What is your refund policy?
If within 7 days of starting your course you are not happy on your course, we can either transfer you to a different course or provide a full refund minus a 5% administration fee. If you request a refund after seven days and before 30 days we will charge a 5% administrative fee, as well as any bank fees and tutor fees already incurred. Tutors are paid monthly on the last day of each month.
Please note: We do not offer a refund after 30 days on the course. Please read your consumer rights here, and note the 'change of mind' policy. No disputes will be entered into.
What if I need an extension?
Our courses are designed to be completed within the specified timeframe by a person who is in full-time employment. However, there are many instances where you may need to stop your studies for a set time or where you need an extension. We understand that life happens and we want to see you successfully complete your course. There are several options available.
Who owns the rights to work I produce while on a course?
The rights to any original work that you create while on a course with us automatically belong to you. In keeping with international intellectual property laws, the copyright remains with the originator. Our aim is to see you grow as a writer and if you want to get published, we would want to support you in any way we can. We claim no rights to work you produce while on a course with us, but a mention of the college in your bio would be appreciated!
What if I encounter a computer-related problem?
There are things that can go wrong. You may forget your password or not be able to log in. You may not be receiving modules or they arrive corrupted. You might have a computer virus and can't work on your assignments. For course-related queries, your first port of call would be your tutor. If you don't get a solution you need to let the admin team know. For any technical or non-course-specific problems, write to admin. We aim to respond immediately or at least within one working day. We will work on a solution until the problem is solved and you are satisfied.
What if I don't like my tutor?
In the very unlikely event that you don't get on with your tutor, you need to inform us immediately. We want you to be happy with every aspect of your course and the relationship with your tutor is a vital part of the success of your course. Should an issue arise, we will act as an intermediary between you and your tutor until the issue is resolved. In cases that cannot be resolved, we will transfer you to another tutor.
What if I have chosen the wrong course?
During the application process, we get a good idea of your suitability for the chosen course. If we feel there is an alternative course that will serve you better we will always recommend you consider that course before we approve your choice. We provide plenty of detail for each of our courses so you can make an educated choice as to which one will suit you best. If you want advice before you apply just ask us; we have a huge amount of experience in establishing your needs as a writer and finding the most suitable course for you.
If you do embark on a course and you find that it was the wrong choice, then we will happily transfer you to another course as long as it is early in your course (i.e. within the first module). If you change your mind later on in the course, we will charge you pro-rata for the modules you have completed and an administrative fee.
Will my details be private?
Absolutely. We do not share your contact details with anyone other than your tutor. Your assignments are also kept private, as are your results. Only the principal may also view your writing on occasion to check the tutor feedback being provided.
Please note that selected writing may be showcased on our websites, but only with your permission.
NZ Writers College does not share contact details with any third party. This applies to newsletter subscribers, competition entrants and student details.