School Policies (2)
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- Fees must be paid by the due deadlines. Penalty fees will be charged for late payments.
- In order to comply with the 1989 Education Act all prepaid tuition fees are held on a trust account. Section 236A (1)(d) of the Education Act allows that any student that withdraws within the first 8 days of a course (that is longer than 3 months in duration) receives a total refund of their fees less an administration charge of $500.00 or 10%, whichever is the lesser. Students withdrawing before a course has started will receive a total refund of their fees less an administration charge of $50.00. Students withdrawing after this period will not be eligible for any refund.
- All courses are open to persons aged 17 years or older in the case of domestic students and aged 18 years or over for international students. All students must provide a copy of the certificate achieved by successfully completing a full course of secondary education in their home country (for domestic students this is NCEA or higher). International students whose first language is not English need to have completed an IELTS test (general level) and achieved Band 7 or higher to specialise in Directing and Band 6 or higher for all other courses. The school reserves the right to select for admission only those applicants who are considered suitable for a particular course. Successful applicants for our 1 year full time courses will be required to provide the school with statistical information in order to comply with the Ministry of Education 1989 Education Act requirements.
- Students must respect and handle with care all the facilities and equipment utilised on any courses. All damages or loss caused by any student(s) negligence or misuse will be charged to the student(s) concerned. Students must maintain a reasonably neat and tidy appearance. They are also expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times especially when working on location and dealing with the public.
- Students must adhere to the smoking ban in all school premises. Students must not consume or supply any alcohol or drugs (not medically supplied) while engaged in any school activities either at school or out in the field. Any serious misconduct on the part of a student will result in expulsion at the discretion of the administration with no tuition fees refunded.
- Students are expected to attend all lessons and be punctual. A minimum attendance record of 90% is compulsory. Students must acquaint themselves with the written, detailed course curriculum, skill specialisation requirements and course assessment criteria.
- All programme material and content (including but not limited to graphic, photographic, video, audio, multimedia, New Media or other material created during the course) produced by the students throughout the duration of a course and utilising school equipment, facilities and resources will become and remain the property of the school, with copyright held by the school and all rights reserved. Students must only use programme music from the production music library which is covered by the school’s copyright license.
- Students must not promise on behalf of the school or commit the school to any financial expenditure or supply of equipment, facilities, materials, supplies, or any other resources whatsoever without express written approval. During the course of any production work that is recorded on location away from the school, Students must always carry their I/D’s and clearly identify themselves to everyone they come into contact with.
- Students must adhere at all times to all of the school’s safety procedures.
- Film & Television Students are advised that if they don’t already possess a current driving licence then they should take steps to do so prior to the end of a course. Unblemished driving licences are an essential pre-requisite in the Industry.
- No applications (including but not limited to shareware and freeware) may be loaded onto any school computer without the express permission of the school’s IT Manager. Under no circumstances may any illegal (including but not limited to passwords, hacks, cracks, warez, or virus’) or pornographic (as defined by New Zealand law) material be downloaded using the Schools internet connection or computers.
- Any graphic, photographic, video, audio, multimedia, New Media or other material created during the course and featuring any of the students as well as any material and details regarding the subsequent employment and career developments of students will be available on an ongoing basis for the school to use for any advertising and promotional purposes.
Registered as a private training establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments.