Terms & Conditions

Research Statement

A key strategic focus of the College is to facilitate IPC research and education that leads to improved knowledge, evidence-based practice, and outcomes. The College undertakes research directly, through grants to members, and by partnering with external researchers. We review our education courses to assess the impact of our educational activities and to improve the content of our courses. Research and evaluation projects may seek input from members and students. Any such requests will be identified and participation is voluntary.

Membership

Joining ACIPC

The relevant membership fee is payable at the time of submitting your online membership application. Membership applications can only be submitted online and payment can be made by VISA Card or MasterCard. All membership applications are subject to approval. If your membership is not approved the fee paid will be refunded in full.

Renewing you Membership

You will be sent a membership renewal with a tax invoice prior to the start of each financial year. If your renewal payment is not received by 31 August each year your membership will become unfinancial. Unfinancial members do not have voting rights, are not eligible to hold office, and will have limited access to membership benefits. If your membership payment is not received by 30 September, you will be removed from the record of members of ACIPC Ltd.

Annual Conference

The ACIPC annual conference has specific terms and conditions that are listed on the ACIPC conference website, www.acipcconference.com.au.

Foundations of IPC Course

ACIPC hosts an online Foundations of IPC course. The following terms and conditions apply and any additions or variations to these terms and conditions will be listed on the course booking page.

Cancellation of an Enrolment prior to the Course Commencement Date

If a student cannot commence a course and wishes to cancel their booking, the withdrawal must be advised by email prior to the commencement date.

  • If the withdrawal is received 30 days prior to the commencement date, a full refund will be issued.
  • If the withdrawal is received 14 days prior to the commencement date, a 50% refund will be issued or another student may attend or we may move your enrolment to a future course, subject to availability.
  • No refund will be provided within 14 days prior to the commencement date, however, another student may attend or we may move your enrolment to a future course, subject to availability.

Please email learning@acipc.org.au for assistance.

Deferring an Enrolment after the Course Commencement Date

A deferral request due to extenuating circumstances will only be considered within 60 days of the course commencement date. If a student wishes to defer their enrolment due to extenuating circumstances impacting their study, such as medical issues, the deferral request must be advised by email to learning@acipc.org.au. The deferral should include documentation such as medical certificates and will be considered by the Education Manager. Students may only defer a course once and will have to recommence the course.

Study Leave

Deferrals will not be granted due to time constraints. Students and employers need to consider the time required for study prior to enrolment. Students and employers should also consider paid study leave and any support provided by the Commonwealth Government.

Relationship with College and Student

The education relationship is between the College and the individual student. The College is unable to share information about individual students including with an employer.

Replacing Students by an Employer

Where an organisation is paying the course fee and the student leaves the employment of the organisation:

  • Prior to the course commencement date, the employer may replace a student.
  • After the course commencement date and within 30 days, the employer may replace a student. Students may only be changed once and the new student will have to recommence the course.
  • After 30 days from the course commencement date, a replacement will not be considered and an enrolled student will not be removed from a course. Any issues regarding the course fee will be between the student and the organisation.

Other Online Education Courses

ACIPC hosts a range of online education courses. The following terms and conditions apply and any additions or variations to these terms and conditions will be listed on the course booking page.

Cancellation of an Enrolment prior to Course Commencement

If a student cannot commence a course and wishes to cancel their booking, the withdrawal must be advised by email prior to the commencement date.

  • If the withdrawal is received 30 days prior to the commencement date, a full refund will be issued.
  • If the withdrawal is received 14 days prior to the commencement date, a 50% refund will be issued or another student may attend or we may move your enrolment to a future course, subject to availability.
  • No refund will be provided within 14 days prior to the commencement date, another student may attend or we may move your enrolment to a future course, subject to availability.

Please email learning@acipc.org.au for assistance.

Deferring an Enrolment after the Course Commencement Date

After the course commencement date, if a student wishes to defer their enrolment due to extenuating circumstances impacting their study, the deferral request must be advised by email to learning@acipc.org.au. The deferral will be considered by the Education Manager. Students may only defer a course once and will have to recommence the course. A deferral request due to extenuating circumstances will only be considered within 30 days of the course commencement date.

Events

ACIPC hosts a range of face-to-face events, including networking functions, dinners, and professional development courses. The following terms and conditions apply to all events. Any additional terms and conditions or variations will be listed on the event booking page.

Insurance

Event fees do not include insurance of any kind. Registrants are advised to consider personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation, and personal possessions. ACIPC does not cover individuals against the cancellation or postponement of an event or for theft or damage to belongings.

Rescheduling and Cancellation of an Event by ACIPC

ACIPC reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or re-schedule events for any reason. The registration fee will be refunded if an event is cancelled by ACIPC or if the registered attendee cannot attend a rescheduled event. Refunds will be processed within 14 days via the same method of payment. ACIPC will not accept any liability for travel, accommodation, or any other costs incurred by registrants if an event is cancelled or rescheduled.

Replacement of an Attendee at a Face-to-Face Event

If a registered attendee cannot attend a face-to-face event, another person may attend the event in their place at no additional cost.

Cancellation of Attendance at a Face-to-Face Event

If a registered attendee cannot attend a face-to-face event and wishes to cancel their booking, the cancellation must be advised by email to office@acipc.org.au. If the cancellation is received 30 days before the event a full refund will be issued. If the cancellation is received 14 days before the event a 50% refund will be issued. No refund will be provided within 14 days prior to the event, but another attendee may attend.

ACIPC’s refund policy takes into account costs that are incurred in the planning of events and commitments made on behalf of the attendee prior to the actual event. These costs include venue hire, AV, food, beverages, etc. which are confirmed up to 30 days prior to each event and are non-refundable costs to ACIPC.

Non-Attendance

If a registered attendee fails to attend an event, the registration fee will not be refunded or allocated to another event.

Payments

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST unless otherwise stated.

Payment Options

Payment for each event and course is collected by credit card at the time of registration. Payments by Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Confirmations and Tax Invoices

A confirmation will be emailed when you submit a registration and a PDF Tax Invoice/Receipt will be attached.

Payments by Funds Transfer

ACIPC may offer the option to pay for specific events or courses by funds transfer. This will be noted on the event webpage if this payment option is available.

Payment Terms

Our standard payment terms are 30 days. For education courses, all course fees need to be paid 30 days prior to the course commencement date. If payment is not received 30 days prior, your enrolment will be moved to a future course, subject to availability.

Disclaimers

The opinions presented during ACIPC courses and events are those of the presenters or facilitators. By registering for an ACIPC course, the registrant takes sole responsibility for the use of any information provided at the course. ACIPC reserves the right to alter courses and course content as circumstances require. Presentation at an ACIPC event does not necessarily constitute endorsement by ACIPC.