FAQ: In-person Courses

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Q: Where are your in-person courses held?
A: Unless otherwise stated, all our courses are held at Writing NSW in Callan Park, Lilyfield.

Q: Is there a minimum age to enrol?
A: The minimum age for attendance in our courses is 16 unless otherwise specified. Writers under 18 wishing to participate in any course must provide two weeks’ notice.

Q: Are your courses accessible to writers with disability?
Writing NSW seeks to make its programs accessible to writers with disability. Please contact us to discuss your access needs on (02) 9555 9757 or via our contact form.

Q: Who can enrol?
A: The minimum age for attendance in our courses is 16 unless otherwise specified. Writers aged 16 or 17 wishing to enrol in courses other than those specifically designed for young people must make a request to Writing NSW at least two weeks prior to the course start date. Enrolment will be at the discretion of Writing NSW and cannot be guaranteed.

Q: Are course dates, times and tutors subject to change?
A: Advertised dates and times of courses may change or be cancelled without warning. If this is the case, all reasonable attempts will be made to contact you via email and telephone. However, confirmation of starting time remains the responsibility of the student. Occasionally, due to unforeseen circumstances, we may have to replace a tutor with another experienced presenter. If this is the case, attendees will be notified in advance.

Q: What is the maximum number of participants in a course?
A: In general, we have a maximum of twenty people in short courses and 15 in long courses, but this can vary depending on the course and tutor requirements. There are higher maximums for seminars and other programs.

Q: Can I enrol with only partial payment?
A: All participants must book and pay the course fee in advance to secure their place in the course. Anyone who has not enrolled and made payment prior to the course commencement date will not be permitted to attend.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Please choose your course carefully. Your enrolment is non-refundable. If you should wish to withdraw from a course, you must inform the Writing NSW at least 14 days in advance of course commencement to receive a full credit. Withdrawals up to seven days prior to course commencement will be eligible for a 50% credit. Withdrawals in the week prior to the course are ineligible for credit.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: We advise participants to bring pen and paper and/or their fully charged device. Individual courses may have other requirements, so please check the course description.

Q: Is food provided?
A: We provide tea and coffee making facilities. Course participants are advised to bring their own lunch as there are no cafes within close walking distance.

Q: Is it possible to form a writers’ group with fellow writers after the course ends?
A: Absolutely, several of our courses have led to groups of participants forming their own writers’ groups, many of which still meet regularly at Writing NSW. You can find out more on our website.