Short Courses – Terms and Conditions / Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for the terms and conditions, and frequently asked questions about the National Art School Short Courses.

CONTACT

Public Programs Office
+61 2 9339 8633
shortcourses@nas.edu.au

ENROLMENT

There are two methods for enrolling in a Short Course:

Online via the NAS website: https://nas.edu.au/product-category/short-courses/

Print and fill out the Registration Form returning it by:

  • Emailshortcourses@nas.edu.au; or
  • Post: Short Course Enrolments, National Art School, Forbes Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010; or
  • In Person via the Public Programs Administration Office, Building 1.G.9B, (adjacent to the Security Office) at the National Art School, from Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Telephone (02) 9339 8633

Concessions: Eligible concession card holders must bring their proof of eligibility to their first class, or if an Alumni, our Alumni Coordinator will check for your eligibility in our system prior to your first class. Please see Concession Fees for further details.

Enrolment in a program or Short Course is only secure when payment is completed online, and a receipt is issued.Other forms of payment and enrolment do not immediately confirm placement into a course, in these cases, a confirmation of registration will be sent by mail or email. Placement on a waitlist also does not guarantee enrolment.

Although an enrolment is secured once a receipt is issued, course confirmation is subject to adequate subscription and other factors.

Enrolments are not transferable.

Important: Cash payments are not accepted. Part-payments or partial enrolments are not accepted.

FEES
  • Fees for Public Programs provide tuition, facilities and in some instances, limited course materials. Refer to individual course descriptions for specific inclusions/exclusions.
  • Early Fee: The early fee is a 10% discount* to encourage early enrolments, with strict end dates listed clearly in the information for each course.
  • Concession Fee: A reduced (5% off*) Concession price is available to holders of a current Centrelink concession card, a NSW travel concession as defined by Transport for NSW, or are an Alumni of NAS as defined: Graduates of the NAS holding a degree, diploma or certificate of the NAS, including graduates of the art department of East Sydney Technical College, Sydney Technical College and Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education (between 1975-1977); and former students who have successfully completed at least one year of full-time study on any of the award courses included above.
  • Eligible concession card holders must bring their proof of eligibility to their first class, or if an Alumni, our Alumni Coordinator will check for your eligibility in our system prior to your first class.
  • Concession card holders and Alumni are also entitled to a further discount via the Early fee from Winter School 2016 onwards.

*Approximate to allow for rounding.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Pre-requisite academic qualifications are not needed for enrolment into a NAS Public Program, unless specified in the course description.
  • In addition, programs or courses may be marked with Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced to indicate the skill level recommended to succeed in a particular program or course. An individual’s skill level is self-diagnosed, and the NAS do not take any responsibility for poor course selection.
  • All Public Programs are available to anyone over the age of 12 years, and as such, all teachers and staff who deliver Public Programs must hold current Working with Children checks.
CHANGES TO, AND CANCELLATION OF COURSES
  • The National Art School reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to under subscription or for any other reason at the discretion of NAS.
  • In such cases, the Public Program Office will contact the relevant students who will be given the opportunity to either transfer to another available course with no administrative penalty, or receive a full refund.
  • NAS reserves the right to amend any course, schedule, location or teacher listed online or in the brochure before or during the course.
WITHDRAWALS, TRANSFERS, AND REFUNDS
  • An enrolled student may request a withdrawal/transfer from a course, up to 10 business days prior to the commencement of their course.
  • There are no refunds, transfers, or substitutions after this period.
  • Requests for transfers/withdrawals must be made in writing to the Public Programs Administrator at shortcourses@nas.edu.au

If transferring, the new course must currently be available for enrolment. Any differences in fees will be:

  • Refunded by NAS (if new course fees is less); or
  • Paid by the Student (if new course fee is more)

Whether transferring or withdrawing, a $50 administrative fee will be charged, usually deducted from any amount already paid.

Absences: Refunds, transfers, or substitutions are not allowed if students miss a class or course. The National Art School does not accept responsibility for changes to students’ personal or work circumstances.

GIFT VOUCHERS
  • Gift vouchers are available for purchase from the National Art School website: https://nas.edu.au/product-category/gift-card/
  • Gift vouchers have a minimum spend of $50.00
  • Gift vouchers are issued with a 24 month expiration period. Gift Vouchers not redeemed within this period are deemed expired. NAS does not issue refunds for expired Gift Vouchers.
  • Gift vouchers and any remaining balances are not redeemable for cash, however, are transferable so must be treated and secured as cash. NAS cannot replace or refund lost or stolen Gift Vouchers.

