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Introducing Crew Placement Scheme for General Drama, Children’s Programs and Feature Film Productions

Reopening on 24 April 2024, the General Drama, Children’s Programs and Feature Film Productions funding rounds welcomed an updated Crew Placement Scheme in place of the outgoing Inclusive Attachment Scheme.

The placement scheme was updated to more accurately align with the needs of the industry, by providing a strategic, structured approach to addressing skills shortages, in addition to a continued focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

More information on the scheme is outlined below, and key changes to General Drama, Children’s Programs and Feature Film Production guidelines are available here.


As a condition of Screen Australia production, below-the-line crew placement opportunities must be allocated to each project for emerging to mid-career practitioners to gain experience in mid, senior crew and leadership roles. 

  • Productions that receive between $500,000 and $1 million in production funding from Screen Australia must budget for and engage one emerging or mid-career crew Placee in consultation with Screen Australia. 
  • Productions that receive more than $1 million in production funding from Screen Australia must budget for and engage two emerging or mid-career crew Placees in consultation with Screen Australia.
  • Productions should consider diversity, equity and inclusion, with placement opportunities being provided in a manner that supports the career development of workers from diverse communities reflecting contemporary Australian life.
  • Each placement opportunity should provide genuine career advancement (with the minimum being 6 weeks) in a mid, senior crew or below-the-line leadership/HOD role. Productions should consider placements where skills gaps have been identified: for example, 1st Assistant Director, Editor, Line Producer, Location Manager, Post Production Supervisor, Production Accountant, Production Manager or Sound Designer, however, the Placements are not limited to these areas and can be for other roles where there will be benefit to the production.
  • The costs for the Placee must be included within your production budget. 

For more information about the requirements of the Crew Placement Scheme, read these FAQs.

To apply, visit General Television Drama Production guidelines, Children’s Television Drama Production guidelines and Feature Film Production guidelines.

Applications are now open and close at 5pm AEST Thursday 20 June 2024.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this or accessibility requirements, please contact [email protected].