self paced learning at your own pace 

Diploma Multiplatform Production – June to December 2014

Source: Digital Boom Report