Discrimination means treating someone unfairly or less favorably than another person or group because of a characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation.

Discrimination is against the law. It is unlawful to discriminate against people on the grounds of:

  • Age
  • Disability (physical, intellectual, psychiatric, learning and sensory)
  • Religion


Any student enrolled in a course is expected to behave in an appropriate manner and to show respect for fellow students. Any student who disrupts a class will be asked to leave the course.


All transactions conducted on this site are in Australian Dollars. We accept Visa and Mastercard only. We do not accept Amex.

Cancellation and Refunds


  • Full refund if a student cancels their registration before term begins.
  • If a student attends 1 – 4 session, then half a term’s fees are refundable (less a $15 admin fee).
  • If a student attends 5 or more session during the term, then a full term’s fees are payable.


With prior notice (minimum 4 weeks), a half-term fee refund is available if the student misses 5 consecutive weeks of an 11-week course.

To be eligible, students need to:

  1. Pay fees (early bird or full-fee);
  2. Advise the office (registrations@practicalphilosophy.org.au) 4 weeks in advance outlining their travel dates;
  3. At the end of term, the student needs to contact the office to initiate the refund.



Refunds, exchanges and replacements:

The School of Practical Philosophy will only offer a refund or exchange of a ticket if an event, talk, dinner or any special occasion is cancelled or rescheduled. The School of Practical Philosophy does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change in your personal circumstances or your inability to attend due to outside circumstances e.g. changes to public transport. Refunds for non-attendance are not provided.



For any further queries, please contact the office or email the Treasurer, Denise Farrelly, at dfarrelly@practicalphilosophy.org.au

Deferral of Fee’s

DEFERRAL – J-D LEVELS ONLY (Course No. 1 – 15)

  • Fees can be deferred (to the next term) if they attended 1 – 4 sessions in total during the term.
  • An administration fee of $15 will be charged upon their return.



For any further queries, please contact the office or email the Treasurer, Denise Farrelly, at dfarrelly@practicalphilosophy.org.au

Fees – Concessions & Students

School of Philosophy Inc offers various levels of concession to people who receive an aged pension, a veterans pension, are registered unemployed or are studying full time. In order to receive the discounted rate, students must provide their concession card number or current full time student ID.


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