Australian Educational Licences: Private Colleges & RTOs

With a Screenrights licence, educational institutions in Australia can copy any program broadcast on TV or radio to use for educational purposes in the classroom.


Under the Australian Copyright Act, educational institutions can copy and communicate print material, music and programs from television and radio, provided they enter into an agreement with the appointed copyright society and pay a licence fee.

Screenrights provides licences for broadcast television and radio.

Copyright Agency is for print.

APRA AMCOS is for music.

Screenrights is a non-profit organisation. Revenue collected from the licence fee is distributed back to our members, the rightsholders, to support them in creating new content.

Screenrights licenses schools, tertiary institutions and universities to copy from television and radio, and to put copied programs on an intranet, email them and manage them using a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Blackboard or Moodle. Our licences cover most schools, all Australian universities, and many other tertiary institutions including private colleges. The licence also allows you to legally access content copied from television or radio by third party services, such as ClickviewTV4EducationInformit EduTV and EnhanceTV.

If you are unsure as to whether your institution is licensed, please contact us.

With a Screenrights licence you can copy:

  • Any program – including movies, current affairs, documentaries, news
  • Any amount – copy five minutes or an entire drama, make one copy or 20, it’s up to you
  • Anywhere – make copies at home or in your library
  • From any channel – copy from free to air TV, pay TV or radio
  • From free to air broadcasters’ websites or the broadcasters’ official YouTube channels – copy broadcast material made available online by the broadcaster including podcasts and vodcasts or catchup TV
  • From online simulcasts of broadcasts – including online radio
  • In any format – copy or download and store digital copies on a hard drive or other devices
  • From old copies – update your DVD (or VHS) copies by putting them in digital format

And make the following uses of your copies:

  • Show them in class
  • Keep them in the library as an ongoing resource
  • Store them on a network for staff and students
  • Email them to staff and students
  • Show them on an electronic whiteboard
  • Integrate videos into your preferred LMS

Access programs anywhere, anytime with resource centres. With your Screenrights licence, you can sign up to a third party service to make the copies for you, and to stream them to you. Services are available from Clickview, TV4Education, InfoRMIT and Screenrights’ own service, EnhanceTV. Read more here.

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