CDU Short Courses terms and conditions

Registration and fees

All bookings received are considered firm bookings. Course fees are payable in advance and payments will be processed upon receipt of enrolment. Your booking is complete and confirmed once receipt or invoice is sent to your email account you provided in the online booking.

Course reminder emails will be sent up to one week prior to delivery date.

Please choose carefully - once processed, no refunds are available if you change your mind or your circumstances change. Transfers to other courses can be arranged upon request and may be subject to a fee as outlined below.

Transfer fees (where applicable) are payable immediately upon request.

Invoices (where applicable) will be issued in accordance with our terms and conditions where participants transfer, cancel or do not attend a course.


Discounts are applied automatically when enrolling the following participants:

  • CDU staff
  • CDU students
  • AIM members
  • alumni
  • groups of three participants or more.

Early Bird Discounts

Early Bird Discounts apply when a course is booked a minimum of two months in advance of course delivery. Same cancellation or transfers fees apply.

Early Bird Discounts do not apply to CDU staff and students, AIM members or alumni. The automatic discount granted to these participants is already greater than the early bird discount.

Early Bird Discounts do apply when enrolling a group of three or more participants, additional to the 10% discount already offered. Discounts are applied automatically online.

Course transfers and changes

Course transfers

One transfer to a different course will be accepted without charge where CDU Short Courses have been notified in writing at least ten working days prior to scheduled commencement date. All subsequent course transfers with at least ten working days' notice will attract an administration charge of $110 (incl. GST).

Period before course dateMethod of notificationFee incurred
10 or more working daysWriting / emailNil
6 – 10 working daysWriting / email$110 (including GST)
3-5 working daysWriting / email50% course fee
Less than 3 working daysWriting / emailFull course fee
Non-attendance on the dayWriting / emailFull course fee

Name substitutions in same course

Substitute participants are accepted at any stage up to one day prior to the course, and must be made in writing. Substitutions on the day of the course are at the discretion of the University.


Where a participant is ill on the day of a course, and notifies us that day, a credit voucher will be issued or a transfer offered, upon production of a doctor’s certificate.

Where a participant leaves a course due to illness, upon production of a doctor’s certificate, they will be offered a place in a subsequent course of the same name if available. Partial refunds will not be offered.

Cancellation by CDU

All short courses are subject to minimum enrolments and may be cancelled at short notice if insufficient enrolments are received.

If we cancel your course you will be notified and offered your choice of transferring to a future course date, a different course (no transfer charge) or a full refund.

Payment types

  • My account - create a new account or login to your existing account. You can pay via credit or PayPay using your account.
  • Visa, Mastercard or AMEX
  • Invoice - enter the required details and an invoice will be raised
  • PayPal

Public holidays

We do not run courses on public holidays. If in doubt please phone 8946 6065.

Student visas

International student visas can not be granted for short courses