Professional Development Terms & Conditions

Professional Development T&Cs

The Communications Council Ltd - ABN: 84 140 893 152

Course Fees
Course fees can be paid by credit card or debit card. Payment is required at least five (5) business days before the start of the course.

Approved applications will be confirmed once payment has been received.

Late Applications
If there are places available on a course we will accept bookings until the date that the course commences. However, placement is not guaranteed until full payment is received.  For online courses that include an in person exam, scheduled on a specified date, applications will be accepted within 10 business days of the exam.

Cancellations by Professional Development Courses

1. The Communications Council (TCC) reserves the right to cancel/alter scheduled dates for any course where minimum class sizes are not reached, change course location, or to substitute course lecturers.

2. In the event of a course being cancelled, TCC will notify you in writing prior to the course commencement date to offer an alternative course or to refund the full course fee. 

3. If your payment is received after maximum numbers are reached, TCC will contact you and a full refund will be made. 

4. TCC is not liable for any other consequential loss.

Cancellations by Student

1.  If you are unable to attend a course a substitute may be sent as a replacement (subject to approval).

2.  If you wish to cancel more than seven (7) working days before the start of a course/workshop we will refund the cost of the course minus 50%.   Cancellations do not apply to TCC online courses.

3. If you wish to cancel less than 5 working days before the start of a course/workshop, we will refund the cost of the course minus 75%. Cancellations do not apply to TCC online courses.

4. If you wish to cancel less than 5 working days before a Residential course, no refund will be issued.

5. If you wish to withdraw from a course after the course has started, no course costs will be refunded.

6. All cancellations or postponements must be notified in writing to the The Communications Council Professional Development Coordinator in your state.

Course Transfer
Within the first two weeks of the course starting, The Communications Council will consider a course transfer without penalty. Transfers into another course must be used within the calendar year.

The Communications Council Professional Development Policies

Non-attendance of classes due to illness, or for personal or professional reasons does not provide the right to a refund, or transfer to another course.  Students are required to attend a minimum of 6 out of 8 sessions. Assignments are to be handed in on the due date in class and students are to adhere to the time allocation for verbal presentations.  Students must notify their lecturer of any absences and if their assignment is going to be late. Penalties for late assignments are at the discretion of the lecturer. Your lecturer will announce his or her penalty policy at the beginning of the course.

On completion of your course/workshop The Communications Council will provide you with the appropriate certificates. The name given on the enrolment form will be the one that appears on the certificate.  Certificates will be issued after completion of the course or workshop. 

Respect confidentiality
Throughout the course, you will be privy to content and discussions which are ‘commercial in confidence’. This is a closed environment and every participant; and lecturer/s, guest speakers, should be sharing experiences without fear of breach of confidence.

IP regarding assessments
The participants will be required to complete assessments during the course. The IP of these assessments remains the participants at all times and cannot be used for commercial use.

International Applicants
The Communications Council delivers industry professional development for people working in the advertising and marketing communications industries and is not an accredited academic institution. For the purposes of meeting the Department of Immigration's requirements The Communications Council cannot accept enrolments for experiential courses from international applicants on Student visas.

That said, The Communications Council can accept applicants on either Work visas (Subclass 189, 190, 489 & 457) or Working Holiday visas (Subclass 417 & 462). International applicants will only be accepted once they have met the Australian Government visa requirements and had their visa issued. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility please contact The Communications Council Professional Development Coordinator in your state.

Please Note
The Communications Council courses are priced in Australian Dollars and include GST. Courses are available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.  Online courses are available to all qualified students residing in Australia.

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