Student Handbook


Course-related practice encompasses all student initiated work done outside the classroom.

Students can access AFTRS equipment and resources in order to:

  • Complete assessments or other tasks allocated by a lecturer.  
  • Practise their technical skills and gain confidence in using equipment.
  • The maximum period for kit to be allocated is two days.

When students borrow AFTRS equipment they will be asked to identify the reason for borrowing and the subject or course this practise relates to. If students are borrowing equipment for practical skills, this request will be forwarded to the relevant Course Leader, Head of Department or Subject Leader for approval depending on your course.  

The use of AFTRS equipment is provided for education purposes only. AFTRS will own copyright in any work produced (see Section 5. Copyright and Use of AFTRS Logo for more information.)

If you require equipment for a longer period, for example, due to work commitments for part-time students, this will need to be approved by your Course Leader.

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

  • directly relate to course or subject or is related to a Learning Plan negotiated with your course lecturer;
  • be conducted in your own time;
  • have no commercial benefit or benefit to a third party;
  • be largely self-sufficient;
  • demonstrate that the activity conducted is deemed low risk in a risk assessment;
  • include only AFTRS students (you can include some assistance from friends or actors/extras as appropriate); and
  • be 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.


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.

Penalties may be incurred if it appears there is willful damage to equipment that may have a serious effect on your studies and constitute a breach of the Student Code of Conduct.


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.