Bus Stop Films’ Accessible Film Studies Program is taught by industry professionals with the assistance of disability support workers. Students have the opportunity to learn all things filmmaking in some of Australia’s leading educational facilities.
The year long program is based on our award winning Accessible Film Studies Curriculum and inclusive learning philosophy, to see our students shine and build transformative life skills including; improved social and communication skills, develop friendships, increased confidence and work ready skills.
Our students benefit from exclusive workshops, excursions, workplace opportunities, and work collaboratively on a film project.
We offer our workshops in Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Canberra, Brisbane and online. In 2022, our program will expand to Melbourne, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains.
Our program is open to individuals who are 17 years of age or older and who have a mild to moderate disability, with a strong focus on those who live with intellectual disability.
Whilst our classrooms are supported by Support Workers, students 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 students 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 students 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 and RMIT University, and UNISA
Program Schedules in 2022
All programs run from February to December
|Location||Day of delivery|
Bus Stop Films is not a registered NDIS provider, however students can pay for the course using their NDIS funding. Students can be either Plan Managed or Self-Managed.
|Program fee 2022||$7,500 (full year)*|
|Enrolment fee||$100 (non-refundable)|
|Re-enrolment fee||$50 (non-refundable)|
|Withdrawal fees apply|
*Program fees are charged on a term by term basis at $1875
Statement regarding the National Disability Insurance Agency’s support for the Bus Stop Films Accessible Film Studies Program: Bus Stop Films is a ‘film like school 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.
Since 2018 Bus Stop Films has worked in partnership with the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) to deliver our Program in Ulaanbaatar. In 2019 with the support of an Australian Cultural Diplomacy grant through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade we produced an inclusively made short film Stairs. Take a look at our work with the ACM.