Student Handbook


AFTRS expects the conduct of students to be marked by an open-minded pursuit of excellence, driven by a desire to improve, committed to collaboration and diversity and guided by a respect for the i­­deas and rights of others.  

AFTRS expects that students will:

  • behave honestly and with integrity, and act with care and diligence;
  • treat everyone with respect and courtesy, embracing equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • actively engage in learning (on campus and online) in a positive and respectful manner by attending all scheduled sessions, completing coursework in good time (including assessments) and maintaining communication between themselves and the School;
  • respect the collaborative nature of the learning environment;
  • acknowledge the ideas, materials, concepts, processes and practices of others they have used, or developed, in their own work;
  • comply with all applicable policies, rules and procedures.

The following may be considered acts of misconduct. This list should not be considered exhaustive:

  • behavior that is threatening, violent, coercive or discriminatory, bullying, or disorderly and is deemed to be harassment or victimisation – wherever it may take place;
  • actions that cause disruption to the learning experience of other students or to the activities of the School;
  • conduct that causes, or potentially causes, harm to people or property which may include a breach of AFTRS Charter;
  • providing information to or about AFTRS that is false or misleading or failing to maintain confidentiality with regard to your dealings with the School;
  • misuse of AFTRS resources as defined by relevant policies;
  • use of AFTRS name, reputation, or resources for private gain or for the benefit of a third party, without prior authorisation.

If a student is in breach of this Code of Conduct, AFTRS published misconduct processes will apply.


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.