- to promote media arts education and screen literacy in education at primary, secondary and tertiary levels and in the broader community through various means including professional development workshops, publications, websites, conferences and other means.
- to act as a representative of Media Arts teachers and to promote the interests of Media Arts teachers and students in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors
- to provide for the professional development of Media Arts teachers and students at primary, secondary and tertiary levels and to facilitate engagement between teachers, students and industry practitioners
To promote these aims, ATOM NSW conducts a wide range of activities to encourage and support the teaching of Drama throughout the state. It is actively involved in representing the needs of Media Arts educators in the development and implementation of curriculum and policy. It liaises with relevant organisations, particularly those related to education and the arts. ATOM NSW will also host an annual awards ceremony to recognise excellence in media arts education at primary, secondary levels.