Australia Censorship Classification
Sourced from the Classification Website [CACC-1].
Classification markings are the classification symbols and words that appear on a range of film and computer game products. For example, they appear on DVD and computer games boxes or on associated advertising material such as catalogues, flyers and cinema posters.
Classification markings provide consumers, especially parents, with classification information to help them choose a film to watch or a game to play. There are three main components of a classification marking:
These elements appear in various combinations on all classified products and most advertising for classified products.
Retrieved from the Classification Website [CACC-2], here are the types of training courses that are offered by the Classification Board:
The Classifications Operations Branch (COB), part of the Attorney General’s Department, provides a content assessment training course which covers general classification training for content under Schedule 7 of the Broadcasting Services Act. The industry accessor courses are run several times a year. Tailored training is also available on request.
The training courses currently offered are:
Core film module training – for participants to learn how to assess film content. New assessors need to be complete this module before attending the Additional Content Assessor, Authorised Television Series Assessor or Authorised Assessor Advertising Scheme (for unclassified films) training modules.
Core computer game module training – for participants to learn how to assess computer game content. New assessors need to be complete this module before attending the Authorised Assessor Computer Games Module or Authorised Assessor Advertising Scheme (for unclassified for computer games) training modules.
Once relevant core modules are completed, assessors may participate in any of the training modules listed below:
To find out when the courses are running or to make a booking, you can contact them during office hours at (02) 9289 7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All devices (CDs, DVDs, Blue-rays, Films, Music, computer games, etc, must display classification markings in Australia. Devices that do not have classification markings are considered "unclassified" by the Classification Board and are thus banned in Australia.
Classification markings are the coloured classification symbols and words that represent each of the classifications: G, PG, M, MA 15+, R 18+ and X18+. Electronic copies of the classification marking are available to download from the Classification Board website. Classification Board Website.
Retrieved from the Classification Website [CACC-3], here is the list of classification markings and what they represent on film and computer games.