Applicants who have successfully completed a pass in VCE English (any) and Media and / or Studio Arts – Film / Photography and Multimedia or equivalent will be eligible for admission.

Non Year 12 Applicants who do not meet the above requirements but have professional experience in the field of study proposed or related fields can apply directly through Footscray City Films. There are no age restrictions, mature age entry is available.

All applicants must attend an interview and present a folio of work, consisting of scripts written and films produced, directed, shot and edited to demonstrate their capacity to successfully complete the course(s) applied for.

All applicants must complete the supplementary information form on the Film School website and telephone the Admissions Officer, Tim Spanos on (03) 8387 1511 to receive an application for an interview. Short listed applicants will be contacted by the Film School to arrange an interview where they will be asked to present a folio of script(s) and films.

Interviews will be held during October, November and December

Late applicants and those adding this course at change of preference must contact the College on  (03) 8387 1511  to arrange to have the late application kit sent out to them.


Applicants are required to apply directly to Footscray City Films by completing the Supplementary Application Form online plus an Interview.


Applicants must fill out the Supplementary Information Form online or alternatively telephone 8387 1511 to request a Supplementary Information Form to be mailed to them from August, complete and then return. The form can also be downloaded from the downloads page of the website

Late applicants must contact the Film School to receive a late application kit.


All applicants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). From 1 January 2015 the RTO can be prevented from issuing you with a nationally recognised VET qualification or statement of attainment when you complete your course if you do not have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet obtained a USI you can apply for it directly at http://www.usi.gov.au/create-your-usi/ on a computer or mobile device


The process for selection is by interview and folio. However to qualify for an interview you must first complete the written and / or visual application. Short listed Applicants will be telephoned if their Application is successful to attend an interview.

Applicants will attend an interview in September, October, November and December. Late Applicants must attend an interview in the first week of December. At the Interview Applicants must bring in a Folio of Film(s) they have Directed and Produced plus Script(s) they have written.

Interstate applicants may be able to conduct their interview over skype. Please contact the film school if you wish to arrange a skype interview.


Any student wishing to defer their studies must contact the Institution directly by contacting the Admissions Officer: Tim Spanos on (03) 8387 1511 or by email: spanos.timothy.t@edumail.vic.gov.au during the offer period with their name, address, contact email address, contact number, VTAC number and course which they are seeking deferment.

Deferring students must also send a letter requesting a deferment with their name, address, contact email address, contact number and course which they are seeking deferment.

No student can apply for deferment from a course unless they have been made an offer of a place.

Students can only defer for one year, after which they will have to reapply and go through the enrolment procedure again.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also strongly supported at the college with staff at the college being available to assess students’ previously acquired skills for RPL credits.

Students transferring from another Institute will receive credit transfers where the subjects are the same. Students must supply the appropriate documentation from the corresponding Institution at time of Interview.

The college RPL policy and application form are available on the downloads page.


Students transferring from another institution will receive credit transfers where the subjects are the same. Please see our credit transfer policy which is available on the downloads page.


Applicants to Footscray City Films are selected on the basis of their application and interview which may include a previous year 12, TAFE qualification or University study, partial or complete.

Some applicants who have not completed any previous study may be eligible to apply under RPL or special consideration category.


Special Consideration

  • Category 1: Mature Age Entry
  • Category 2: Non – English Speaking Background
  • Category 3: Recognition as an indigenous Australian
  • Category 4: Difficult Family Circumstances
  • Category 5: Disadvantaged Financial Background
  • Category 6: Rural or isolated students
  • Category 9: Personal disability or Medical Condition
  • Category 10: Refugee background


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