Term dates and enrolment

2021 Term Dates

Term 1

Wednesday 27th January to Wednesday 31st March
9 week term. Week 10 is make-up lessons

Term 2 Monday 19th April to Saturday 26th June
9 week term. Week 10 is make-up lessons
Term 3 Monday 12th July to Saturday 18th September
9 week term. Week 10 is make-up lessons
Term 4Tuesday 5th October to Friday 10th December
9 week term. Week 10 is make-up lessons

Enrolment Procedures

New Students

New students should first contact the Conservatorium office on (02) 4921 8900 to arrange placement in a class or the allocation of a teacher for instrumental or vocal tuition. All new students will then be asked to complete the online Enrolment Form. (If you have technical issues with the form please call and we can email a PDF version). Conditions of enrolment (see below)

Re-Enrolling Students

All students are automatically re-enrolled each term. Invoices are posted out a few weeks before the start of term. This form will indicate your current enrolment details and what you must pay to continue your enrolment in the upcoming term. If you do not receive your invoice please contact the office prior to the start of term.

Discontinuing Students

If you are not returning please notify the Conservatorium office ASAP (in addition to your teacher) to ensure that you are not charged any additional fees and to allow your place to be offered to other interested students.

Instrument Hire

The Conservatorium offers an instrument hire service to those students currently enrolled in Conservatorium single study lessons. Instrument hire is available on a per term basis at a modest cost for a limited period. A bond payment is required for all instrument hire. The bond will be refunded at the end of the hire agreement provided Instrument Hire Conditions have been satisfied. Hire fees, bond rates and hire periods are available on application.

Payments

For quick and simple online payments see the menu of the left of this page or go here.

Duty of Care

It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to escort to and collect from the allocated room, their child/children in a punctual manner. The parent/guardian must inform their teacher in advance if a person other than the parent/guardian is delivering or collecting the child/children.

Student Medical Conditions

Students/caregivers displaying cold or flu like symptoms should not attend our campuses. An online lesson may be offered in place of a face to face lesson where possible. Please note that teachers must be advised of absence at least 24 hours prior to the lesson to allow time to set up a Zoom link

Students, or the guardians of underage students, are asked to report pre-existing medical conditions on enrolment to their teacher or to the Director of Community Music  Programs.

Contact numbers for the Conservatorium's First Aid Officers are displayed in all rooms.

Conditions Of Enrolments

  1. Fees must be paid by the beginning of the term prior to commencing lessons.
  2. A student is not permitted to re-enrol for a new term of study if they are in arrears for fees in a previous term.
  3. A term consists of 9 weeks with one lesson per week. Extra lessons can be arranged for an additional fee.
  4. All tuition fees are a term fee and are non-reducible and non-refundable.
  5. Fees will only be credited to the following term if a single study teacher is unable to give a lesson and a “make up” lesson is not possible, or at the discretion of the Conservatorium.
  6. Term fees must be paid before a student is entitled to hire an instrument.
  7. It is the responsibility of parents/guardian to drop off and collect their child/children on time. The parent/guardian must inform the Conservatorium in advance if a person other than the parent/guardian is collecting the child/student.
  8. Non-enrolled students are not the responsibility of the Conservatorium.
  9. Refunds will not be given for student absences or withdrawals from lessons nor will make up lessons be provided in such circumstances. This applies to single study, ECM and other class/group activities.
  10. Refunds will only be made, without a service fee, where classes are discontinued due to insufficient enrolments.
  11. The Conservatorium reserves the right; to decline or cancel an enrolment in any of its courses; to cancel classes at any time; to cancel classes due to insufficient enrolment numbers; to cancel programs at any time; to change a teacher for any tuition at any time.
  12. Students/caregivers displaying cold or flu like symptoms should not attend our campuses. An online lesson may be offered in place of a face to face lesson where possible. Please note that teachers must be advised of absence at least 24 hours prior to the lesson to allow time to set up a Zoom link

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.