Matrix Education Resources Policy

 

Matrix Education Resources policy outlines the terms, conditions, and procedures related to the issue, replacement and possession of Matrix Academic Resources.

Matrix Academic Resources refer to any printed and online course materials copyrighted to Matrix Education made available to Matrix Education students and includes and is not limited to theory books, workbooks, quizzes and topic tests, short course notes, revision booklets, and online materials on the Matrix Learning Management System (LMS).

 

Theorybooks and WorkbooksRules

  1. All students who are enrolled in a course at Matrix Education will be issued with a theorybook which contains the lesson content for the course and a workbooklet which contains the weekly homework.
  2. English courses will not be provided with a workbooklet. The workbooklet is available on the student’s Matrix LMS

Eligibility

  1. Students who are enrolled in a course at Matrix will receive the courses theorybook and workbook (where applicable) in their first lesson.
  2. Students who do not continue with the full term commitment (until the ninth lesson) as approved by the Customer Service Manager per the Disenrolment Policy, must return their term’s resources for the course within the time period set by the Customer Service Manager in order for their disenrolment to be processed and finalised.
  3. Mid term disenrolments which have been approved by the Customer Service Manager will receive a pro-rata refund of the remaining lessons as of the date and time of the resources being returned in person to a Matrix Education campus service desk.
  4. If a student loses a Matrix resource during the course of the term, they may request a replacement set of resources. A fee will apply (as outlined in the Appendix).
  5. Students are not eligible to be issued or purchase past and present term’s Matrix resources.
  6. Matrix resources are exclusive to Matrix students who are enrolled in the course and are not available for purchase separately.
  7. Students may keep any theorybooks and workbooks for each term they have completed for the full term commitment.  See below under the “Copyright” section in this Resources Policy for more information on what constitutes permissible use of Matrix Academic Resources.
Matrix LMS (Online resources)A student who has enrolled for a term course will receive an invitation to join the course online on the Matrix LMS.

A student will continue to have access to their online resources for the courses they have undertaken at Matrix Education until the end of the academic year at Matrix.

  • For term course and HACC, the academic year will end on the final day of Matrix term 4 of the academic year in September.
  • For UMAT courses, this will fall on the date of the UMAT examination for the year.

If a student enrols in a Matrix course as an accelerated student, they will not continue to have access to the LMS resources after the end of the academic year they were enrolled in.

For example a year 11 student enrols and undertakes the UMAT course at Matrix Education. They will not have access or permissions for the Matrix UMAT LMS resources into year 12 unless they re-enrol in the UMAT course in year 12.

See below under the “Copyright” section in this Resources Policy for more information on what constitutes permissible use of Matrix Academic Resources.

 

Topic testsStudents who are enrolled in a Matrix term or holiday accelerated course will be issued a topic test at the end of every term in the final lessons. In some cases, the topic test may not take place in the final lesson and the students will be invited to sit the examination at a later, pre-determined date. In the case of some senior maths classes, a topic test may occur mid-term, depending on the course outcomes as set by the Academic Coordinator. .

  • Students will be issued with the topic test in an examination conditions. They must be submitted to the supervising teacher or the exam invigilator at the end of the exam time.
  • Students are not permitted to take home blank examinations if they have missed sitting the examination.
  • Topic tests will be returned to students at the commencement of the following term.
  • On occasion, some courses will issue a take home examination in lieu of a topic test

Copyright in Matrix Academic Resources

Matrix Academic Resources are copyright.  This includes all online material made available on the Matrix LMS.  Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process, nor may any other exclusive right be exercised, without the permission of Matrix.  Students must not:

  • reproduce;
  • publish;
  • make an adaptation;
  • sell or resell;
  • distribute, give or provide access to (including distributing usernames and passwords);
  • communicate (which includes causing the electronic transmission such as a broadcast, and making available online); or
  • claim attribution of ownership of,

Matrix Academic Resources.

Copyright is a very serious matter.  Matrix Academic Resources are designed to provide a competitive advantage to Matrix Education students.  Impermissible use of Matrix Academic Resources not only results in financial losses to Matrix Education, but also adversely affects our other students by giving non-Matrix students and competitors the ability to use, replicate and adapt the Matrix Academic Resources.  It is therefore in best interests of all Matrix Education stakeholders, including students, parents and guardians, to ensure that Matrix Academic Resources are used only in accordance with this Matrix Education Resources Policy.

