More than a quarter of newly trained and upskilled South Australian crew members graduating from the SAFC’s Skilling SA program have already secured paid work, as the initiative prepares to wrap its successful pilot program.

Launched in May as the first micro-credential trial for screen ever undertaken in Australia, Skilling SA has provided tailored training across various crew departments and roles for 50 South Australians to discover new career paths in the screen industry – either as brand new workers, or as existing crew wishing to upskill in areas of critical skills shortage.

Through this year’s inaugural program, 38 people have joined the screen industry for the first time, alongside 12 existing SA crew members, with more than a quarter already securing paid work on various screen productions, including new AMC Studios and See-Saw Films vampire series Firebite, newly announced Windmill Pictures childrens’ series Beep and Mort, and season two of award-winning children’s series First Day.

SAFC CEO Kate Croser said: “The SAFC are certainly no strangers to pioneering new approaches in screen, and we are delighted to have presented this ground-breaking program that not only assists existing South Australian crew members to upskill and forge new directions in their careers, but that also welcomes skilled workers from other industries into the screen sector for the first time, and creates brand new screen career pathways for so many South Australians.”

Find out more about SAFC’s Skilling SA program.

Sourced from South Australian Film Corporation’s website: SAFC Skilling SA graduates spring into screen work