Student Handbook



You are regarded as having completed your course when you have completed all course requirements by the prescribed times. You must exit the School one week after the last timetabled class by completing the exit clearance process.

Exit dates in 2017 are as follows:

  • Semester 1:  Sunday 25 June 2017 (or, for MSA students only, Sunday 11 June 2017)
  • Semester 2: Sunday 12 November 2017

Access to AFTRS facilities and equipment ceases on the exit date.

You need to have repaid all debts and returned all equipment, your Identification Card and your locker key by this date.

You will have access to your AFTRS email account and Moodle up until the following dates:

  • Semester 1: Sunday 30 July 2017
  • Semester 2: Sunday 17 December 2017

When you have completed the requirements of your course and your grades have been confirmed by the School, you will be notified and receive an invitation to your graduation ceremony.

You will be notified if you have not completed course requirements.

You must complete the exit clearance process prior to graduation. Your degree academic transcript and testamur will be withheld if you have any equipment loans or debts to the school outstanding after the relevant exit clearance date for your course.

Once you have graduated, you are encouraged to keep in touch with the school and update your contact details regularly in order to receive notification of opportunities and alumni events.


A testamur is a legal document issued to graduates by the authority of AFTRS Council under the AFTRS’ Common Seal. The provision of testamurs is subject to the AQF Issuance Policy. A transcript is an official record of the results received during an award course. Both testamurs and transcripts are secure documents that can only be issued under the authority of the AFTRS Chief Operating Officer.

Your testamur and transcript will be issued in your legal name as provided by you at enrolment. If you wish to have these documents issued under a different name, you are required to provide certified proof of your legal name change.

A replacement testamur may only be issued in circumstances where the original document has been lost, damaged or destroyed. You must supply either the original testamur or a statutory declaration stating that the original has been destroyed or lost if you wish to order a replacement.

Fees apply for the generation of replacement testamurs and additional transcripts. Graduates who wish to order testamurs or transcripts should contact the Student Centre.


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.