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Terms and Conditions

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  1. Open Conservatorium includes Early Childhood Music and Young Conservatorium.
  2. Fees are payable annually or quarterly, depending on programs enrolled.
  3. Students enrolled in individual tuition, or three or more activities at the Young Conservatorium may request the overall yearly fee be structured across four terms of the Young Conservatorium Calendar. Students who have outstanding fees in a term may not be permitted to continue.
  4. Early Childhood, Young Beginner, Developing Musician, Individual Tuition, Ensemble and other class fees are paid per annum prior to commencement. Full payment of fees are due at the time and in accordance with your acceptance of program offer correspondence.
  5. In special cases, e.g. financial hardship, and at the discretion of the Open Conservatorium Manager, a payment plan in instalments may be devised to assist with payments.
  6. Individual tuition is paid quarterly with due dates for payments stipulated in Open Conservatorium’s correspondence confirming acceptance of your individual tuition.
  7. Individual tuition fees will be pro-rata as per the Young Conservatorium Calendar weeks. Term 1 (7 weeks), Term 2 (9 weeks), Term 3 (9 weeks), Term 4 (5 weeks).
  8. Early Childhood Music (ECM) students: A sibling discount of $50 per annum is awarded for each child enrolled after the first sibling enrolment in the same year in the ECM program.
  9. Refunds will generally not be given for withdrawals from Open Conservatorium activities. No refunds will be given for failure to attend. Refunds will only be made without a service fee where classes are discontinued due to insufficient enrolments. No replacement lessons will be provided or credit given to students who fail to attend Early Childhood Music or other classes/group/ensemble activities.
  10. Individual tuition students must give 24 hours notice if they will not be attending lessons; otherwise teachers will not be obliged to provide make up lessons. Where the required notice is not given, any refunds or credits will not be given for tuition.
  11. A student is not permitted to commence enrolment if annual fees are not paid for the year in advance. A student is not permitted to re-enrol if the individual tuition fee or agreed quarterly fee is in arrears.
  12. Withdrawal from any program after your acceptance for any reason other than certified medical grounds will result in the forfeit of fees.
  13. The Open Conservatorium reserves the right to:
    1. decline or cancel any enrolment in any of its courses; to cancel classes at any time; and to change the teacher for any tuition at any time;
    2. alter details of any Open Conservatorium program; and
    3. exclude a student from any program who, in its sole opinion, places the safety or rights of others, or who appears to have rejected the reasonable controls placed upon them by the management and staff of a program. In this circumstance, students excluded from any program will not receive a refund for any fees paid.
  14. The Open Conservatorium reserves absolute rights and permission to use, reproduce, copy, exhibit, or distribute any videotape, audiotape, photographs, or computer files in which an Open Conservatorium student may be included for use in Griffith University publications, publicity material, or any other such educational purpose.
  15. Prices in the application proforma are inclusive of GST but are subject to change at any time.
  16. Students accepted and enrolled in either Wind Orchestra or String Orchestra, are eligible for a full scholarship, subject to a successful audition and acceptance, for Symphony Orchestra. Students not enrolled in Wind Orchestra or String Orchestra but accepted into Symphony Orchestra will be required to pay all relevant fees,  subject to scholarship terms.
  17. All staff of Open Conservatorium are subject to Griffith University’s policies and procedures (including Open Conservatorium’s Risk Management Strategy) and this may result in issues relating to students being dealt with pursuant to these policies and procedures.
  18. Griffith University collects, stores and uses personal information only for the purposes of administering Open Conservatorium. The personal information collected is confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except to meet government, legal or other regulatory authority requirements. For further information consult the University’s Privacy Plan at
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