Welcome to the Academy of Permaculture website (“the Site”), which is owned and operated by Academy of Permaculture Australia.

These terms and conditions are important. Please read them carefully. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Since you are bound by these Terms of Use, you should periodically refer to this web document to monitor changes.

Upon enrolling in a course with Academy of Permaculture, you (“the Student”) are entering a legal agreement under common law, in which you agree to abide by the conditions of enrolment (including meeting stated payments), in exchange for the service offered by Academy of Permaculture during the course enrolment. The terms and conditions are subject to the jurisdiction to the laws of Australia.
These Terms and Conditions form the agreement between Academy of Permaculture and the Student.  It is the Student’s responsibility to fully read, understand and agree to all Enrolment Terms & Conditions, Privacy Statement and Fees & Charges upon enrolment.  By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Statement on the enrolment form, the Student confirms they possess a full understanding of all Terms & Conditions, and willingly accepts all such terms.

Course Duration

Online Study Option:
Students will have a Maximum of 6 Months to complete these 20 hour Units of Study. This equates to 1 hour of study per week. Most Students finish the course in between 1 to 3 months.

Workshop Delivery:
Students enrolling to participate in a Workshop at our Latrobe Campus (Tasmania) can expect to complete the course over 2 (day or evening) workshops of 4 hours each.

Cancellation Policy
Students wishing to cancel their enrolment must submit notification of withdrawal in writing within 14 days of the confirmation of enrolment.
It is recommended students contact Academy of Permaculture within 24 hours of submitting a cancellation request to confirm receipt. Academy of Permaculture accepts no responsibility for and will not be liable for non-receipt of messages or transmissions. 

Refund Policy
Your completed enrolment form acts as confirmation of acceptance, and commitment to, paying all fees as stated on the enrolment form. Enrolments submitted electronically require a confirmation that the student has read and agreed to these Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy, and the Fees & Charges documentation online in order to submit and process the enrolment form. This action provides confirmation in lieu of a signature. In checking the appropriate box, the Student fully accepts Academy of Permaculture’s Terms and Conditions. 

Students are considered to have commenced their course from the date that course login details have been issued by Academy of Permaculture.

Refunds may be granted in the event an application is submitted within 14 days of confirmation of enrolment. The refunded cost will be less minimum AUD$75 Administration Fee per 20-hour module, plus postage & handling costs (where applicable). If course notes are required and have already been sent to the student, they must be returned before the refund can be processed. Failure to return course materials in a timely manner will result in the cancellation of all refund processes. In most cases all materials are supplied online.

In the event an assignment has already been submitted and returned, a refund will not be issued.

Deferments, Transfers, and Extensions
Deferments, Transfers and/or extensions are not available on 20 hour courses offered by Academy of Permaculture.

Age Restriction
Courses are generally intended for people over the age of 18; however in some circumstances, enrolments from younger people may be considered. In such cases, you should contact us before enrolling. 

Your Privacy

Academy of Permaculture is committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to maximize the services that we provide to you. We will get your permission before retaining any personal information about you.

Academy of Permaculture newsletters are used to communicate important developments to Academy of Permaculture students. It is recommended students remain subscribed to the student newsletter. 

In order to best protect the rights of our students and their personal data against cyber-attack, hacking and unlawful accessing of sensitive and confidential student records, IT IS HEREBY AGREED that all such records shall be confidentially destroyed within a period of one month to twelve months of cessation of student enrolment and to remove any doubt, Academy of Permaculture is irrevocably authorised to do so within such time frame. 

To comply with Australian and European law, we will maintain student records for the period of course enrolment.  
If you would like Academy of Permaculture to delete your information at any time (whether you are a customer or a prospective customer), please contact our privacy officer and we will process this us.  

Academy of Permaculture maintains strict online security measures. This is to ensure that our business is managed in accordance with worldwide legal developments and to protect against cyber-attack, hacking, and unlawful access of confidential records.

Every attempt is made to ensure all information provided by Academy of Permaculture is accurate, and that the Student has attained all competencies taught within a course, at the time of assessment. 

Graduated students are responsible for their use and maintenance of acquired competencies. Academy of Permaculture takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable, for any action or claim in connection with, or arising from any such information, instruction or advice, given by any student or ex-student. Academy of Permaculture takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the Student’s or ex-Student’s interpretation and/or misuse of materials.

All information, text, material, graphics, software and advertisements on the Site (“Content”) are protected by Australian and international copyright and trademark laws.

No courses, course materials and study notes are to be republished, sold, loaned or copied, or used in any way outside the pursuit of studying the course by the enrolled Student without explicit permission granted in writing by the Principal of Academy of Permaculture.

Access and Use of the Academy of Permaculture Website 
Use of, and access to the Academy of Permaculture website is conditional upon acceptance of and compliance with the following Terms of Use and the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in this document and elsewhere on the Site.

Your use of, and/or access to, the Site constitutes your agreement to the following:
As a condition of use of this website, you agree to not use the Site or its content and materials for any unlawful purpose, or in any ways prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. Academy of Permaculture gives no endorsement, accepts no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any third party links.

If you become aware of misuse of the Site by any person, please contact Academy of Permaculture with your concerns.