Student Handbook

4. EQUIPMENT ACCESS

AFTRS has a wide range of equipment and facilities for use of students in their studies. Award course students are able to access equipment and facilities throughout the duration of their course for coursework related activities.

The allocation of AFTRS resources is determined on the basis of course requirements, and access is granted subject to successful completion of the Permissions Scheme and ongoing compliance with relevant policies and health and safety requirements.

4.1 STUDENT ACCESS TO EQUIPMENT – COURSE RELATED PRACTICE

In addition to the use of equipment required for course work, you are also permitted to borrow equipment for the purposes of course related practice. However, equipment availably is limited and priority will always be given to students requesting equipment for required course work and assignments.

To access equipment for course related practice, your proposed use must be:

  • Directly related to your coursework;
  • Conducted in your own time;
  • Have no commercial benefit;
  • Largely self-sufficient;
  • Low risk practice;
  • Include only AFTRS students (you can include some assistance from friends or actors/extras as appropriate); and
  • Compliant with all AFTRS WHS Policies, Fraud Control Policy and Access & Equity Policy.

For further information about the guidelines for access to equipment refer to the Student Access to Equipment Facilities Policy and Procedure on the AFTRS website.

4.2 LOSS AND DAMAGE OF SCHOOL EQUIPMENT

You are liable for any loss or damage of school equipment that has been loaned to you. Any incident such as theft, loss or damage to equipment must be reported as soon as practical to the Technical Store or Service Desk as appropriate.

You are required to acknowledge that you agree to these terms and accept responsibility for the equipment loaned on collecting each item. At AFTRS’ sole discretion, you will be invoiced for any costs associated with repair or replacement of equipment lost, stolen or damaged while in your care.

Acknowledgement

The Australian Film Television Radio and 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.