Terms of Use & Enrolment

Welcome to the website of the Academy of Continuing Professional Development in Education (ACPDE), Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University.


By accessing this website, you are agreeing to the terms of use and enrolment which are set out below and on the associated Privacy Policy page. Please note that from time to time Macquarie University may change these terms without notice. By continuing to access the website you are agreeing to these terms as they apply at the time of your access. Please make sure you check this page at any time you visit this website to ensure that you are aware of the terms that apply at the time. Access and use of this website is governed by the laws of the state of New South Wales, Australia.


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Macquarie University has taken care in creating the ACPDE website and offers the information on the website to you in good faith. However, the views and opinions expressed by any identified individuals or entities are not, and do not necessarily reflect, those of Macquarie University.

Macquarie University does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information or material on the ACPDE website. To the extend permitted by law Macquarie University excludes all representations and warranties (express or implied) as to:

  • the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or otherwise of any information contained or referred to on the website and/or any linked sites; and
  • the merchant ability or fitness for any particular purpose for any service or product contained or referred to on the website and/or any linked sites.
Macquarie University does not warrant or represent that:
  • the website, or the server that makes the site available are free of software bugs or viruses;
  • the functions contained in any software contained on the website will operate uninterrupted or are error free; or
  • errors or defects in the website will be corrected.
Macquarie University is not liable for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect) in connection with:
  • the use of this website its content or any material accessed through this website, 
  • you acting or failing to act, on any information contained in or referred to on the website and/or any of the linked websites; 
  • the transmission of any computer viruses or defects from using this website or any linked sites; or
  • using or acquiring, or your inability to use or acquire, any service or product contained or referred to on the website and/or any linked site, even if Macquarie University has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.
Where liability cannot be excluded under the, Australian Consumer Law the liability of Macquarie University is, at our option, limited to refunding the price of the relevant goods or service, supplying again the goods or service or replacing or repairing the goods.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property in relation to content on this site belongs to Macquarie University or its licensors. You obtain no interest in that intellectual property. All content on this site is protected by Australian and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not do anything which interferes with or breaches those laws or the intellectual property rights in the content.

You may download and view content or print a copy of material on this site for educational, non-commercial use provided you do not modify the content in any way (including any copyright notice). All rights not expressly granted under these terms of use are reserved by Macquarie University.

Course Enrolment Terms

Continuing Professional Development courses offered by the Macquarie University are designed to support learning for all educators. For teachers working in NSW schools attendance at all hours of a course is mandatory in order to receive accreditation.

Macquarie University reserves the right to alter any of the arrangements for courses as stated in this program, either before or during the course and this may include cancelling or terminating a course. All enrolees will be informed of any changes or cancellation.

Group discounts apply up to 20 business days prior to the course date.

Fee levels will be advertised in all course publicity. Note that our course fees include GST.

The close-off date for all course enrolments is 5 business days prior to course commencement.

For all courses, the minimum number of enrolments required for a course to proceed is advertised. If a course becomes full, we may be able to repeat the course if demand meets or exceeds these required numbers.

There is no guarantee that late enrolments will be accepted. If you want to enrol for a course after the closing date, email the Academy Administration at acpde@mq.edu.au or call Tel (02) 9850-9889

Enrolment Cancellations and Refund Policy for Individual Enrolments

Macquarie University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason and at any time after acceptance. We will endeavour to notify you of the cancellation as explained below. If we have already received your payment, we may provide a full refund depending on the circumstances of the cancellation as outlined below.

If you need to cancel your enrolment, please email the Academy Administration at acpde@mq.edu.au or call Tel (02) 9850-9889.

You can cancel the enrolment by providing no less than 10 business day notice prior the course start date to obtain a full refund less a $100 administration cancellation fee which will be deducted from the refund.

If you cancel with less than 10 business days from the course start date, your will forfeit the full course fee.

If you fail to attend the course you will forfeit the course fee.

If you cancel or fail to attend the course due to misadventure (serious illness, accident, emergency) you will be entitled to a full refund provided that an incident report (medical certificate, police report, etc) is emailed to acpde@mq.edu.au within 5 business days of the incident date.

Participants who enrol and commence a course but withdraw before completing it will forfeit the full course fee.

We reserve the right to cancel a course and will endeavour to notify you 5 business days prior to the course start day. If this is not possible we will advise you as soon as possible. In all cases where the University cancels a course you will receive a full refund.

We reserve the right to cancel your enrolment due to misbehaviour, policy breach or any other reason. If required by law you will receive a refund.

Any refunds due to you will be processed by EFT within 14 working days of the notice of cancellation.

Enrolment Cancellations and Refund Policy for Groups

Please email the Academy Administration acpde@mq.edu.au or call Tel (02) 9850-9889.