Footscray City Films is committed to meeting the needs of all participants. If support cannot be provided internally, appropriate external referrals will be suggested. The first point of contact is your trainer, followed by the Head of Footscray City Films
There is no student parking available at Footscray City Films. The loading bay is for load in/out only and not for parking. There is parking available in Kinnear Street and Farnsworth Avenue. Parking infringement notices will be issued to all drivers with vehicles illegally parked on Campus property. Always park in the designated places and avoid congestion. Speed limits must be observed at all times. All roads surrounding the campus are public roads and subject to the usual road rules and regulations.
Students have available to them a Common Room adjacent to the TV Studio. Students can utilise it during spare lessons and all students can access it during recess and lunchtimes. The Common Room is used for study purposes and the completion of set work. Students should respect staff and other students and noise must be kept to a minimum.
All students have access to the Internet and it is available to students to complete written assignments. Downloads of unauthorised data such as movies, images, MP3’s are strictly forbidden. Inappropriate use of computers may result in students having their access restricted. Printing facilities are located in the School Library or in IT1
If first aid is required, contact the general office. – If the first aid officer is not available please contact the Course Coordinator. Please note that the Course Coordinator must be notified in the event of an accident or incident occurring on campus.
A kitchenette is available for student use. The area must be kept tidy and all dishes must be washed and put away after use. There are basic student tea and coffee facilities available. No student may use any staff facilities including items in the fridge. The fridge will be cleaned out weekly so please do not store food for extended periods.
Students have available to them an extremely well equipped library that may be used as directed by their teachers or for private study. Computing, word processing and Internet access is available upon presentation of college ID cards. Up to five books can be borrowed at one time, and within the library short term period loans can be made for use of computer access, newspaper files, journals, magazines, CD ROMs and periodicals. The library staff members are available for assistance at all times.
Students are also allowed to utilise the main library of our neighbouring university at the Footscray Park campus. Presentation of your Student ID will allow access and borrowing rights.
Presentation of the Footscray City College ID card will gain access to both the Swimming Pool and world-class gymnasium facilities at Victoria University Footscray Park campus. Student discount prices apply.
Language, literacy and numeracy assistance is available, please liaise with your trainer who can arrange alternate resources or assessment tasks or external assistance if required.
Tutorial support is available over the phone or via email from your trainer.
Language Aides. The college employs full time language aides for assistance both inside and out of the classroom for students in the languages of Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese.
Interpreters. Interpreters are hired to assist student communication with teachers from a variety of community languages. The languages typically available include: Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya, Tagalog and Spanish.
Organisation Please liaise with your trainer if you need assistance with organising a study area, planning for revision, time management or completion of assessments etc.
Mentors If you are struggling in any way speak with your trainer who can assist you by pairing you with a mentor or tutor and provide extra time for learning.
When students need to book the TV Studio or other resources within the School they need to check firstly with the Film and TV School timetable, check with the lecturers for availability, check with the Facilities Managers and check with the overall Timetable Coordinator for Footscray City College.