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 and the Blue Mountains. In 2024 we will add the Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour and Carlton (Southern Sydney) to our ever growing national footprint.
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. All staff and participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid19 or provide a medical exemption.
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.
We’re grateful to our amazing partners who support us to deliver our Programs in accessible, creative learning environments. Our partners include the Australian Film Television and Radio School; Western Sydney University; Screen Canberra & Film Plus ; Griffith Film School, Griffith University, University of Wollongong, Edith Cowan University and RMIT University, and UNISA
All programs run from February to December
|Location||Day of delivery|
|Moore Park (Sydney)||Sundays|
|Katoomba – Blue Mountains||Mondays|
|Coffs Harbour||Saturdays (2024)|
|Southern Sydney – Shopfront Arts Co-Op||Tuesday PM (2024)|
|Gold Coast||Saturdays (2024)|
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.