The Photography Institute is a subsidiary of Online Education Pty. Limited.
By accepting these terms, a binding agreement shall arise between you and The Photography Institute ('The Institute').
By accepting these terms, you agree to pay the course fee ('Course Fee') for the course you have selected under this Student Agreement ('Course'). Upon receipt of the Course Fee, The Institute agrees to:
Subject to successful completion of all assignments and the Course Fee being paid in full, The Institute will award the student with a Diploma/Certificate.
Course Materials will be available to you as you progress through the Course and submit your assignments. The Institute reserves the right to withhold provision of Course Materials in the event that you fail to pay any part of the Course Fee as and when it becomes payable. If you are paying by instalments, you must pay all such instalments on or before the due date.
Irrespective of your progress through the Course, if you fail to pay any instalment by the due date, the total outstanding balance of the Course Fee will become immediately due and payable.
The Course Materials, which The Institute provides to you, shall become your property. However, the content of the Course Materials, including copyright and all other such intellectual property rights contained therein, remain the property of The Institute, Online Education Pty. Limited or a nominated third party. You may not reproduce any part of the Course Materials without the prior written consent of The Institute. You are granted the right to print a copy of the Course Materials for personal use and reference.
The Institute does not accept any form of plagiarism. If there is evidence of plagiarism in any of your assignment submissions, The Institute reserves the right to remove you from the course.
Students studying the Certificate Course are provided up to 12 months to complete their studies. Students studying the Diploma Course are provided up to 18 months to complete their studies. Extensions beyond this are available if required, although The Institute reserves the right to charge a fee for extensions.
Persons under the age of 16 are not eligible to enrol in this course. Please Contact Us should you require further information.
Due to our international appeal, we are not able to ensure accreditation in every one of our markets, nor do we believe this is of paramount importance. Students are recommended to do their own research on this topic.
We offer a number of Advanced Modules that are completely optional to purchase and are for students of our course only (they are not open to the general public), who wish to learn more about specific Photography genre. These Advanced Modules are separate from the 12 module course and are not included in the standard course fees.
The Advanced Modules are only available to be purchased by students who have completed the first two assignments of the course successfully.
The Institute will allow you an extra 6 months to complete the course and Advanced Module upon purchase of any Advanced Module.
As each Advanced Module is only one module and one assignment, there are no refunds/exchanges on these purchases or payment via instalments.
Subject to successful completion of the advanced assignments, The Institute will issue you a Certificate of Achievement for completion of any Advanced Module. These certificates will only be available by downloading them from the student site, and there will be no option for them to be sent to you.
No matter what payment option you select to pay your course fees, The Institute will only charge you the published fees on the website.
If you have incurred additional charges this may be due to your card provider or financial institution charging you additional transactional fees. The Institute is not liable to reimburse you for these transactional fees.
The Institute reserves the right to request payment if you are progressing through the course faster than your payment plan. After completing 75% of the course (9 modules), the total outstanding balance of the course fees will become immediately due and payable.
You may examine the first two modules and first assignment with absolutely no obligation for 7 days from your enrolment date. If you decide for any reason whatsoever not to proceed, email The Institute within the 7 day period for a full refund.
If you are unable to continue the course after the 7 day period, you will not be eligible for a refund. If you selected a payment plan upon enrolment, you will remain responsible for all outstanding payments on each due date until the agreed course fees have been paid in full.
As a requirement for CUA50920 - Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging, you will need to demonstrate a certain level of competency by successfully completing an Entry Eligibility Assessment. If you are not deemed competent, you will be given the option to transfer to our Certificate course or receive a full refund. Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience or formal study. Please note, that a preliminary assessment is not required if you have attained a CUA41115 - Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging (or equivalent), and present a transcript of this after enrolment. It is your responsibility to complete this assessment within 1 month of enrolment. If you are not deemed competent within this time, you will be given the option to transfer to our Certificate course or receive a full refund. If you are not deemed competent after this time, you will be given the option to transfer to our certificate course only.
The Course is not transferable to another person. If you are enrolled in our Diploma course, you may transfer to our Certificate course or vice versa at the discretion of management.
Your enrolment is not transferable to a course in a different discipline.
The following products are not eligible for refunds: Advanced Modules, Course Extensions, Portfolio Extensions and Workshops. If technical problems prevent or unreasonably delay of the delivery of Content, your exclusive and sole remedy is either replacement of the Content or refund of the price paid as determined by Online Education Pty. Limited, to the full extent permitted by law. From time to time, Online Education Pty. Limited may refuse a refund request if we find evidence of fraud, refund abuse or other manipulative behavior that entitles Online Education Pty. Limited to a corresponding counterclaim.