A registered PEI must ensure that it does not enrol any student for any course that has commenced unless it has the student’s acknowledgement and agreement in writing to join the class which has already started.
Prior to enrolling any student, the PEI must ensure that the student, or his parent/legal guardian, has acknowledged in writing that he, or his parent/legal guardian, has read the Advisory Note to Students (Form 12), as stipulated by the CPE.
A registered PEI must enter into an agreement or contract with any student who enrolls in a course which is more than two months in duration. The PEI must ensure that the agreement or contract does not:
- include provisions that will allow the PEI to make unilateral changes to any term or condition of the agreement or contract; and
- Have provisions that will allow the PEI to collect any fee for the remainder of the course from any student who has withdrawn from a course before its end date.
For each course longer than two months, a registered PEI must ensure that the PEI-Student agreement or contract specifies the following items clearly:
- Duration of the course, and whether it is offered or provided on a full-time or part-time basis;
- Commencement date and end date of the course; scheduled holidays, if any;
- Dates of all examinations, and major assessments and assignments;
- Expected date of the release of the results of the final examination, which shall not be more than three months after the completion of the final examination, unless otherwise permitted by the CPE;
- Expected date of the conferment of the award;
- Full names of the developer or proprietor of the course, and the person, organisation or institution conferring the award;
- Components of all fees payable by the student;
- Fee collection schedule, including any late fee payment policy; and
- Fee refund policy of the registered PEI.
AES uses the Standard Student Contract from CPE. The standard student contract can be found at the CPE website. Click here for a link to the website.