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Career Pathways Survey

The Career Pathway Survey is now closed, and the data is being analysed. AFTRS will share the data in late 2021.


The Career Pathways Survey has been developed to gain insight on career pathways in the film, TV, radio and screen industries.

We all know that the screen and broadcast industries are in a state of near-permanent change and disruption. As processes, practices and technologies have changed so too have the pathways people take to enter and progress through our industries. But what does this mean for new talent coming into our industry, for existing practitioners, for production companies seeking great people and for agencies looking to support this talent?

This survey, commissioned by AFTRS and conducted by SARA, was developed in consultation with a range of industry organisations, with a goal to gather information about career paths in the Australian screen, broadcast and content industries. The survey aimed to capture a snapshot of where we are and what’s working well and less well, in order to be able to provide useful data and recommendations on how government agencies, higher education and private enterprise can better support practitioners in this new world.

The survey had a particular focus on training and attachments/placements and how film and creative media schools and government agencies can better support careers and talent development.


Congratulations to those who won a $500 Short Course voucher for participating in the survey. The winners are:

Yeesum Lo
Shahane Bekarian
David Konsky
Axel Grigor
Kate Separovich