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General.
General
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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Mature.
Mature
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.

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Eligibility to become an ACI

Criteria and conditions

In order to become an approved cultural institution (ACI), each type of entity must fulfil certain requirements.

1) Organisations formed wholly or mainly for the purpose of carrying activities of an educational, cultural or artistic nature.

To be an approved organisation, these types of organisations:

  • Must wholly or mainly carry on activities of an educational, cultural or artistic nature
  • Must be of sound reputation in relation to the carrying on of those activities
  • Must not screen films or demonstrate computer games that would be likely to be classified X 18+ or RC
  • Must not exhibit publications likely to be classified Category 2 restricted or RC
  • Must satisfy the training requirements

2) Government bodies. This category includes departments, agencies and authorities of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory, or bodies established under a State or Territory law and local government entities.

To be an approved organisation, these types of organisations:

  • Must not screen films or demonstrate computer games that would be likely to be classified X 18+ or RC
  • Must not exhibit publications likely to be classified Category 2 restricted or RC
  • Must satisfy the training requirements

Training requirements for ACIs

Assessments of the likely classification of unclassified material to be included in events held by ACIs must be made, or approved by, a person who has completed the relevant training conducted by the Classification Branch (a 'trained person'). This is because you need determine whether the material is suitable for general audiences or whether your event should be restricted to specific age groups.

To be an ACI, an organisation must have one or more trained persons associated with the organisation. This can be someone working for or with, or representing the ACI (whether in a paid or voluntary capacity) who is involved in the organisation's film screenings, game demonstrations and/or publications displays.

If you think your organisation meets the criteria to be an ACI and would like information about training requirements please contact the Compliance and Education section on 02 9289 7100 or at  CAE@classification.gov.au.

 

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