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Programs

Our Program

Bus Stop Films’ Accessible Film Studies Program is taught by industry professionals with the assistance of dedicated disability support workers. Participants have the opportunity to learn all things filmmaking in some of Australia’s leading educational facilities.

The year long rolling program is based on our award winning Accessible Film Studies Curriculum and inclusive learning philosophy, which sees our participants shine and build many transformative life skills including; improved literacy, social and communication skills, develop friendships, increased confidence and work ready skills.

Our participants benefit from exclusive workshops, amazing excursions, screen industry workplace opportunities, and work collaboratively with professional cast and crew on a film project.

We offer our workshops in Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Canberra, Brisbane,  Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Launceston Blue Mountains, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Carlton (Southern Sydney).

In 2025 we will add the Hobart, Darwin and Cairns to our ever growing national footprint.

 

Eligibility

Our program is open to individuals who are 17 years of age or older and who have a mild to moderate disability or Autism, with a strong focus on those who live with intellectual disability.

Whilst our classrooms are supported by Diasaility Support Workers, participants who require specific support such as Auslan Interpreters, Live Captioning, one-on-one support, etc. will need to fund these through their own NDIS packages.  

Our programs run from February – December each year, with weekly classes. All programs have four terms per year and 10 classes in each term. Students enrolling are enrolling into the full year.

Bus Stop Films is committed to creating a COVID safe environment for our staff, students and community. We encourage all involved in our programs and productions to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19.

Our programs are supported by experienced support workers who have a real passion for seeing our participants succeed within the programs and on a film set.

Program Partners 

We are grateful to our amazing program partners.

Program Schedules

All programs run from February to December 

LocationDay of delivery
Moore Park (Sydney)Sundays
BrisbaneSundays
MelbourneSundays
ParramattaSaturdays
WollongongSaturdays
CanberraSaturdays
Katoomba – Blue MountainsMondays
AdelaideSaturdays
PerthSaturdays
Launceston (TAS)Saturdays
Coffs HarbourSaturdays 
Southern Sydney – Shopfront Arts Co-OpTuesday PM 
Gold CoastSaturdays
DarwinSaturdays (2025)
HobartSaturdays (2025)
CairnsSaturdays (2025)

 

Fee Structure

Bus Stop Films is not a registered NDIS provider, however participants can pay for the course using their NDIS funding. Participants can be either Plan Managed or Self-Managed.

 

Program fee 2023 and 2024$10,000 (full year)*
Enrolment fee$150 (non-refundable)
Re-enrolment fee$75 (non-refundable)
NDIA Progress Report/Letter of Support$145
Withdrawal fees apply

*Program fees are charged on a term by term basis. There is a daily compounding interest rate of 2% for invoices that are paid after the due date.

Statement regarding the National Disability Insurance Agency’s support for the Bus Stop Films Accessible Film Studies Program: Bus Stop Films is a ‘film school like experience’ but is not a formal education program. NDIA acknowledges Bus Stop Films is not a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) nor is their Program VET accredited or required to be aligned to the ASQA training and assessment framework. It should not be rejected for consideration on the grounds that it is an educational or training support. It may be funded as an NDIS support where it satisfies the s34 “reasonable and necessary” test in the circumstances of an individual participant.

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