Australia's national screen arts and broadcast school, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is the leading institution for the education and training of creative talent in the screen arts and broadcast industries. To meet the evolving needs of Australia's screen and broadcast industries, the School provides advanced education and training to develop the skills and knowledge of talented individuals.

AFTRS is a federal statutory authority. It was established in 1973 by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School Act 1973). As a statutory body it also operates under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997.

AFTRS is governed by a Council, responsible to the Federal Parliament through the Minister for the Arts. The portfolio department is the Ministry of Communications and the Arts.

The day to day management of AFTRS is the responsibility of the CEO who is appointed by Council. The CEO is assisted in this role by the Executive Directors of Divisions.


Last updated September 24, 2015


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.