Student Fee Policy
Student Fees Policy
Anatomy Academy (Anatomy by Dissection Pty Ltd) sets student tuition fees for students eligible to study its Award Courses, Non-Award units and Professional Development (PD) units and courses.
Aims and Objectives
- This policy relates to student tuition fees and identifies the requirements and arrangements for:
- Anatomy Academy to administer these fees
- Students to pay these fees
- Anatomy Academy to issue refunds
- This policy applies to both commencing and continuing fee-paying students.
- Student fees are calculated based on students’ enrolment in a program or unit or units of study.
- Anatomy Academy is committed to assisting and guiding students in understanding their tuition fees and payment options. In addition to this policy, additional information will be made available and accessible where appropriate and as requested.
- For the purpose of this policy: a. Census date: is the official deadline for students of Anatomy Academy to finalise their enrolment and fees for each teaching session. It is a pivotal date which must be met in order to avoid academic and/or financial penalties in relation to aspects including enrolment, deferral, withdrawal, payment of fees, and student records. Typically, this date is set 7 days in advance of the start of the course, workshop or unit. If we have nominated an approved census date this will be noted as well as dates for courses and units are published on the Anatomy Academy website.
- Tuition Fees: Unless otherwise stated, fees include:
- study materials (including access to online materials)
- workshops as appropriate
- web forums as appropriate
- face-to-face teaching as appropriate
- tutorials (face-to-face or online)
- reading or library resources
- Information concerning tuition fees is available on the Anatomy Academy website.
- Students will receive an order confirmation and tuition fees upon enrolment. Acknowledgement of the terms of this Student Fee Policy is a condition of enrolment.
- It is the student’s personal responsibility to check the information in the order confirmation and notify the Anatomy Academy team of any errors or omissions.
- Fees are payable prior to the approved census date for the relevant course. Each unit or course has an approved census date which is published on the Anatomy Academy website.
- All student fee liabilities are recorded on our student management system.
- Anatomy Academy (Anatomy by Dissection Pty Ltd) reserves the right to vary arrangements, courses and units at any time without notice and at its discretion. Varied arrangements, courses and units will aim to keep disruption to students to a minimum. Students should contact Anatomy Academy or view its website for up-to-date information.
- Anatomy Academy reviews tuition fees on an annual basis for all fee paying courses and may increase these fees over the period of enrolment. Any fee increases will be effective from 1 January of each calendar year and will apply to all fee-paying students irrespective of the date of enrolment in that calendar year.
Issue and Payment of Invoices
- It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that fees are paid on or before the census date.
- In the case of third party invoicing, such as an employer paying a staff member’s tuition fees, the student is required to provide a guarantee of payment from the third party on a unit or course basis and liaise with the third party as required to ensure timely payment of fees.
- Anatomy Academy will not grant extensions to students for the payment of fees (except in extenuating circumstances). In the event of failure to pay, students with outstanding fees who have received notification of the amount(s) owing may be liable to sanctions for non-payment of fees. Outstanding fees owing may be referred to a debt collection agency for recovery action. Students will be liable for any recovery costs incurred, including any late payment fees prescribed by the debt collection agency.
Sanctions for Non-payment of Fees
- Anatomy Academy reserves the right to apply sanctions to students with debts to Anatomy Academy which may include any or all the following: a. results will not be issued b. academic documents or records will not be provided c. enrolment in the course may be cancelled in cases where a student either fails to pay fees or to meet the conditions of a payment plan, and is also enrolled in units in a subsequent courses/workshops/training. Anatomy Academy reserves the right to withdraw the student from those units
- graduation will not be finalised e. access to Anatomy Academy facilities and services including resources/library and information technology resources will be withheld.
Withdrawal from a unit or course – General provisions
- Notification of a student’s intention to withdraw either before or after the commencement of a unit/course
must be made in accordance with the Anatomy Academy Policy.
- Students are entitled to a full refund for withdrawals on or before the census date. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of the census date to which the withdrawal applies. No refund will be given for withdrawals from a unit/course beyond the census date unless there are extenuating circumstances.
- A student’s failure to inform Anatomy Academy in writing of the student’s intention to withdraw from a unit/course on or before the census date will lead to the student being liable for the respective unit/course fee.
- Where a student is dissatisfied with any decision made by Anatomy Academy in relation to an application for a fee refund or adjustment, the student may seek a review of the decision.
- Anatomy Academy may, at its absolute discretion, vary the manner in which it applies these student fee liabilities, refunds and adjustment policies in individual cases where a student claims that extenuating circumstances apply. Approval is by the Chief Education Offer, Director.
- Extenuating circumstances are events or circumstances which: a. are beyond the person’s control, i.e. the person is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for the situation. These events or circumstances must be unusual, uncommon or abnormal; and b. must not make the full impact on the person until on or after the census date where the situation occurred: i. before the census date, but worsened after that day; or ii. before the census date, but the full effect or magnitude does not become apparent on or before that day; or
- on or after the census date; and c. where the outcome has made it impracticable for the student to complete the course requirements; and they were unable to: i. undertake the necessary private study required, or attend sufficient lectures, tutorials or meet other attendance requirements in order to meet the requirements; or ii. complete the required assessable work; or iii. complete other course requirements because of their inability to meet the above.
- Students will need to prove their claim for extenuating circumstances by providing appropriate independent supporting documentation. Anatomy Academy will not approach doctors, hospitals, police, etc. to obtain documentation on behalf of the student. Anatomy Academy may seek verification from these agencies that a presented certificate was issued to the student.
- In the event that Anatomy Academy ceases for any reason to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled, the student will be given the option of either an offer of a place in a similar course of study with an alternative Higher Education Provider, without any requirement to pay the alternative provider tuition fees for any replacement units; OR a refund of fees already paid to Anatomy Academy for any unit of study commenced but not completed because Anatomy Academy has ceased to provide the course of study.
Roles and Responsibilities
- It is the responsibility of the student to inform Anatomy Academy in writing of a change in personal and contact details within 7 days of such change. If this written advice is not received, Anatomy Academy will not accept responsibility for correspondence that does not reach the recipient.
- It is always the responsibility of the student to act in a professional manner, and show all patients, staff, visitor other students and contractors of Anatomy Academy (Anatomy by Dissection Pty Ltd) due respect. Anatomy Academy has a Zero Tolerance in this regard.
- It is always the responsibility of the student to act in a respectful and reverent manner when working with specimens. Anatomy Academy has a Zero Tolerance in this regard.