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This has advertising approval, but is not yet classified
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Suitable for everyone.
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Parental Guidance.
Parental Guidance
Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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Not recommended for children under 15; may include moderate levels of violence, language or themes.
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Mature Audiences.
Mature Audiences
Restricted - unsuitable for persons under 15; may contain strong content.
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Restricted (R).
Restricted (R)
Restricted to adults.
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Restricted (X).
Restricted (X)
Restricted to adults – contains sexually explicit content.
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How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.


​What is the ACA scheme and is my product eligible?

The ACA scheme

The ACA scheme allows applicants to submit applications for classification of films accompanied by an assessment of additional content. The assessment needs to be completed by an Authorised Assessor who is currently authorised by the Classification Board to assess ACA material.

The Authorised Assessor portion of an application under this scheme consists of a highly detailed report on the additional content and a recommendation for the appropriate classification and consumer advice based on the report. The provision of the report and recommendation by a trained and accredited assessor greatly assists the Board in making their decision and thus the application type attracts a much lower fee.

Eligible classification material

The ACA scheme applies to product consisting of a previously classified film, and unclassified related content such as commentaries, deleted scenes and 'making of' featurettes.

It does not apply where the additional content includes television programs or series, or computer games. For a similar scheme which can provide cost savings for the classification of television programs, please see the ATSA scheme.

The ACA scheme does not apply to material where the product is likely to be classified X18+ or Refused Classification.


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