Frequently Asked Questions

YOUR PORTAL FOR COMMON QUESTIONS RELATING TO ALL LEARN TO FILM COURSES

Here you’ll find the questions most popular by category.

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Do you offer refunds for cancelling enrolments?

A refund on courses is possible provided you cancel your purchase at least 14 days before commencement.

What other payment options are there?

Learn To Film offer their very own financing on their courses. Simply sign up with Learn To Film, gain your skills and pay over six months.

Are there payment plans available?

We do offer our very own ‘Learn Now & Pay Later’ system which you can access directly through Learn To Film.

Do you offer discounts to multiple course enrolments?

Sometimes.

When booking multiple courses you can sometimes be eligible for discounts. This depends on which courses you book, if any special offers are available, and if you have previously completed a course at Learn To Film.

Don’t be a stranger to our website and you will be informed of special events and offers as they arise.

Will you be offering more advanced and specialised courses?

At the moment Learn To Film are specialising in beginners short courses. However, we encourage graduates and prospective students to visit www.learntofilm.com.au regularly for updates on events, offers and news.

Expanding our repertoire to intermediate courses, advanced courses and specialised courses, including animation, visual effects, dramatic performance, hosting, music composition, writing, Psychology in Video etc., is on the immediate horizon.

Are there existing reputable businesses that have graduated from these courses?

Currently Learn To Film is new, but reputable businesses can vouch for the work of our course designers and educators, being that they have been hand picked from our mother-company Film & Television Agency.

Our list of happy clients include Kennards Hire, Porche, Nike, Built and many more!

Is there a course for High School students?

Yes. We have a dedicated course for those who need their education after hours and during school holidays. It can be found here:

https://learntofilm.com.au/course/high-school-students-video-production-course/

Are the courses available outside of Sydney?

Our main branch is located in Sydney, next to the prestigious production company Film & Television Agency; but where any of our franchises are located (nationwide) you will be able to purchase a course, choose your location and begin your education.

Do you offer online courses?

We are currently offering 1 online course as a sampling platter (so people can see if they want to further their education in video production).

Our courses, however, are held in our physical locations where you will receive your education from real production staff.

Does Learn to Film provide scholarships?

Learn To Film do not offer scholarships.

What we do offer are beginners short courses which can (by other university standards) advance your knowledge by an entire year. LTF is the bridge to becoming a pro.

Will I have access to a careers advisor?

While premium career and business advice can be purchased at Learn To Film through our ‘One on One Mentor-ship’ program (by Film & Television Agency’s CEO), business advice specifically is not provided for every course.

What is provided through our educators is 1 complete year of online production support for the skills you have studied. This is accessible to all graduates of Learn To Film.

Am I expected to own certain software products whilst studying?

Yes. Most of our course content revolves around the Adobe Creative Cloud platform. However, you can use other software as the course content uses universal terminologies which standardises our whole course in its entirety.

Adobe Creative Cloud is available as a trial, so you can download it when you are ready to come in and study without paying a cent for it.

Can we earn credits to put towards other courses if we have already completed them?

While we don’t carry credits over from one course to the other, you will be eligible for discounts on certain course after graduation. In fact, some courses require you to have already completed a course at Learn To Film in order for you to apply.

What happens if I have enrolled into a course but want to change the date?

You will need to notify us 14 day before commencement to be eligible to move your course booking to any other available course. You must advise us no later than 14 days prior to the course commencement date.

In case of an emergency, am I able to defer my study?

If you inform us of your emergency at least 48 hours prior to commencement, you will be able to book a later date.

If the emergency happens during study, our support staff will work something out with you on a case by case basis. Our goal is to provide you the education you require and we will do our best to ensure that you can receive it.

What happens if I cancel or miss a booked course date?

Cancellations should occur at least 14 days prior to the commencement date.

If you miss a booked class you can talk to our support staff and explain your circumstances. Should it be appropriate to your situation, we will do our best to place you in a later class where you can complete your course.

What if I need to cancel my enrolment before the course begins?

If you need to cancel a course, you should endeavour to do so at least 14 days before the commencement date of the course.

If I have already completed study elsewhere, can I have certain units exempt?

We do not make exemptions based on study at other institutions.

Because we are staffed by real working video production professionals, the education and advice we offer differs from other institutions. We encourage our students to absorb all that we offer.

We are also a beginners short course school, so if you have already completed studies elsewhere and are looking to advance further beyond beginners skills, Learn To Film might not be for you.

You can, however, purchase our premium ‘One on One Mentor’ program should you need business advice and support from the CEO of Film & Television Agency.

What if i need to cancel my enrolment during the course?

If you wish to cancel your study after you have already started it, you will forfeit your payment. However!!! If an emergency happens during study, our support staff will work something out with you on a case by case basis. Our goal is to provide you the education you require and we will ensure that you can receive it if possible.

The course I want to enrol in isn't available at at time suitable for me. What are my options?

As we are running each course at least twice per month, there is barely a time of year that you won’t find the course you are after, either at our flagship Sydney location or any other location across the country (which will also be hosting classes of their own).

Will I need to bring a computer or laptop to my lessons? (If so, what are the minimum computing requirements?)

It is highly recommended that you bring a laptop or pad that will allow you to log in to our website (LMS) learning management system and use it to make notes on our learning platform.

In short. No, it is not a absolute requirement.

Although you could bring a laptop to your lessons that provide the capability to run Adobe Premiere Pro if you’re taking up a VFX, Graphics or Video Editing Course.

