Practitioner Program T&C's


Terms & Conditions

Enrolment Terms And Conditions

  • To reserve your place in a course, fees must be paid as outlined by Animal Talk. For a short course, this may require payment in full and for longer courses, a deposit will be required followed by monthly instalment payments (or as negotiated). Late enrolments are accepted in some circumstances where places are available.
  • In common with other educational institutions, fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless a course, module or workshop is cancelled by the Institute. 
  • Choose your courses carefully as unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for changes in your personal circumstances or work commitments which occur after the commencement of your course or module. Any course fees outstanding are still due and payable.  The practitioner course is a 12month 12 module course + Fortnightly live coaching. 
  • Please note that there are maximum periods of study for each module and the course. Exceeding the agreed period of study may incur an 'extension of time' fee. Please note that in multi-modular programs progression to further modules is based on the satisfactory completion of prior modules, i.e. progression is sequential. We reserve the right to delay progression in your course if your fees are not paid or up to date. Transfer between different courses is not an option in normal circumstances..
  • If you are unable to complete the course due to illness or extenuating circumstances. We offer a Leave of Absence/Deferral option and a Course Extension of Time option with applicable fees. It is your responsibility to alert us if you require either of these. Once you submit your application, you will be contacted by Animal Talk before applying and paying.
  • Leave of Absence/Deferral: If you wish to defer your studies or take a 'leave of absence', you need to notify Animal Talk in writing. The term ‘deferment’ applies to suspending your course access for a period of time of up to one year (negotiable based on circumstances). You may be asked for documentary evidence to support your deferral request. Routinely, a 'leave of absence' due to family or work commitments will be granted for up to three months without a requirement for documentary evidence. We rely on professional honesty in this process. ‘Leave of absence’ is limited to three months per year, unless negotiated with Animal Talk. During a deferral or ‘leave of absence’ you will no longer have access to your course. The period of deferment or ‘leave of absence’ is not included in the overall time taken for course completion. If you are paying for your course by instalments, you must continue your payments during this period.
  • Course Extension of Time: There are maximum periods of study for the program. Exceeding the agreed period of study may incur an 'extension of time' fee. For any course an extension may be granted up to or equal to the maximum period of study for that particular course (for example, the program with twelve months maximum access you may apply for extensions of no more than twelve months in total). If your course is not completed within these absolute limits, you may be required to re-enrol into the course and pay the full fee. We reserve the right to withdraw students who do not complete their courses within these time frames. Under special circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for a ‘course extension of time’ (and still be able to access your studies) and be granted an additional three months of study upon written application if you become seriously ill, are a victim of a crime, suffer hardship or trauma. Supporting documentation must accompany the written application. Upon approval, the following extension fees apply. Note that if you are residing in Australia these do not include GST and the fees are $110, $330, $660 and $1320 respectively:

    1. One month extension - $100/mth

    2. Three month extension - $300 

    3. Six month extension - $600 

    4. One year extension - $1200 

  • To assist your budget, we do have flexible payment plans. 

  • The Institute reserves the right to vary the course structure, teaching staff, fees or class schedule at any time. It is at the Institute’s discretion to discontinue offering a course or module as deemed necessary.  The Institute reserves the right to refuse any enrolment as permitted by law. Animal Talk reserves the right to remove a student from the program if it is deemed not in the program's, other participants or the student's best interests.  No disrespect or abuse to Animal Talk faculty or participants will be tolerated. 

    Certification requirements must be completed in full as outlined by Animal Talk. Once certified,  registration($495) and 24 hours CPD(Continual Professional Development) as outlined by Animal Talk must be completed annually to hold Certification. Certification can be completed up to and including 3mths after the final module of the 12 month program and a Certification Certificate given.  Once certified you will be listed on the official Practitioner Page of the institute as fully accredited. If you choose not to complete certification requirements you will have finished your 12 months access to the program  but no certificate or endorsement will be offered.

  • By enrolling in an Animal Talk Institute course or module, you agree to be bound by these Enrolment Terms and Conditions and the Institute Policies.
  • Animal Talk reserves the right to amend these conditions at any time.

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