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Julia Avenell

Learning Designer - Curriculum and Registrar; Staff Member of Council

Julia has worked at AFTRS for over 20 years, across a range of disciplines, including Production, Production Design and Screen Content. For the last six years, she has worked as a Learning Designer in the Education Unit, specialising in Education Technology and professional development for staff.

Julia began her career working in the Early Childhood sector, including roles in quality assurance and communications at the National Childcare Accreditation Council (now known as the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority). She has also worked in Graduate Recruitment, for Shell International in London.

Her passion for the arts led her to AFTRS where she has served as both a member of the Staff Consultative Committee and a CPSU Union Representative. Julia is also responsible for implementing and managing the AFTRS Dogs at Work program, a successful initiative designed to improve staff well-being, reduce stress, and promote better communication. Julia is also a past Vice President of Women in Film and TV (WIFT) where she co-produced 3 World of Women (WOW) film festivals.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts from Macquarie University, a Graduate Certificate in Screen Studies from AFTRS, and a Graduate Certificate in eLearning from the University of New England. She is also Moodle Certified, the learning management system used at AFTRS to support student learning and collaboration.