Terms and conditions

By enrolling in and/or attending a course, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions:

Cancellation and Transfers

  • Once a course has commenced no refund or credit note is possible.
  • If you miss a class, a credit or refund is not applicable, nor is attending a replacement class.
  • Should NIDA need to cancel a course a full refund, credit or transfer to another course will be offered. We accept no liability for any other costs. We advise you phone the office prior to making accommodation or flight bookings to verify the course is going ahead.
  • Cancellations received more than 5 working days from the commencement of the course will incur a 20% cancellation fee or you may request a credit note for the full amount.
  • If you need to withdraw from the course within 5 working days of the commencement of the course you must notify NIDA in writing to request a credit note. The credit note will be valid for 12 months.
  • Substitutions of participants can be made prior to course commencement by notifying NIDA in writing, provided participants are eligible for the course.

Conditions of Enrolment and Participation

  • You understand and voluntarily assume all innate and obvious risks associated with the course, including, but not limited to all risks of personal injury and any losses caused by or arising from acts or omissions of the course coordinators and staff.
  • You indemnify us against any proper claims, costs or damages arising from any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  • NIDA reserves the right to make amendments to its programs without prior notice either before or during a course or to cancel a course.
  • NIDA reserves the right to merge published age groups and structure classes as required.
  • NIDA reserves the right to refuse any enrolment as permitted by law or to request a participant to leave a course if they are disruptive, consistently late or have not paid their fees.
  • NIDA may take and use photographs or videos for promotional and archival purposes.
  • Should NIDA staff deem it necessary for an ambulance to be called the cost will be incurred by their participant or their guardian/parent.
  • Participants may not publish or upload recordings (audio, videos or photos) of any activities at NIDA or other course venues for any publication or social media website.
  • Where recordings of classwork are provided, this material remains the copyright of NIDA and can only be used by the participant for personal use, it may not be copied, sold, screened publicly or submitted to agents, festivals or for school projects.
  • Closed in, flat shoes should be worn for all classes.
  • If you are less than eighteen years old, you and your guardian agree that your enrollment and/or participation in the course is adequate consideration for your obligations set out in these Terms and Conditions and that you and your guardian consider the provisions of these Terms and Conditions to be reasonable and for your benefit.
  • If you are eighteen years or older you agree that you have read and understood the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
  • By enrolling in a NIDA course I agree to NIDA’s Privacy Policy, www.nida.edu.au/privacy.
  • For the performance based courses, it may be necessary for a voice, movement or other tutor to support your training with physical contact. Likewise, it may be appropriate for other students to come into physical contact with you when engaging in an exercise.

  • NIDA Open has a zero tolerance policy towards bullying and harassment and complies with laws and regulations associated with these matters.
  • Bullying refers to behaviour where a student is purposefully made to feel uncomfortable or where their ability to participate in a class unhindered is interfered with by another student. Harassment refers to behaviour when a student is treated less favourably as a result of who they are.
  • If a student is accused of bullying or harassment, NIDA Open management will investigate the situation. In the event that the investigation is ongoing but unresolved, it may be deemed necessary to temporarily restrict attendance to class as a precautionary measure.
  • If it is established that bullying or harassment has taken place, the offending student may be removed permanently from class.
  • NIDA Open reserves the right to temporarily or permanently exclude a student from enrolment in classes based on behaviour that is deemed to be unacceptable.
  • NIDA Open reserves the right to restrict the access to NIDA facilities of students whose behaviour is deemed to be unacceptable.


Adults multiple booking discount

  • Please note that this offer is not available for online booking. To book, please call the NIDA Open office on 1300 450 417.
  • This offer is valid for any combination of NIDA Open short courses for adults on sale at the time of booking, in any Australian location, to the exception of Audition, Ensemble, Residencies and Studio courses.
  • Multiple booking discounts are for adult classes only and are not available for children and young people. All classes booked as part of this offer must be for the same person and cannot be transferred to someone else.
  • Courses purchased under the multiple booking discount offer cannot be refunded. If you need to withdraw from a course, you must notify NIDA in writing to request a credit note. The credit note will be valid for 12 months.
  • Should NIDA Open need to cancel a course, a full refund, credit or transfer to another course will be offered.
  • Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount.

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