Alliance Française de Sydney (AFS) is the most renowned and reputable French learning centre in Sydney, boasting 120 years of experience in teaching French. AFS offers a wide range of French courses and services for all levels and ages at its Sydney CBD and Chatswood locations, including a Media Centre and cultural events.
These Course Terms and Conditions (Terms) will remain applicable until AFS notifies the Student of their amendment.
1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
In these Terms, unless the context requires otherwise:
In these Terms, unless the context requires otherwise:
is a reference to the body which replaces it or which substantially succeeds to its powers or functions.
2.1 These Terms will apply to any Student who enrols in a Course and agrees to be bound by these Terms.
2.2 By agreeing to be bound by these Terms, the Student agrees that a Course may be provided, at the sole discretion of AFS:
3.1 A Student will enrol in a Course by completing an Enrolment Form and agreeing to be bound by these Terms.
3.2 Upon a Student enrolling in a Course, AFS will issue him or her with:
4.1 Any Student who is not enrolling in a “beginner” Course must take an assessment test (which is conducted by telephone) at the time of their enrolment so that AFS may assess their proficiency in French.
4.2 AFS will then allocate the Student to the Course that best corresponds to the Student’s language level and needs.
4.3 A Student does not have the right to choose a particular teacher.
4.4 Any change of Course requires the approval of the teacher.
4.5 Each Course will have a maximum of 16 students.
4.6 AFS reserves the right at its entire discretion to cancel a Course by written notice to the Student. In the event of a cancellation, AFS will offer the Student the choice of either:
4.7 AFS reserves the right to change teachers during a Course.
5. COURSE FEES
5.1 Payment of Course Fees
5.2 Late enrolments
|Week of Enrolment
|Week 2:||no discount|
|Week 3 or later||The Student may be granted a discount at the sole discretion of AFS|
6.1 Subject to clause 6.2, a Student will only be entitled to a refund of Course Fees if the Student cancels their enrolment 5 Business Days or more before the Course commencement date.
6.2 A Student will only be entitled to a refund of Course Fees if he or she cancels their enrolment less than 5 Business Days before the Course commencement date if the Student satisfies AFS that special circumstances exist, such as:
6.3 Any refund is at the sole discretion of AFS.
6.4 AFS will charge an administration fee of $80 in relation to any cancellation, which (where applicable) will be deductible from any refund payable under this clause 6.
6.5 The Student may, if he or she wishes, request that any refund be retained by AFS as a credit towards a future Course, in which case the credit must be used within 12 months.
7.1 In this clause input tax credit, recipient, supplier, tax invoice and taxable supply have the meanings set out in the GST Act.
7.2 A recipient of a taxable supply made under the Agreement must pay to the supplier, in addition to the consideration for the taxable supply, any GST paid or payable by the supplier in respect of the taxable supply.
7.3 The recipient must pay the GST to the supplier:
7.4 A party’s obligation to reimburse another party for an amount paid or payable to a third party (eg a party’s obligation to pay another party’s legal costs) includes GST on the amount paid or payable to the third party except to the extent that the party being reimbursed is entitled to claim an input tax credit for that GST.
8. EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS
8.1 AFS is accredited as an official examination centre by:
8.2 AFS conducts the following examinations:
8.3 To pass either the DELF or the DALF, a candidate must pass each of the 4 core competencies (written and oral expression and comprehension) to obtain the Diploma, which is valid for life.
8.4 The official language test administered by AFS is the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF).
8.5 Candidates are delivered a percentage result based on the 4 core competencies (written and oral expression and comprehension).
8.6 A test is only valid for a limited period, usually between 6 months to one year.
8.7 A candidate will not be permitted to sit an examination until they have paid in full all amounts payable under this Agreement.
8.8 If a Student fails an examination, they will not be entitled to a refund of any amount payable under this Agreement.
8.9 No refund, credit note or deferral will be granted after the session registration closing date. Transfers to other candidates are not possible.
