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Staffing, Establishment and Appointments

The structure of the Executive team remained the same this year. However, due to staff changes, the make-up of the Executive team changed from 78% women to 67%.

As at 30 June 2020, there was 165 staff at AFTRS, 57 of whom worked part-time (an increase from 52 from last year). Staff from non-English speaking backgrounds occupied 42 positions at all levels across the School (an increase of seven from the previous year), four were occupied by people identifying as having a disability (no change to the previous year), and three members of staff identified as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (a decrease from four last year).

Overall, the representation of women at AFTRS has increased slightly from 57% to 59% of staff.

The percentage of leadership positions held by women has increased from 47% in the previous year to 48% in this reporting period. Women in lecturer roles have increased from 60% to 71%, with 58% of Senior Lecturer roles occupied by women, and the number of women occupying technical roles has increased from two to three staff.

AFTRS’ staff members are selected on merit. Of the 75 appointments, AFTRS made during the year, 51 were women, 20 were from a non-English speaking background, and two were from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background. All equity-related policies are available on AFTRS’ intranet.

The AFTRS Corporate Plan commits the School to ensure that AFTRS reflects Australian society by supporting diversity across the School’s activities. AFTRS will continue to put measures in place to ensure that its processes and culture facilitate this commitment and will track progress against its diversity and inclusion objectives.

Comparison Tables

All Ongoing and Non-Ongoing Employees

All Ongoing Employees Current Report Period 2019–20

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

NSW

29

4

33

31

15

46

-

-

-

79

Total

29

4

33

31

15

46

-

-

-

79

All Ongoing Employees Previous Report Period 2018–19

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

NSW

30

7

37

31

11

42

-

-

-

79

Total

30

7

37

31

11

42

-

-

-

79

All Non-Ongoing Employees Current Report Period 2019–2020

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

NSW

23

10

33

25

26

51

-

2

2

86

Total

23

10

33

25

26

51

-

2

2

86

All Non-Ongoing Employees Previous Report Period 2018–19

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

NSW

24

11

35

27

22

49

-

1

1

85

Total

24

11

35

27

22

49

-

1

1

85

Staffing Information

2019–20: Staffing Information

As at 30 June 2020

Male

Female

X

Total

NESB

Senior Management*

2

4

-

6

-

Management/Heads of Department

13

9

-

22

6

Teaching

16

28

-

44

10

Teaching/Training Support

4

21

1

26

5

Administration

13

28

1

42

15

Technical

12

3

-

15

5

Production

3

2

-

5

-

Support

2

-

-

2

1

Education

1

2

-

3

-

Total

66

97

2

165

42

* Includes 1 PEO

2018–19: Staffing Information

30 June 2019

Male

Female

X

Total

NESB

Senior Management*

1

7

-

8

-

Management/Heads of Department

15

7

-

22

6

Teaching

21

31

-

52

9

Teaching/Training Support

5

14

-

19

4

Administration

9

26

1

36

11

Technical

15

2

-

17

6

Production

3

1

-

4

-

Support

3

-

-

3

1

Education

-

3

-

3

-

Total

72

91

1

164

37

* Includes 1 PEO

Staff are employed at AFTRS under the Australian Film, Television and Radio School Act 1973. The majority of staff are covered by the AFTRS Enterprise Agreement 2017, with five staff on Individual Flexibility Arrangements or Individual Variable Remuneration.

SES equivalent staff are employed on a maximum term contract basis.

The appointed holder of the Principal Executive Office is covered by a performance appraisal scheme, which allows for an annual performance-related payment. This provision did not apply to the Acting Principal Executive Officers during the period.

Representation of EEO Target Groups within Salary Bands

2019–20: Representation of EEO Target Groups within Salary Bands

Salary Band as at 30 June 2020

NESB

ATSI

PWD

Women

LGBTQIA+

To $45,619

-

-

-

-

-

$45,620 – $59,934

1

-

1

2

-

$59,935 – $63,814

1

-

-

3

-

$63,815 – $85,245

12

-

-

35

10

$85,246 – $97,064

10

1

1

20

5

$97,065 – $119,295

12

2

2

24

7

Over $119,295

6

-

-

13

2

Total

42

3

4

97

24

2018–19: Representation of EEO Target Groups within Salary Bands

Salary Band as at 30 June 2019

NESB

ATSI

PWD

Women

LGBTQIA+

To $45,619

-

-

1

1

-

$45,620 – $59,934

-

-

1

1

-

$59,935 – $63,814

4

-

-

10

3

$63,815 – $85,245

7

2

1

19

4

$85,246 – $97,064

11

-

-

26

2

$97,065 – $119,295

8

1

1

21

4

Over $119,295

7

1

-

13

2

Total

37

4

4

91

15

The tables above show the representation of the five EEO target groups (Non-English- Speaking Background (NESB), Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI), People with a Disability (PWD), Women, and LGBTQIA+ status of the AFTRS staff. The data is drawn from information provided voluntarily each February.

Work and Private Commitments

AFTRS has a flexible work policy to accommodate private commitments by offering part- time work, job sharing, home-based work, flexible working hours, personal leave (which can also be used for religious/cultural observances), recreation leave at half-pay, and leave without pay. AFTRS also allows individual flexibility based on genuine agreement.