Rules of Accreditation

In applying to become an Accredited Tutor you agree to the following rules and conditions:

1. You meet the minimum requirements for accreditation.

2. You will not knowingly or intentionally provide false information relating to your identity, education, experience or tutoring expertise on the Accredited Tutor website or to any prospective client.

3. You agree to supply any documentation or records deemed necessary by Accredited Tutor to support any claims you make in relation to your identity, personal history, education and professional experience.

4. You agree to provide Accredited Tutor with a photograph of yourself that clearly displays your face and can easily facilitate a true identification of your person.

5. For the purpose of allowing users of the Accredited Tutor website to search for a tutor, you agree to allow Accredited Tutor to display your name, the suburb in which you supply tutoring services (not your full address) and details of the tutoring services you offer.

6. For the purpose of users wanting to verify the accreditation status of a particular tutor (in which case the user will enter a surname or accreditation number of a prospective tutor), you agree to allow Accredited Tutor to display your full name, photograph and state of residence.

7. If through the course of your using the Accredited Tutor website and creating your profile, you agree to display your address and / or contact details, you authorise Accredited Tutor to make these details available to users of the Accredited Tutor website.

8. You agree to comply with all State and Federal laws in relation to the provision of tutoring services over and above the accreditation requirements imposed by Accredited Tutor. These requirements and laws include but are not limited to:
a. Working with children or vulnerable groups
b. The Competition and Consumer Act
c. Racial vilification
d. Sexual discrimination

9. You agree to behave in accordance with the Code of Conduct provided below.

10. You acknowledge that Accredited Tutor reserves the right to cancel or suspend your accreditation status or your accreditation application without any refund, if at any time and at its own discretion Accredited Tutor decides that your behaviour has not been in accordance with these Rules of Accreditation, the Terms and Conditions of the Accredited Tutor website or the Code of conduct below.  You further acknowledge and accept that in the event that Accredited Tutor is made aware of any serious allegation against you that a) has been reported to the appropriate authorities, and b) in the opinion and absolute discretion of Accredited Tutor gives rise to a genuine concern as to your suitability to be a tutor, your status as an Accredited Tutor will be suspended pending resolution (as determined by Accredited Tutor) of such allegation.

11. You understand and accept the terms of Accredited Tutor’s Privacy Policy


Code of Conduct for Accredited Tutors

Accredited Tutors will:

1. Use their educational skills and knowledge to the best of their ability to teach students with the objective of improving that students knowledge, ability and performance in the subject(s) in which they are being tutored.

2. Use their teaching and learning practices to enhance students’ self-esteem and confidence to learn.

3. Never communicate or behave in a manner that may be considered to be sexist, racist or demeaning in any way toward any individual or groups of people.

4. Ensure that clients have sufficient information to make informed decisions about the need for tutoring services. In particular Accredited Tutors must:
a. Assess / determine whether students need tutoring and if so inform prospective clients of the outcome of the assessment;
b. (upon request) enable prospective clients to inspect the relevant programs and curriculum;
c. Inform prospective clients of their qualifications and experience,
d. Upon request, provide accurate written reports to clients on the learning progress of students (who are under the age of 18)

5. Fully disclose the type and purpose of any assessment or testing process prior to undertaking any assessment or testing.

6. Make the results of any formal assessment or testing available to clients.

7. Ensure that, unless restricted by law, original copies of any pre-tests that are used for screening for enrolment, streaming or any other purpose must be made available for perusal by clients.

8. Ensure that all feedback (written or verbal) given to clients should be clear and unambiguous and should not be intended to either mislead clients or create future enrolments or business.

9. Not use misleading or false advertising or marketing practices, which may include, but are not limited to, false or misleading representations concerning:
a. the need for tutoring,
b. the price of tutoring services,
c. the potential benefits of tutoring services.

10. Ensure that any claims made on the Accredited Tutor website or elsewhere for the purposes of marketing or advertising are honest, accurate and verifiable. The compilation and use of statistics should not intend to, or be presented in such a way as to mislead clients. Only relevant statistics compiled from verifiable data may be used.

11. Ensure that promotional material does not encourage unrealistic expectations about the outcomes attainable from tutoring.

12. Not make misleading or false comparisons with programs offered by competitors.

13. If requested, provide a written statement outlining an intended pattern of study for the period of tuition, where the period of tuition is more than one term.

14. Make any relevant curriculum or written program available for perusal on request by a client.

15. Not engage in any form of plagiarism or cheating.

16. Manage his/her business in an ethical and professional manner, including complying with relevant local, State and Federal legislation.

17. Ensure that they fully comply with any relevant child protection laws applicable in their state or territory, over and above any requirements imposed by Accredited Tutor.

18. Not describe a period of tuition, or part of a period of tuition, as free or discounted if the tutoring is increased in price, decreased in quality or is restricted in any manner as a result of the offer.

19. Comply with the Privacy Act (1988) (Cth) by adhering to the National Privacy Principles.