IMPORTANT NOTE: These Terms and Conditions apply to the purchase of the services listed on the Pearson Academy website unless otherwise noted.

These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice and are in addition to the Terms of Website Use.  

1.    ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

Pearson Academy is a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd ABN 40 004245 943 of 707 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008 (“Pearson”, “we” or “us”). 

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the term “Customer”, “you” or “your” used throughout shall mean any organisation, school, agency, company or individual, whether public or private, purchasing any Pearson services.

Sale of Pearson’s services and the purchase and use of those services by you are conditional upon acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to these Terms and Conditions.  If you refuse to accept these Terms and Conditions, you will not be able to order any services from our website. 

2.    PRICES

All prices for our workshops, seminars, conferences, courses or any other events provided by us are set out on our website and are inclusive of GST but exclusive of shipping and handling charges.  Pearson reserves the right to vary its prices. 

For the avoidance of doubt, any travel and/or accommodation costs associated with attending our workshops, seminars, conferences, courses or any other events provided by us is at your own costs and is in addition to the prices provided on Pearson’s website.  

3.    PAYMENT TERMS

You will be required to pay for your order: 

  1. by making a payment via credit or debit card or online banking  at the time of online ordering; or 
  2. if you are placing an order on behalf of an educational institution or business or you have a pre-existing ecommerce trading account with us you may use your trading account and payment must be made in accordance with our trading account terms. 

Unless otherwise agreed with us, you will ensure that we receive payment no later than 2 days prior to the date of specific workshop, seminar, conference, course or event. 

4.    BOOKING TERMS

Our website check out pages will guide you through the steps you need to take to place an order with us.  Our order process allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting your order to us.  Please take the time to read and check your order at each page of the order process.  By placing an order, you confirm that the details contained in the order are correct in all respects. 

After you place an order and we receive your payment we will send you a confirmation email that your order and payment has been accepted. 

5.    CANCELLATION AND SUBSTITUTION POLICY

Pearson reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, change the date, change course content, discontinue courses, limit class size of any particular workshop, seminar, conference, course or event, including (but not limited to) if minimum numbers have not been met.  In the event a specific workshop, seminar, conference, course or event is cancelled, you will be contacted by us to arrange a transfer to an alternative workshop, seminar, conference, course or event date or alternatively a full refund of the service cost is available upon request.

You may cancel or alter your booking 14 or more workings days prior to the event. In this case we may arrange a transfer to an alternative workshop, seminar, conference, course or event date or alternatively a full refund of the service cost is available upon request.

If you cancel your booking within 14 days from the date of your scheduled workshop, seminar, conference, course or event, unless otherwise agreed with us, you are not entitled to a refund.

You are not entitled to a refund in the event you do not attend your booked workshop, seminar, conference, course or event.  
Should you be unable to attend, you are entitled to arrange for a substitute delegate to attend in your place, at no additional cost. 

6.    COURSE PREREQUISITES

Each attendee must meet the prerequisites specified for the course they wish to attend. For the avoidance of doubt, it is your responsibility to ensure that you or your delegates meet the course prerequisites.  It is also your responsibility to ensure that the course booked is suitable for your own purposes and needs. 

7.    ACCREDITATION COURSES 

If any workshop, seminar, conference, course or event is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development or a recognised course that provides you with a certification in a particular subject, programme or assessment, successful completion of assessments are governed by any applicable rules in relation to the accreditation.

8.    SECURITY 

Your transactions with us will be undertaken using extremely tight security measures. Our website checkout uses 128-bit Secure Socket Layer protocol and DigiCert certificates. We have excellent firewall and virus protection to prevent transaction eavesdropping or data tampering.

9.    OUR LIABILITY

To the fullest extent permitted by law, Pearson shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions.  Pearson’s total liability to you in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the amount paid by you for the services. 

10.    PRIVACY  

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be found http://www.pearsonacademy.com.au/privacy-policy.  By using our website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

11.    LINKS

You may link to our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.  We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. 

12.    EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL

We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations pursuant to these Terms and Conditions that is caused by strike, fire, flood, governmental acts or orders or restrictions, failure of suppliers or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond our reasonable control.  In such circumstances, we shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of time for performing our obligations. 

13.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES

All notices given by you to us must be in writing and addressed to The Legal Counsel, Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd at 707 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008. 

14.    TRADEMARKS

Pearson products are protected by various intellectual property laws including copyright and trademark.  Any unauthorised use of Pearson’s intellectual property is strictly prohibited. 

15.    GENERAL PROVISIONS

Entire Agreement: These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of Pearson which is not set out in these Terms and Conditions.

Variations: We may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. 

Severability: If any of these Terms and Conditions are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Waiver: If we fail to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under any of these Terms and Conditions, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.  A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.  

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law: These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws applicable in the State of Victoria. The parties irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria.

Changes to these Terms and Conditions: We may amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. These Terms and Conditions were most recently updated on 12 May 2015. Every time you order a service from us, the terms and conditions in force at the time of your order will apply to the contract between you and us.