For detailed information on the following allowances see the Centrelink website.

Austudy, Abstudy & Youth Allowance

Bachelor of Arts (Screen) and other full-time students enrolled at AFTRS may be eligible for government income support including Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance.

Youth Allowance and Austudy

If you are aged between 16-to-24 you may be eligible for support through Youth Allowance. If you are aged 25 and over you may be eligible for support through Austudy. To be eligible for Youth Allowance or Austudy you must be:

  • An Australian resident, and
  • Enrolled in a full time award course, and
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or appropriate postgraduate course (up to Graduate Diploma level).

If you are an Indigenous student and aged over 14 you may be eligible for Abstudy if you are:

  • An Australian citizen, and
  • Enrolled in a part time or full time award course, and
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course (up to Doctorate level).

Your eligibility will also depend on your and/or your partner's or parents' income and assets.

Please note: The Master of Arts Screen course is not an approved course for students to receive Austudy, Youth Allowance (student) and Pensioner Education Supplement through Centrelink.


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.