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Membership Terms and Conditions

1. Agreement

a. This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions of membership in the Sydney Community College (SCC) Membership Program.
b. Subject to clause 2, you acknowledge and agree that by signing this Agreement, you have entered into a legally binding agreement with SCC and are committed to membership for the Term.
c. You acknowledge and agree that you have read and understood this Agreement.
d. You have accepted this Agreement by electronically signing and submitting your application form online on the SCC website.
e. Your Membership will commence when you have accepted this Agreement in accordance with clause 1(d) above, set up the Direct Debit Agreement and SCC confirms your Membership.

2. Cooling off Period

a. You may cancel your Membership in writing any time before 5pm on the seventh day following the commencement of your Membership provided you have not attended any courses or sessions.
b. If you exercise your cooling-off rights under clause 2(a), SCC will calculate the cost of any courses you have attended less the Membership Fee already paid by you, and charge you the difference, or provide you with a refund. Please allow up to 10 working days for the refund to the processed.

3. Access to courses

a. In consideration of payment of the Membership Fee by you, SCC will provide you and you alone, with unlimited access to their classes (based on your level of Membership) for the Term.
b. SCC courses require a minimum number of students to proceed. SCC will send a courtesy reminder email to confirm the course is proceeding one day prior to the advertised class date. Should the class be cancelled or postponed, an email and sms will be sent two days before the start date in most but not all cases. If you do not receive the courtesy email or sms confirmation the day before the start date it is your responsibility to contact SCC to confirm the course is proceeding. Students may also login to their personal timetable from the front page of the SCC website. In the event the course is cancelled by SCC due to low enrolments, your enrolment will be moved over to the next scheduled class.
c. The advertised dates and times of courses may change without warning. If this is the case, all reasonable attempts will be made to contact you via SMS, email and telephone contact, however, confirmation of starting time and venue remains the responsibility of the student.

4. Your obligations

a. You agree to be bound and comply with the SCC general terms and conditions and policies published on the SCC website. Where any terms and conditions or policies are inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions will prevail.
b. You warrant that all information provided to SCC is complete and accurate.
c. You must maintain a current email address and mobile telephone number for the duration of the Membership as SCC will communicate with you via email or sms. You must notify SCC if your contact details change.
d. You must maintain the bank account that debits the Membership Fee for the duration of your Membership. You must notify SCC if your bank account details change and enter into a new Direct Debit Agreement.

5. Payment of your Membership

a. Membership Fees are payable in advance on the first working day of the month by direct debit. The first monthy payment will that proportion of the monthly fee calculated as monthly fee/30 x days remaining minus the application fee
b. In order to pay your Membership Fees by instalments via direct debit you:
(i) Must provide a completed and signed Direct Debit Agreement form;
(ii) Must pay your Membership Fee monthly in advance on the day specified in your Direct Debit Agreement form;
(iii) Must ensure that cleared funds are available in your nominated bank account to meet the direct debit payments;
(iv) Acknowledge and agree that the direct debit payments may be managed and debited on behalf of SCC by a third party billing agent, such as PaySmart Pty Ltd ABN 62 695 382 965 (“PaySmart”) and you agree to the PaySmart terms and conditions;
(v) Must complete and provide to SCC a new Direct Debit Agreement form within 7 days of any change to your banking details.
c. If you do not pay your Membership Fees by the due date then SCC may at its option withdraw your Membership and calculate the fee difference between the total cost of attended courses minus Membership Fees paid.

6. Termination of your Membership

a. Your Membership will terminate within 1 year from the date of purchase.
b. SCC will send out a reminder one month before expiry of your Membership asking if you want to continue your Membership to the next year.You must advise SCC if you wish to continue your Membership one month before the expiry of the Term and complete the online application form.
c. You may cancel your Membership at any time but any refunds of fees paid will be subject to the SCC Refunds policy ie by calculating the fee difference between the total cost of attended courses minus Membership Fees paid, or paying the remainder of your membership plan, whichever is lower, provided that there will be no refund where the value of the total Membership Fees paid is less than the value of attended classes/courses. However, generally there will be no refunds and you will only be entitled to a refund in special circumstance.
d. You acknowledge and agree that, except as otherwise set out in this Agreement or as required by law, all Membership Fees are non-refundable upon termination of your Membership and your failure to use your Membership to its fullest and/or attend classes does not warrant a refund of any type nor is SCC responsible for your lack of usage or otherwise of your Membership.
e. SCC reserves the right to terminate your Membership immediately by written notice in the event that you commit a serious breach of any terms and conditions of this Agreement or the SCC Policies and Terms & Conditions.

7. General Provisions

a. This Agreement is governed by the laws of New South Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales and the Commonwealth of Australia.
b. You must not assign your rights and obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of SCC, which consent may be given or withheld, or given on conditions, in the absolute discretion of SCC.
c. Membership is not tranferable. You may not enrol another student using your membership

8. Definitions

a. “Agreement” means these Membership Terms and Conditions;
b. “Direct Debit Agreement” means the direct debit agreement referred to in clause 5(b) of this Agreement;
c. “Gold Member” means you and you alone have unlimited access to all classes during a period of 1 year at the then applicable Membership Fee;
d. “Membership” means your membership in the SCC membership program as a Gold Member or Silver Member;
e. “Membership Fee” means the fees payable by you to join and participate in the Membership;
f. “Silver Member” means you have 6 months unlimited access to all eligible classes distinguished with a silver tag on the website, generally under the $199.00 individual price per courses, excluding tennis and some cooking classes, during a six month period at the then applicable Membership Fee;
g. “Term” means 12 months for a Gold Member and 6 months for a Sliver Member commencing from the date your Membership starts.

Last reviewed: July 2020

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