1. Payments

Must be made at least 14 days prior to commencement of each course component. Fees are payable by, EFT, cheque or money order.

2. Cancellations

For cancellations made 14 days or less before the starting date of any of the course components, no refund will be given. However, a 50% refund applies on presentation of a Doctor’s Certificate.

3. Full refunds

Full refunds will be made if a course is cancelled by Bushwalking Leadership SA.

4. Payment Structure

Payment structure is as follows: separate payments are made for Enrolment and BALC Training Week, Skills Assessment and Group Management Assessment as they occur.

Deferral: Training is expected to be complete by 18 months after enrolling. If, however, it is not complete then a re-enrolment may be required (currently $100.00).

5. Fitness and Health

The physical demands of this course make it essential that trainees are in good health and physically fit for walking with a full rucksack in moderately demanding terrain. Please consult your doctor if you are unsure about you health status.

During the Assistant Leader process, the fitness of all applicants will be observed.

Aspects of the Advanced Training Programme are quite strenuous and trainees will not be accepted onto this level if they are considered to be unfit to cope with its demands.

6. Assessment Criteria

Assessments are independently reviewed and verified by 2 members on the Training Advisors & Assessors Panel (TAA panel) other than your assessor or trainer.

7. Appeals Process

Should you be unsatisfied with your assessment, a written application stating your reasons needs to be sent to the TAA panel, where an assessor not involved with your training program will be appointed to consider your appeal.

All appeals will be answered in writing. You may be asked to produce evidence to support your claim.

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