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The initiatives below are designed to advance practitioners skills in below-the-line roles and improve the industry’s capability to meet production demand and to set the sector up for a consistent pipeline of work.

Who: BTL Next Step (stage 1) invites applications from production companies and screen businesses across all genres who are able to provide Placee opportunities for mid-career practitioners (1st Assistant Director, Art Director, Line Producer, Location Manager, Post Production Supervisor, Production Accountant, Production Manager, Special Effects Supervisor, Sound Designer) to be mentored, offered a shadow placement and attain a credit that will progress them along their career pathway.
What: Up to $50,000 per Placee opportunity (total all-inclusive for Placee).

Who: Applications are now open for mid-career practitioners (“Placees”) to participate in the BTL Next Step program. These are paid opportunities for competitively assessed and selected mid-career practitioners ready to step up into one of the roles identified in BTL Next Step Stage 1.
What: Placees will be mentored and attain a credit that will create capacity in their career pathway, elevate their consideration for future senior/heads of department leadership positions in their given crew role; and, over time address the skills shortage being experience in these roles.

Who: This program invites applications from production companies, game development studios and screen businesses able to provide skills development through structured work-based learning and training as part of a structured skills development plan, with the nomination of a Skills Development Officer to oversee the implementation of the plan
What: Successful applications will receive up to $80,000 to deliver the program.

Who: This initiative is designed to train and support up to 12 individuals in the role of Access Coordinator. The Access Coordinator role is intended for people from the Deaf/Disabled and/or Neurodivergent (DDN) communities who are committed to improving disability representation and removing barriers to inclusion.
What: Participants will attend a week-long training program in Sydney in October that will cover best practice training and standard working templates from world leading experts Bridge 06, and support for the following 6 months as they transition into working in the role.