Terms & Conditions

I, the undersigned have applied to become a participant on the Work & Travel Australia program (the Program), offered by the American Institute for Foreign Study (Australia) Pty Ltd (AIFS) ABN 58 087 638 499.

I acknowledge and agree that the Program is offered by AIFS subject to these Terms and Conditions (Terms). I accept these Terms and agree to be legally bound by them.

1. Eligibility & Compliance

a) I will comply with all visa and screening requirements. I will be responsible for maintaining a valid passport and complying with all vaccinations and immunisation requirements.

b) I will review all preparatory materials provided to me before and upon arrival in Australia.

c) I will abide by all appropriate regulations and instructions of the Australian Government and obey all applicable laws.

d) At the completion of my stay I will return to my home country on or before the expiry of my ‘duration of stay’ as determined by Australian immigration and will not attempt to return subsequently to Australia without a valid and current visa.

2. Program Fees & Other Costs

a) I agree to pay the Program Fees, which are listed on this site and are subject to change. The Program Fees are payable in accordance with the following schedule:

Deposit Payment: Payable upon application.

Final Payment: Payable 4 weeks prior to departure

If the Program Fees are not paid in accordance with the schedule, I understand that AIFS reserves the right to cancel my application from the Program with no refund being payable.

b) I understand that I am responsible for my return airfare to Australia, my visa, any vaccines or immunisation required under the Program, and any quarantine costs.

4. Cancellations and Refunds

No refund is applicable to the Deposit Payment.

If I wish to cancel my Program greater than 7 days prior to my scheduled start date I will be eligible for a 50% of my Final Payment.

I understand that if I withdraw or cancel from the Program for any reason, within 7 days prior to the commencement of my Program, no refund will be payable.

Refund requests must be made in writing.

5. Background Information & Privacy

a) I understand that my details will be forwarded to AIFS in Australia and if requested by me, to prospective employers in order to facilitate a job placement for me. By providing information to AIFS, I consent to the processing of this information in accordance with Terms of the Program and the Australian Privacy Act 1998.

b) I understand that failing to provide full and accurate responses to the questions asked in this application, may result in the rejection of my application for pre-placement in employment. I hereby warrant that the information I have given in the application form completed by me is accurate. I also declare that all qualifications gained and certificates and references provided, including photocopies are genuine. AIFS reserves the right to decline an application. Reasonable precautions are taken to protect personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, unauthorised disclosure, alteration and destruction.

6. Indemnity

a) I will indemnify AIFS, its staff, agents and all affiliated organisations from any damages, losses or claims resulting from my participation on the Program.

b) I agree that AIFS may take such actions as it considers necessary regarding my health and safety during my time on the Program, including securing medical treatment for me and transporting me to my home country. I release AIFS from any liability relating to the medical care received and agree to pay for any medical or transportation expenses that are not covered by insurance.

9. Warranty and Dispute Resolution

There is no warranty as to the satisfaction or compatibility of any candidate as an Applicant for a particular Employer. Where a dispute arises, the parties must use reasonable endeavours to resolve any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, relating to or in connection with these Terms through negotiation between them.

This clause shall survive termination of the Program and these Terms.

10. Force Majeure

If the placement is cancelled due to Force Majeure AIFS will endeavour to find another placement however AIFS will not be liable for refunds or pay any compensation to you.

Force Majeure includes but is not limited to natural disasters, acts of government or authorities, war or the threat of war, pandemics, acts of terrorism, airline strikes or any other major event which is out of the control of AIFS.

11. Release of Claims Against AIFS

I unconditionally release AIFS from any claims for damage, injury, loss, or expense of any sort incurred in connection with the Program. This release includes, but is not limited to, liability for any intentional or negligent acts or omissions by me while my Program is active.

Every effort is made by AIFS to ensure the suitability of the Applicant to the work offered by an Employer for pre-placed employment however it is the responsibility of I, the Applicant to be satisfied as to the appropriateness of the employment offered to me.

12. Privacy Consent

I understand that the application to the Program requires me to disclose sensitive and personal information. I understand that if I request a preplaced job, this application will be sent to AIFS and AIFS will then forward my application to prospective employers in an effort to obtain a placement for me in the Program.

In the unlikely event of a legal claim, lawsuit or arrest in connection with my participation in the Program, it may be necessary to provide my application to attorneys or insurers, if AIFS receives a valid court order or subpoena, to whatever entity is determined to have a legal right to obtain this information.

The AIFS Privacy Policy provides that my personal information will not be disclosed to any other parties unless I am given notice and an opportunity to object, AIFS takes reasonable precautions to protect personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. By completing and submitting this application, I am authorising AIFS to disseminate the information that is contained in my application in the manner and for the purposes set forth above. I understand that I may revoke this consent at any time and I can request access to my personal information by sending a written request to AIFS.