Australian Students

Terms and Conditions

Cairns Business College will enrol students on the following conditions:

    • Tuition fees must be paid in accordance with the Tuition Payment Policies in the Fee Supplement, unless written arrangements are made with the Principal or the Director of Studies.  If the fees are in arrears, the student’s enrolment may be cancelled at the discretion of the Principal or the Director of Studies.
    • By accepting an enrolment to the College, you agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.  The Cairns Business College believes that students are both citizens and members of the academic community.  As citizens, the students should enjoy the freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.  As members of the academic community, they are subject to the obligations which accrue to them by virtue of membership.
    • The work submitted by students enrolled at the Cairns Business College is presumed to be their own.  Each student is individually responsible for understanding and maintaining a standard of scholastic honesty.
    • Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to:  cheating, plagiarising; submitting the same or substantially the same work in order to meet the requirements of more than one module; or collaborating on assignments.  Any violation of this Student Code of Conduct – Scholastic Honesty Policy will be referred to the Scholastic Discipline Committee.
    • Students suspended from the College and/or course for misconduct, will forfeit all fees.
    • Students must keep the college informed as soon as they change their residential and postal address as well as their current telephone number.
    • Students who are absent from the school are still required to pay the fees due.
    • The Cairns Business College reserves the right to cancel or defer any course, and to alter timetables, and class location without notice.  If the Cairns Business College cancels, terminates or defers any course and is unable to offer a suitable alternative course fees will be refunded or transferred to the new school.

Refund Policy for Australian Students

Cairns Business College Ltd (the College) Policy of Fee Refunds and Tuition Fees has been determined in accordance with the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (“the National Code”), made under the The Education for Overseas Students Act (the ESOS Act) 2000, and the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Act 2010, and the Education Services Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Service and Other Measures) Act 2013.

If student who has paid fees in respect of a course decides to withdraw and gives notice of withdrawal prior to course commencement

A Enrolment and Accommodation Placement Fees Non-Refundable
B If student who has paid fees in respect of a course decides to withdraw and gives notice of withdrawal prior to course commencement Refund – Tuition fees paid less Administration Fee
C If student cancels or transfers to another institution after course commences Refund of unused portion/weeks of the tuition fees will be made less Administration Fee
D Students who are absent from classes are still required to pay fees due
E In the event of cancellation of accommodation or early departure, students must provide two week notice No Refund will be made for the two weeks
F If a student is approved to transfer to another course at the College by the Principal, fees paid for the current course will apply/transfer to new course, and any relevant Government bodies or interested third parties advised.
G The Cairns Business College guarantees to run all courses as advertised.  In the event of the cancellation of the course, all fees will be refunded within four (4) weeks directly to the person who contracted with the College unless that person authorises otherwise.
H This agreement does not remove the right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws.  Dispute resolution processes do not circumscribe the student’s right to pursue other legal remedies.
I In the event of a provider default, students will be eligible for a refund of any “unspent pre-paid tuition fees” (i.e. tuition for which the student has paid but which has not yet been delivered by the provider) rather than a full refund that they were entitled to prior to this amendment.