Confidential information

The expression “Confidential Information” means the Matrix Academic Resources and all information and materials, in any form, which comes into a student’s possession under, or as a result of or in performance of, the Matrix Education PARENT AND STUDENT AGREEMENT.

Other than as provided for in the Matrix Education PARENT AND STUDENT AGREEMENT, parents and students must not disclose any Confidential Information.

Parents and students may use the Confidential Information disclosed to it only:

  • in accordance with the terms of the Matrix Education Resources Policy; and
  • in a manner that is related to the proper and lawful conduct and performance of obligations under the Matrix Education PARENT AND STUDENT AGREEMENT.

Enforcement of copyright and confidentiality

It is a term and condition of the Matrix Education PARENT AND STUDENT AGREEMENT that each student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) (as applicable) accept full responsibility for any losses and damage caused by a student breaching copyrights and confidentiality in the Matrix Academic Resources.

Each student and their parent or guardian (as applicable) hereby jointly and severally permanently indemnifies Matrix against any and all Claims whatsoever, whether legal, equitable, under statute or otherwise, and all other liabilities of any nature (whether or not a parent, guardian, Matrix, or the student were or could have been aware of them) arising out of or relating to or in connection with any breach of copyright or confidentiality in the Matrix Academic Resources by a parent or guardian, a student or any of their servants and agents.

Without limiting any remedy available to Matrix under the Matrix Education PARENT AND STUDENT AGREEMENT, a student, student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) (as applicable) must pay to Matrix on demand:

  1. the amount of any Indemnified Loss suffered or incurred by Matrix arising out of or in connection with a breach of copyright or confidentiality by a student or their parent(s) or guardian(s); and
  2. an amount equal to any additional Tax assessable on Matrix arising out of or in connection with the receipt by Matrix of a payment in relation to breach of copyright and/or confidentiality.

These terms and conditions in relation to the enforcement of copyright and confidentiality in the Matrix Academic Resources will not merge on completion or termination of the Matrix Education PARENT AND STUDENT AGREEMENT.

 

Appendix: One Prices for Replacement Resources

YearFacultyPrice (Theory Book)Price (Workbooklet)
7 – 8English$100NA
Maths$100inc
9 & 10 English$150NA
Maths$100$50
Science$100$50
11English$150NA
Maths$120$80
Science$150inc
12English$200NA
Maths$150$100
Science$150$100

 

Appendix Two – Definitions in the Matrix PARENT AND STUDENT AGREEMENT and Direct Debit Terms and Conditions

 

The following capitalised expressions are referred to in the Matrix PARENT AND STUDENT AGREEMENT and the Matrix Education Resources Policy.

 

Claims” includes any actions, suits, claim, notice, causes of action, demands, costs (including legal costs and expenses and any existing unsatisfied cost orders), expenses, debts dues, liabilities (including taxes, penalties and interest), damages, losses, proceedings, litigation, investigation or judgments, however they arise and whether they are present or future, fixed or unascertained, actual or continent

Confidential Information” and “Matrix Academic Resources” have the same meaning as those expressions are given in the Matrix Education Resources Policy

Indemnified Losses” means, in relation to any fact, matter or circumstance, all losses, costs, charges, damages, expenses and other liabilities arising out of or in connection with that fact, matter or circumstance including all legal and other professional expenses on a solicitor-client basis incurred in connection with investigating, disputing, defending or settling any claim, action, demand or proceeding relating to that fact, matter or circumstance (including any claim, action, demand or proceeding based on the terms of this agreement)

Tax” means all forms of taxes, duties, excise, surcharge, contribution, imposts, charges, withholdings, rates, levies or other governmental impositions whether direct or indirect, of whatever nature and by whatever authority imposed, assessed or charged together with all costs, charges, fees, interest, penalties, fines, expenses and other additional statutory charges, incidental or related to the imposition and Taxation has a corresponding meaning

Term” means the relevant quarter of a calendar year

 

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