Information for Applicants

Advice from Human Resources for prospective applicants:

The primary function of an application is to provide sufficient relevant information about your education, work history and experience to allow the selection committee to decide whether you should be interviewed for the position. It is the first step of the selection process, and although it will never solely determine whether you are successful, an application does convey important information about you and your suitability for the vacancy. Your application, therefore, should be an organised information paper written with the needs of the selection process in mind. 

Your application should include the following information.

Personal Information:

This should include an address for correspondence, contact telephone number, email address, current employer and current type of employment.


Provide either written referee reports (preferably which address the selection criteria), or provide the names and phone number of at least two referees, including your current supervisor. These people should be able to comment on your work performance and your abilities in relation to the selection criteria. We understand that for a variety of reasons you may be reluctant for us to contact your referees or current supervisor unless you are in serious contention for the position. Please let us know in your application if that is the case.

Education & Training:

List chronologically academic qualifications and relevant training courses you have attended.

Work Experience:

Identify positions you have held from present to past, listing briefly the duties and key achievements of each. Give greater detail on the more recent and most relevant roles.

Statement Against Selection Criteria:

Using the selection criteria as headings, describe how your particular work experience, skills and qualifications enable you to satisfy each of the selection criteria for the position.

Availability for Interview:

As an applicant you will be considered as being available for interview from the date applications close. Normally at least two days notice will be given. If you are going to be absent from work/home at any time during the next few weeks, you should advise the dates of absence on your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information:

AFTRS supports workplace diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to ensure there is no discrimination in the treatment of our staff or potential employees. In order to do this we invite you to advise us if you are from a non-English speaking background, are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or are a person with a disability, and would like arrangements for the selection committee to include a member of the same group by completing the following survey form. It would also be helpful if you would advise of any special requirements you may have for interview.

Please note that providing this information is entirely voluntary and will only be used for statistical and process purposes.

Equal Employment Opportunity Survey

Lodging Your Application:

It is essential that you lodge your application by email to or to the following address by the closing date.

The Head of Human Resources
Australian Film, Television and Radio School
PO Box 2286
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

The School is not obliged to accept late applications. If you are not able to lodge your application by the closing date you should discuss your circumstances with Human Resources to find out if a late application will be accepted.

It is AFTRS policy to acknowledge all job applications. Please contact Human Resources by phone if you do not receive acknowledgement of receipt of your application within five business days of emailing the application.

The Interview:

Only the most suitable candidates as assessed by reviewing applications (not all potentially suitable applicants), will be invited to an interview. The selection committee will be assessing your claims to the position against the selection criteria. This will usually involve questioning that is structured around the selection criteria and may involve you being asked to complete a task prior to the interview.

On some occasions the selection committee will make a recommendation based on documentation only and will not undertake interviews.

The Selection:

You will be advised of the result of the selection process whether or not you are successful.


If you have any queries about the vacancy or the progress of the selection process please contact Human Resources on (02) 9805 6619 or 1300 366 464 or email

Thank you for your interest in working for the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.


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.