FOI: Information Publication Scheme

What is the Information Publication Scheme?
Australian Government agencies which are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), are required to publish a range of information on their websites as part of an Information Publication Scheme (IPS).

This includes information about an agency's structure, functions, appointments, annual reports, consultation arrangements, and details of the agency's FOI officer.  Information routinely released from FOI requests and routinely provided to parliament must also be published online.

The Scheme is intended to form the basis for a more open and transparent culture across government with agencies encouraged to take a proactive approach to publishing the information they hold, and to consider what they should be publishing over and above what they are obliged to publish.

What is AFTRS doing about it?
The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is committed to taking a proactive approach to publishing information. Our IPS plan outlines our approach to the scheme and what we will include in our IPS entry.

Below are headings for each of the categories of information we are publishing in our IPS entry. Under each heading are links to the information or documents. If you have any difficulty accessing any information please Contact us.

Information on requesting access to other information AFTRS holds, not published through the IPS or elsewhere on our website, can be found on the Freedom of Information page.

Information we have released under freedom of information requests is available on the Disclosure log page.

Required information: Agency IPS plan

Who we are:

  • AFTRS provides additional information about its structure in the About Section of this website, including descriptions of the various teaching and corporate divisions of the School, and their management.
  • AFTRS' Service Charter is available page in this website
  • Details of the appointment of AFTRS' Council members under the Act may be located  on the Council page in this website
  • A copy of AFTRS' current Enterprise Agreement (PDF)

What we do

  • AFTRS' functions are set out in section 5 of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School Act 1973.
    View the Functions (PDF)
  • Information about AFTRS' courses, how to apply to study at AFTRS, fees and FEE-HELP can be found on the Courses page with specific information about enrolling available at the How to Enrol page
  • Information and Policies for Students, including the current Student Handbook, are available at the policies for students page
  • Information about AFTRS' Indigenous program can be viewed at the AFTRS Indigenous section
  • AFTRS Open short course information can be found in the short course section of the site
  • For details about the creative fellowship, including terms and conditions, go to the Creative Fellowship page
  • For information about AFTRS' Open Days and attendance at other courses and careers days, go to the Events section

AFTRS' reports and responses to Parliament
AFTRS' Annual Reports (from 1997/1998 to date), which are prepared by AFTRS and laid before the Australian Parliament, are available at the Annual Reports page

Routinely requested information and disclosure log
Information that is able to be published resulting from freedom of information requests and any routinely released information from such requests is found on the Disclosure log page.

Consultation arrangements
You may comment on AFTRS specific policy proposals by using the contact details specified in the 'Contact us' section of this IPS entry.

Contact Us
The Contact us page contains information about how you can make contact with us, including in relation to freedom of information requests, for alternative accessible formats, and this IPS entry, which we invite you to comment on.

Other information:

  • Priorities - AFTRS' Corporate Plan is accessible for review at the Corporate Plan page
  • Details about AFTRS' pay and grading structures are set out from page 52 of the Enterprise Agreement 2011 available to review Pay & Grading Structure (PDF)
  • Information about tendering processes is available at the Tenders page


  • Information and Policies for Students, including the current Student Handbook, are available at the policies for students page
  • AFTRS Open Courses for Indigenous Students' Policy, see the AFTRS Indigenous section

Other publications:

If you need assistance because the document or information on this website is not available in a format you can access please Contact us for an alternative accessible format.

We will provide the alternative format to the extent possible, and subject to a small number of exceptions, for example, where pdfs have been made of scanned documents and where documents are provided for historical purposes.

We invite you to provide comments on the Information Publication Scheme entry, particularly in relation to any documents that appear not to be discoverable, understandable or machine-readable. Please contact us

More information

  • If you require more information, please contact the FOI Officer on [02] 9805 6673 or by email at
  • Certain documents that we have released under the FOI Act can be obtained via the FOI disclosure log page

Last updated: May 16, 2012


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.