Cancellations, Refunds and Deferments

Please read the terms and conditions before registering for any course.

Four Week Unlocking Creativity Course - Live

Places only guaranteed when full payment is received. A $50 cancellation fee will apply up to seven days before course commencement. No refunds will apply seven days from course commencement, however you may defer to another Unlocking Creativity Course at no extra charge. Deferment requests received 48 hours or less before course commencement will incur a $160 Deferral fee. We cannot accept responsibility for any changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. We reserve the right to cancel or change class dates if necessary.

Four Week Unlocking Creativity Course - Online

Places are only guaranteed when full payment is received. A full refund will apply for cancellations up until seven days before course commencement. No refunds apply seven days from course commencement, however you may defer to another Unlocking Creativity Online Course at no extra charge. Deferment requests received 48 hours or less before course commencement will incur a $160 Deferral fee. Unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. In special circumstances deferring to another course after course commencement will incur a $160 Deferral fee. We reserve the right to change course dates if necessary.

Six Week Character & Critique Short Story Course, Genre Course and Writers' Gym

Six Week Courses: Places are only guaranteed when full payment is received. A full refund will apply for cancellations up until seven days before course commencement. No refunds apply seven days from course commencement, however you may defer to another Six Week Course at no extra charge. Deferment requests received 48 hours or less before course commencement will incur a $160 Deferral fee. Unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. In special circumstances deferring to another course after course commencement will incur a $160 Deferral fee. We reserve the right to change course dates if necessary.

All 10 Month Novel and Script First Draft Courses - Online

Please Note: If you have enrolled for the 10 Month Course and after completing Unlocking Creativity your tutor, Roland and Kathleen feel that you are not ready or suitable for the longer course, we will recommend that you either repeat the UC and go into the next N&S Course or we will provide you with a refund for the N&S course only.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for any changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. A cancellation fee of $150 will apply to cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement. If you received a complimentary Unlocking Creativity Course upon registering, the value of your Unlocking Creativity Course will be deducted for all cancellations and a cancellation fee will also apply, if 14 days or less before course commencement. Once the course has begun, there will be no refunds. If you have chosen to pay by instalments you have signed on for a 10 Month course and all instalments will continue to be deducted whether you continue in the course or not. Please note that deferments or extensions may be granted in special circumstances and by prior arrangement only.

All 10 Month Novel and Script First Draft Courses - Live

Please Note: If you have enrolled for the 10 Month Course and after Unlocking Creativity, Roland and Kathleen feel that you are not ready or suitable for the longer course, we will recommend you either repeat the UC again and go into the next N&S Course or we will provide you with a refund for the N&S course only.

The Ten Month Novel and Script First Draft Course: September 17, 2016

Terms and Conditions: An admin fee of $150 will apply for cancellations to July 17, 2016. From July 18 there will be a $595 cancellation fee up until August 16. From August 17, no refunds will apply unless there is someone to take your place and a cancellation fee of $595 will apply. However, you may defer to another course. After course commencement, there are no refunds or deferments but you may continue to do the course online. Unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for any changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. If you have chosen to pay by instalments, you have signed on for a 10 Month course and your instalments will be deducted as per the above terms and conditions. Please note instalments will continue to be deducted if you leave the course. We reserve the right to cancel or change class dates if necessary. 

The Ten Month Novel and Script First Draft Course: March 11, 2017

Terms and Conditions: An admin fee of $150 will apply for cancellations up to January 11, 2017. From January 12 there will be a $595 cancellation fee up until February 12. From February 13, no refunds will apply unless there is someone to take your place and a cancellation fee of $595 will apply. However, you may defer to another course. After course commencement, there are no refunds or deferments but you may continue to do the course online. Unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for any changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. If you have chosen to pay by instalments, you have signed on for a 10 Month course and your instalments will be deducted as per the above terms and conditions. Please note instalments will continue to be deducted if you leave the course. We reserve the right to cancel or change class dates if necessary.

The Ten Month Novel and Script First Draft Course: September 9, 2017

An admin fee of $150 will apply for cancellations up to July 9, 2017. From July 10 there will be a $595 cancellation fee up until August 10. From August 11, no refunds will apply unless there is someone to take your place and a cancellation fee of $595 will apply. However, you may defer to another course. After course commencement, there are no refunds or deferments but you may continue to do the course online. Unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for any changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. If you have chosen to pay by instalments, you have signed on for a 10 Month course and your instalments will be deducted as per the above terms and conditions. Please note instalments will continue to be deducted if you leave the course. We reserve the right to cancel or change class dates if necessary.

2nd & 3rd & 4th Draft Courses - Live and Online

Terms and Conditions: Your enrolment is only finalised when payment is received. No refunds can be made after two weeks before course commencement, however you may defer to the next course and a $150 fee may apply. Once your course commences there are no deferments or refunds. Please note that if you have chosen to pay by instalments, your instalments will continue to be deducted if you discontinue the course. We reserve the right to cancel or change course dates if necessary.

General Terms & Conditions

Our Website

All materials on our website are protected by copyright unless stated otherwise. You need our written permission to reproduce any materials on our site.

We accept no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions on the site. All information on our site is subject to change without notice.

We make no statement or representation or warranty in regards to the accuracy or completeness of information on our website.

We disclaim all responsibility and all liability whatsoever (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you might incur as a result of the information on our website being inaccurate or incomplete in any way, and for any reason.

We are not liable for any damages you suffer when you use our website, in particular, including direct, incidental, or indirect damages arising out of your use of our website.

We endeavour to keep our website free from any viruses or malware, however we are not responsible for any damage to your computer system which may arise in connection with your use of our website or any linked website.

Links to other sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement of the information contained at those sites. We accept no responsibility for material contained in any site that is linked to our website.

We will automatically update and upgrade the website from time to time. Updates are designed to improve our site and may take the form of enhanced functions or new modules. 

In return for an entitlement to use the site you expressly agree that you will not rely on any representation of any nature whatsoever said to be contained on the site for any purpose whatsoever.

Privacy

Personal Information – please do not post to Roland’s public blog if you don’t want to share your personal information publicly, as this is a publicly accessible area on the site.

The only private information collected by the Writers Studio is what you provide when you register for a course, for the purposes of course registration and undertaking a course.

We do not sell or share any private information with any other third-party for the purposes of selling their products or for the purposes of trading your private information and we never will knowingly do so, except where it is necessary to deliver the services you have requested.

Posting on our site

You must not post any threatening, libellous, defamatory, or pornographic materials to our site or contrary to the law. Nor any materials with direct and specific threats of violence against others.

Nevertheless, we take no responsibility and assume no liability for the content of posts submitted in regards to defamation, libel, slander, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography, or profanity that you might encounter on our site.

We will endeavour to remove any offensive material from our site as soon as we become aware of it.

Intellectual Property Rights

We claim no intellectual property rights over materials that you submit or post to our website, our writing forums and boards.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for the content of material that you post to our website, our forums and our boards including its compliance with all relevant laws, its originality and its copyright.

Saving a copy of your work

We take no responsibility and assume no liability for retaining copies of your work. Please ensure that you keep copies of all work that you post to our forums and writing boards.

Jurisdiction

Our terms and conditions are in accordance with the laws of NSW (New South Wales) and any claim which arise out of our terms and conditions will be heard in NSW and you agree to this.