All other courses are team activities with gear provided by Learn to Film.

Generally, 16gb of ram is required for editing in HD. Provided that the video card and CPU aren’t too aged or underpowered, you should be able to follow along with the classes that require a computer.

It is also recommended that you have the Adobe Creative Cloud software. It is a subscription based software package and includes all the software necessary to produce all media related to video production.

Should you not want to subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud, you can use their trial period during your study, by simply downloading the software the day before your course commences.

Here is a good guideline for computer specifications to run Adobe Premiere Pro (editing software)
CPU: Intel 7th Gen, AMD Ryzen 7
OS: Windows 10 x64-bit Version 1809 / MacOS Version 10.13+
RAM: (1080p editing) 16GB, (4K editing) 32GB
GPU: 4GB GPU VRAM
HDD: Internal SSD, additional internal or external high speed drive(s) for media
Monitor Resolution: 1920×1080 or greater

 

Note: for updated minimum hardware requirements, visit the Adobe website.

How often will Learn to Film run these courses? Every term or just once a year?

Each course will be scheduled at least twice a month or as the demand is present. We will also have multiple locations across the country also running classes.

Will I be required to buy my own camera gear?

Camera gear is not needed as we will provide equipment for you to handle and learn with.

If you already have a professional (or entry-professional) camera, we do encourage that you bring it along if the particular course involves camera handling.

What is Student Resources?

Student Resources is an online hub where you can access lesson assets, complimentary resources, lesson review tools with instructors, frequently asked questions, access to grades and access to forums.

In a nutshell: Student Resources your central digital space for all things Learn to Film.

What does the enrolment process consist of?

When enrolling with Learn to Film, please ensure that you have the following details ready to enroll in a course:

  • Register as a user
  • Login details
  • Select course
  • Select course date
  • Select course location
  • Make payment
  • Check your email for consistent updates about your purchase

Are there any pre-requisites for these courses?

As our courses have been developed to teach you from the ground up, our courses can serve as bridging courses between short workshops in case you ever further progress your career to another institution if you require a diploma.

In short, no. Your diploma comes in the form of competent, practical skills.

You will, however, receive a certificate upon graduation.

Am I required to be an Australian Citizen?

No. We welcome students from all over the globe.

What academic prerequisites are needed to take these courses?

There are none! We provide beginners courses in video and film production, so no previous knowledge or qualifications are necessary.

What do I need to bring for the courses?

We highly recommend that you bring a laptop that is suitable for editing as a minimum requirement, the reason behind this is that you will be required to access the student resources and also follow along when practical lessons are running.

Is there an expected level of relevant film or video production skills and experience I need to have to be eligible to be considered for these courses?

No. Our courses are designed for people with no prior knowledge of the video and film industry. Our courses are for beginners.

WIll these courses give me capability to work in any industry?

Learn to Film offers a pathway to a significantly established foundation in film making. Once you’ve learnt all of our courses it will give you the capability to hit the ground running in any industry you choose to specialise in.

When can I expect this course to pay for itself once I've graduated?

As soon as you’ve graduated the ‘Making a living with video’, you will possess all the business and entrepreneurial knowledge needed to generate cash flow and revenue to your business.

You will also find that all of our other courses offer practical skills which will allow you to start working in the field you choose.

Will I be able to get a job out of this?

After completing the ‘5 Day Film Course’, you will meet the industry standard requirements to get you qualified for entry level roles within film making.

There are other courses we offer that focus on certain fields in the video and film production industries which will give you specific fundamentals for those fields.

What certification will I receive upon completion of a course?

Upon completion of your course you will receive a Learn To Film certificate, printed on premium paper, wax-sealed and signed by your educator and our Dean.

Do you offer work placement opportunities on completion of a course?

Because Learn To Film is backed by a successful production company (Film & Television Agency), employment opportunities are always on the table for those who can show the necessary skills and work ethic required to operate in such a company.

Because our franchisees are also functioning production companies there is always a possibility that you are in the right place at the right time for a work placement opportunity.

Is there any post graduate support? e.g. After I've completed the course, if I have any questions or need help relating to production equipment, can I call the school for assistance?

After completing a Learn To Film course you will have access to our website and student resources for an entire year where you can receive support from our faculty.

Will there be recruitment opportunities available through Learn to Film?

After completing the ‘5 Day Film Course’, you will meet the industry standard requirements to get you qualified for entry level roles within film making.

As a student, are there any perks I can enjoy?

Besides the wonderful content and support from our educators and support faculty, you will enjoy:

20% off all future hire equipment & studio use from Dragon Image Australia at all their location around the country. You will be provided a discount hire card and your discount will apply when presented.

Will I be able to study the course content after graduating? If so, then how?

You will have access to your Learn To Film account for an entire year after course completion. This will allow you to access exclusive content in Student Resources and also to receive support from our faculty.

When can I start the course after paying for it?

As soon as you’ve received confirmation that your course has been paid for, you can log into your student account through our website and select which days you would like to book yourself in for.

Each course will run multiple times per month.

Will I receive a certificate after completing courses?

Once you graduate successfully you will receive a certificate from Learn To Film, printed on premium paper, wax-sealed and signed by your educator and our Dean.

What are the pre-requisites to becoming an instructor?

We at Learn To Film pride ourselves on being not just educators, but working industry professionals. To deliver the content the way only Learn To Film can, our educators must be successful professionals working in the video or film production industries.

Do you have other questions?

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