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The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is the leading institution for the education and training of creative talent in the screen arts and broadcast industries. To meet the evolving needs of Australia’s screen and broadcast industries, the School provides advanced education and training to develop the skills and knowledge of talented individuals.

AFTRS is a Commonwealth statutory authority. It was established in 1973 by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School Act 1973. As a statutory body, it also operates under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. AFTRS is governed by a Council, accountable to the Australian Government through the Minister for the Arts and is administered through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts. It operates under the AFTRS Act and receives Commonwealth support through an annual appropriation in the Budget.

The day to day management of AFTRS is the responsibility of the CEO who is appointed by Council. The CEO is assisted in this role by the Executive Directors of Divisions.


Under the Australian Film Television and Radio School Act 1973 (the Act), the School is governed by a Council responsible to the Federal Parliament t...

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