Contact Us - Frequently Asked Questions - International - AFTT


Accommodation is not available on campus, however our Student Admissions team can refer students to suitable areas to seek accommodation and connect you with other students in the same situation. AFTT is centrally located in Surry Hills, and is only a short walk from Central Station.

The Academy of Film, Theatre and Television (AFTT) is the business name jointly owned by International Film School Sydney Pty Ltd (IFSS) and JMC Pty. Limited (JMC).

IFSS is a training provider registered through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
JMC Pty. Limited is a registered Higher Education provider under with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

As such, AFTT’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs are provided and awarded by IFSS, and the AFTT’s Higher Education (HE) programs are provided and awarded by JMC Pty. Limited.
This gives our students the assurance that every course at AFTT meets the high standards required by the national VET Quality Framework, Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards),  industry, and other stakeholders. 

AFTT promotes artistry, innovation and quality in our programs, and we are committed to meeting the skills, underpinning knowledge and performance outcomes necessary for students to pursue their chosen careers.

Our strong industry links also ensure that AFTT qualifications are recognised within the creative industries. 

Applicants who submit a complete application (including all accompanying documentation, including portfolio or audition if applicable) will usually be contacted within 24 hours to arrange an interview. After a successful interview, positive review of an audition for students who are applying for an Acting course, and once all other required documents have been received, an offer letter will usually be issued within 24-48 hours.

For information on how to apply, please click here.

Yes, we have many partnered education agents. For a list of AFTT’s registered agents, please click here.

We have three additional options to meet the English language requirement: As well as the IELTS test AFTT also accepts TOEFL, Cambridge English and Pearson tests. Alternatively, students who enroll in a suitable English language preparation course at one of our ELICOS partner schools may also satisfy the requirements for successful completion of that course without further sitting any of the above tests.

You might be eligible for alternative entry, so please contact our International Admissions team for advice. Domestic students may also contact the Student Admissions Team.

Are you ready to submit an audition? We can't wait to see it! Please make sure you have submitted an application first, and follow the international enrolment process. The simplest way to submit your audition is to upload it to a video-sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo. Or send it to one of the recruitment advisors that you are in contact with directly. 

Once you have completed an application form we will be in touch with you to organise an interview. The interview will help us learn more about you and give you the opportunity to ask more questions.

For the interview, you should be clear about why you want to study at AFTT, what your career goals are and how studying at AFTT will help you achieve those goals. You should also be prepared to answer questions about the practical components of studying away from home – for example, accommodation, living costs and visa regulations (international students).

We also encourage you to prepare some questions for us, as this is a great opportunity for you to clarify your expectations, and for you to prepare for your move to Australia. The interview can help you and AFTT identify if this will be the right place and fit for you.

AFTT offers two (2) scholarships;
1) Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
2) Creativity out of Adversity Scholarship
Please speak to the Student Admissions team for more information. 

There is no fee for applying, however a non-refundable application fee of $150 is charged when you accept your offer. This fee along with the refundable first term deposit must be paid before a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) can be processed.

There is no deadline to pay fees, however a CoE can only be issued once the first term (half-semester) deposit and application fee has been received. 

The decision to grant a visa is made by the Australian Immigration Office. Enrolling at AFTT will make you eligible to apply for a student visa. You will need a Confirmation of Enrolment from us in order to apply. You will also need to show evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover. 

It is your responsibility to apply for a student visa. Once you have been issued a CoE it is then up to you to complete the rest of your student visa application process. If you submitted your AFTT application with the assistance of a representative agent they can also assist you in preparing your visa application. 

You should apply for a 572 (Vocational Education) visa for all our programs.

Visit to learn more about the visa application process.

There is no on-campus accommodation. For information on some accomodation options, visit the links below:

Yes, your visa conditions allow for you to work 40 hours per fortnight; however in order to manage your study load, AFTT recommends you work no more than 16 hours per week to allow adequate time to study and attend classes.

Australia is a very safe and peaceful multicultural country. In the Better Life Index of OECD countries, Australia ranks among the top countries in a range of areas, including safety, health, environment and civic engagement. For more information please see

The cost of living in Sydney depends largely on lifestyle, accommodation choice and social life. As a general guide, students can expect to spend an average of AU$390 per week on rent, food and public transport. This amount does not cover tuition and textbooks.

No, only graduates with Higher Education Qualifications are eligible to apply for a Graduate Visa.

Many students take the opportunity to explore Australia after they graduate. Students usually receive between one and three months extra time on their student visas. You may also be able to apply for a tourist visa at the end of your studies to attend the graduation ceremony.

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