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CET updates for COVID-19

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Update 17 March 5:30 PM

Due to Government and University directives, all Centre for English Teaching (CET) courses will be delivered online from 23 March 2020 until further notice. Please note the following:

  1. Students should not come to CET as there will not be any on-site Orientations.
  2. Orientations will be done online and CET will send communications to students about this and about online course delivery in the next few days.
  3. Any student who wants to defer their course or cancel their enrolment must do so before their course start date.

Update 16 March 5:30 PM

The Australian Government yesterday announced that any people arriving in Australia from today will need to self-isolate for 14 days. Therefore CET has decided to deliver all of DEC15 online to all students whether you are in China, in Australia, or in a third country. There will be no face-to-face classes.
The course start date is 23 March. Please complete this QUESTIONNAIRE by 5:00pm (Sydney time) Wednesday 18 March. After we have received your responses, we will send you detailed instructions on how to do DEC15 online.
Please note the following special terms & conditions apply. (Our normal terms & conditions also apply).

  1. Please note that if you register for this online option, you accept the variation of delivery mode for 15 weeks from face-to-face classes to online classes.
  2. Course fees are unaffected by the delivery mode.
  3. We will monitor "attendance" (online engagement) of the daily live interactive classes and your completion of the course tasks and activities.


Please tell us by 5:00pm (Sydney time) Wednesday 18 March if you intend to do DEC15 in October 2020 or in 2021 instead of from March 2020. We will hold the fees you have paid and apply them to your course when we re-enrol you at a later date.


Please tell us by 5:00pm (Sydney time) Wednesday 18 March if you want to cancel your enrolment in DEC15 without financial penalty (full refund of course fees). Please note there is no refund if you cancel after 5pm Wednesday 18 March 2020.