Redemption: 

  • Your recipient will be sent an email with the gift voucher
  • This email will state the amount the gift voucher is for and a link to redeem the voucher (when using this link the voucher is applied automatically)
  • This email will also contain a Gift Card Number which can be applied to the checkout card to redeem the voucher.

If you have any queries about this please contact the Public Programs office: shortcourses@nas.edu.au

PARKING
  • There is no student parking available on campus. Metered parking is available in the streets neighbouring the National Art School. Students with large or heavy materials e.g. Large canvases, heavy metals, may enter the campus by car to drop off and pick up their materials, but must then park off-campus.
  • For any other special parking needs please contact the Public Programs Office via shortcourses@nas.edu.au prior to the commencement of the course. In exceptional circumstances, parking may be permitted on campus with the provision of a medical certificate.
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • All students must comply with health and safety regulations. Potential participants and students must notify the Head of Public Programs via shortcourses@nas.edu.au of any existing medical conditions or disabilities that may affect participation in a course.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I register & enrol? 

Simply click the add to cart button or the buy now button on the page of the course you want to enrol in.
Our online enrolment system only takes credit cards as payment, via PayPal and Stripe.
If you need to pay by other methods, please contact us via: shortcourses@nas.edu.au

Registration Process

Once you have clicked the add to cart button or the buy now button, you will be taken to the Short Course Enrolment Page:

  • If you have a login with us, log in on the top right hand side of the screen under Shop, then My Account, click and you’ll go through to the login page.
  • If you don’t have a login with us, or not quite sure, fill in the details on the right-hand side and click Register. If you have an account already, you’ll be re-directed to reset your password. If not, you’ll go through to the payment page.

Why Register?

Registering an account with the National Art School speeds up future enrolment processes, and allows us to easily communicate with you about any updates/changes to the course you have enrolled in.
Our Privacy Policy outlines how we treat personal and private information.

Registration Form

Please note that all non-credit card enrolment payments must be submitted via the Short Courses Registration Form

Important

  • Enrolments are not confirmed unless you have received an enrolment confirmation.
  • Online enrolments receive this to the registered email as soon as full payment is processed.
  • There may however be a delay in processing enrolments submitted via the Short Courses Registration Form. NAS cannot take responsibility for any enrolments via this method that miss out on a place.
  • Although an enrolment is secured once a receipt is issued, course confirmation is subject to adequate subscription and other factors.

How do I pay?

Accepted methods

The National accepts the following methods of payment for Short Course Enrolments:

  • Visa, MasterCard
  • Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit
  • American Express
  • Cheques
  • Money Orders
  • Valid NAS Short Course Gift Vouchers

The National Art School does not accept cash as a payment method.

Discounts and Payment

Enrolment in a National Art School Short Course is dependent upon full payment of the relevant fee.

Early enrolment discounts are available on regular fees. These discounts expire on set dates for each program as follows:

  • Summer School Week One 3 December 2018
  • Summer School Week Two 10 December 2018
  • Term One 7 January 2019
  • Term Two 18 March 2019
  • Autumn Weekend Workshops 1 April 2019

Concession pricing is available to holders of a current Centrelink concession card, a NSW travel concession as defined by Transport or NSW, or are Alumni of NAS as defined:
Graduates of the NAS holding a degree, diploma or certificate of the NAS, including graduates of the art department of East Sydney Technical College, Sydney Technical College and Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education (between 1975-1977); and former students who have successfully completed at least one year of full-time study on any of the award courses included above.”

Eligible concession card holders must bring their proof of eligibility to their first class, or if an Alumni, our Alumni Coordinator will check for your eligibility in our system prior to your first class.
Concession card holders and Alumni are also entitled to a further discount via the Early fee from Winter School 2016 onwards.

What is a Term/School/Workshop?

National Art School Short Courses are arranged into programs, namely:

  • Terms There are four terms in each calendar year and classes are usually held once a week over several weeks.
  • Schools There are two Schools each year, Summer School, and Winter School. Schools are run on a full-time intensive basis with classes taken for full days Monday-Friday.
  • Weekend Workshops Taken full-time over a weekend, weekend workshops are an opportunity for students to introduce themselves into an art practice, increase their existing skills quickly, or add a supplementary skill to a longer Short Course they have studied with us.

Do I need to do anything before the Course?

Please check the page for your course to see if there’s any pre-reading or materials you will need to buy for your first class.
We may contact you prior to your course to provide further information and requirements.

Where are classes held?

There is no student parking on campus. If you have special parking requirements, please contact the Public Programs Office via shortcourses@nas.edu.au prior to the commencement of the course.
All classes are held on the grounds of the National Art School, easily accessible by public transport.

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