9.1 Textbooks are not included as part of the Course Materials and must be purchased separately.
9.2 AFS will make available for sale at its Sydney CBD branch the textbooks used in its Courses.
9.3 AFS will not accept the return of any textbooks and will not refund the price of any textbooks purchased from AFS.
10. E-TUITION ACCESS
10.1 In order to be able to access E-Tuition, the Student must ensure that he or she has access to the following:
so that the Student can attend online meetings, see and hear the teacher and participate in classes;
b. the ‘AF My Portal’ platform so that the Student can:
c. an online French keyboard that will assist the Student with written work and typing accented characters.
10.2 Upon receipt of the Course Fees, AFS will:
11. E-TUITION MATERIALS, ACCESS AND ASSESSMENT
11.1 E-Tuition Materials are supplied in an online environment, unless otherwise stated in the Course description, and are available for viewing online and may not be either downloaded or copied unless the Student is instructed to do so by AFS.
11.2 The content of the E-Tuition Materials, including copyright and all other such intellectual property rights contained therein, remains the exclusive property of AFS. The Student will not reproduce any part of the E-Tuition Materials without the prior written consent of AFS.
11.3 E-Tuition Materials are personal to the Student and the Student is prohibited to either sell or give or transfer the E-Tuition Materials to any other person or organisation who is not the Student.
11.4 E-Tuition Materials and E-Tuition content are subject to change at AFS’ sole discretion.
11.5 The Student acknowledges that the E-Tuition Materials may occasionally be inaccessible for technical reasons or during scheduled maintenance or for any other reason outside AFS’ control.
12. STUDENT OBLIGATIONS
The Student must:
13.1 AFS will only use a Student’s ‘personal information’ (as that term is defined in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)) :
13.2 AFS will use its best efforts to keep any personal information of a Student secure and to ensure that any of its employees or agents who have access to information about the Student do not make any unauthorised use, modification, reproduction or disclosure of that information.
13.3 AFS will only disclose a Student’s information:
13.4 Information provided by the Student is considered confidential and will not be divulged to any third party, nor will it be sold.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
14.1 To the extent permitted by law, AFS hereby excludes any liability to the Student in contract, tort, statute or in any other way for any injury, damage or loss of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, any liability for direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damage), sustained by the Student or any other person, or for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by the Student, arising from or in connection with the Student’s E-Tuition enrolment and any act or omission of AFS.
14.2 To the extent permitted by law, the Student indemnifies and keeps indemnified AFS for any loss and damage suffered by AFS by or as a consequence of this enrolment to E-Tuition.
14.3 The Student acknowledges that, although it will endeavour to do its best, AFS does not warrant that the Student’s
improvement in French as a result of E-Tuition.
15.1 Service of Notices
A notice or other communication required or permitted to be given by one party to another must be in writing and:
b. sent by email to the email address of the addressee.
15.2 Addresses for Service
The address and email address of each party for the purpose of service of notices is the address and email address specified in this Agreement.
A notice or other communication is taken to have been given (unless otherwise proved):
15.4 Change of Address for Service
A party may change its address for service by giving notice of that change in writing to the other parties.
16.2 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
16.3 Force Majeure
Neither party shall be liable for any delay in meeting or for any failure to meet its obligations under this Agreement due to any cause outside its reasonable control. If a party is prevented from meeting its obligations under this Agreement due to circumstances beyond its control, it shall notify the other party of the circumstances and the other party shall grant a reasonable extension of time for the performance of the obligations.
16.4 Further Assurance
Each party will from time to time do all things (including executing all documents) necessary or desirable to give full effect to this Agreement.
No provision of this Agreement may be varied except in writing signed by both parties.
16.7 Whole Agreement
This Agreement embodies the whole agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes any and all oral and written negotiations and communications by or on behalf of any of them.
16.7 Rights Not Affected by Failure to Enforce
The failure of either party at any time to enforce any of the provisions of this document or any rights in respect hereto or to exercise any election herein provided will not be a waiver of such provisions, rights or elections or affect the validity of this document.
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