Laureate Australia Alumni Grant Terms and Conditions

By entering the Laureate Australia Alumni Grant application process, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:


1. Information on how to enter forms part of these Terms and Conditions.

2. The application process opens on 12 September 2016 and closes at 17:00 AEST on 14 October 2016 (“Application Period”).

3. The application process is open to Laureate Australia alumni who are current Australian residents and have graduated with a Diploma or higher educational qualification from Think: Colleges, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School or Torrens University (excluding graduates of Media Design School courses) within the past 24 months (an “Entrant”). Entrants must have a social good project that is yet to be implemented or has been implemented but requires financial assistance to be further developed. The social good project or idea must have an entrepreneurial focus and be of some benefit to the public by offering sustainable, innovative or efficient solutions to challenges faced in various communities. Entrants under 18 must have the consent of their parent or legal guardian consent to enter the application process and provide personal information about themselves. Laureate Australia does not require Entrants to be currently enrolled as students and no fee is payable to enter the application process.

4. To enter, Entrants must during the Application Period comply with the following:

(a)  Provide a 1-2 page written proposal about their social good project and how it will have a positive impact on the public. The proposal must include reference to the college or university mentioned above which the Entrant attended with course details including completion date and the Entrant’s full name, contact details and residential address;

(b)  Provide academic and industry references including full name of referee, relationship to Entrant, company name and contact details of referee;

(c)  Complete the written proposal and video in accordance with the attached explanatory materials;

(d)  Entries must be received by Laureate Australia within the Application Period;

(e)  All entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt by Laureate Australia and NOT at the time of transmission by the Entrant;

(f)  All entries must be the original independent creation of the Entrant; and

(g)  Laureate Australia reserves the right to request the applicant and/or recipient of the grant to provide proof of age and identity. Identification considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of Laureate Australia.


5. Submissions will be judged by a selection committee panel consisting of Laureate Australia qualified representatives (including Deans and General Managers) and employer representatives chosen by Laureate Australia.

6. The selection committee will choose 4 Entrants as finalists who will each be awarded a grant in the initial round of the application process.

7. The final round of the application process is for each of the finalists chosen by the selection committee panel to present their proposal to an executive judging panel consisting of Laureate Australia executive personnel and other representatives at the discretion of Laureate Australia (which may be by telephone, online or in person) to compete for another overall grant.

8. Laureate Australia reserves the right to verify the validity of entries at any time during or after the Application Period, and reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Failure by Laureate Australia to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

9. Laureate Australia is neither responsible nor liable for late, lost or misdirected entries, or entries not received by Laureate Australia for any reason whatsoever. Entrants should not send in original copies of their entries. No responsibility will be taken by Laureate Australia in the event that the original entry is lost or damaged in editing.

10. The decisions of the selection committee panel and executive judging panel will be made in the absolute discretion of the panels (based on its view of the creativity of the video submission and the performance of chosen Entrants in the presentation) and its decision will be final.

11. The successful Entrants of the initial round will be notified by 21 October 2016 by phone and/or email. Laureate Australia is not obliged to notify unsuccessful Entrants. An announcement to the public will be made on 27 October 2016.


12. There will be four grants provided as cheques in Australian dollars to a value of $2,000 each awarded to successful Entrants chosen as finalists who have graduated with a Diploma or higher educational qualification within the past 24 months from one of the following verticals: Business, Design, Health and Hospitality. One of those four recipients chosen by the executive judging panel as the overall Laureate Alumni Grant recipient will be awarded an extra grant to a value of $8,000.

13. The grant must be taken in the form offered and the grant is not transferrable.

14. Laureate Australia will pay for domestic airfares from within Australia to Sydney for each of the finalists to present their social good project and/or attend the William Blue Dining finalists’ dinner. Laureate Australia will also cover up to 3 nights’ accommodation in Sydney for the finalists and reimburse up to $200 for other travel expenses incurred during their trip including taxi transfers to and from the airport.

15. Flights are economy class and may be indirect. The airline’s Conditions of Carriage apply to all flights. Airline flight route and dates of travel are subject to Laureate Australia’s absolute and final decision.

16. It is the responsibility of the finalists to ensure they are checked in for their flights, and arrive at the airport, on the correct date and at the time specified by the relevant airline carrier. Laureate Australia is not responsible for any costs associated with the finalist missing any of their flights.

17. Unless specified otherwise, the finalists are responsible for all expenses including, without limitation, transport to and from departure point including but not limited to additional domestic airfares if required, any meals or beverages, any sightseeing or activities, any transfers, any insurance, personal spending money, and all other ancillary costs, as well as obtaining any of these. The grant also excludes medical expenses, items of a personal nature, alcoholic beverages, optional tours, laundry, telephone calls, room or flight upgrades, incidentals, energy surcharges, gratuities, service charges, in-room charges or other ancillary costs associated with redeeming the grant other than those specified. These costs and expenses are the responsibility of the finalist. Any extension to the duration of the travel is at the finalist’s sole expense and subject to availability at the time of booking. Taxes for domestic travel are included in any domestic airfares.

18. Tax implications may arise from the grant and the finalists should seek independent financial advice prior to acceptance of the grant.

19. If for any reason this application process is not capable of running as planned (including but not limited to) technical failures, unauthorised intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the control of Laureate Australia which corrupts or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this application process, Laureate Australia reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the application process.

Obligations of finalists

20. Laureate Australia and its institutions are not liable for any matters (including death and injury) occurring in relation to the finalists not directly related to their activities for the application process.

21. By accepting the grant, the finalists are required:

(a)  to complete written blog materials, appear in marketing videos and represent Laureate Australia institutions as a brand ambassador as reasonably requested by Laureate Australia, take part in marketing activities and events (such as open days, information evenings, workshops) and to provide testimonials if so required;

(b)  to allow their video submission to be used in public relations and media campaigns in such form as Laureate Australia may determine; and

(c)  to provide at the request of Laureate Australia proof of payments and purchases made towards their social good project.

Conduct of finalists

22. Successful Entrants will be acting as a brand ambassador for the Laureate Australia institutions. Serious misbehaviour or detrimental conduct may lead to Laureate Australia withdrawing all or part of the grant. The successful Entrant is responsible for their own actions and behaviour and Laureate Australia and its institutions accept to liability for those actions.


23. Laureate Education Services Australia Pty Ltd ACN 603 224 728 (“Laureate Australia”) is arranging this application process and is working in conjunction with its institutions Torrens University Australia Ltd ACN 154 937 005, Think: Colleges Pty Ltd ACN 050 049 299 and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Pty Ltd ACN 004 004 317.

24. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, Laureate Australia and each of the related entities (including theirs officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence) for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the application process, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under Laureate Australia’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or grant claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by Laureate Australia) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of Laureate Australia; (d) any variation in grant value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by the finalists or an Entrant; (f) participation in the application process and/or (g) redemption of the grant by the finalists.

25. The Entrants agree that Laureate Australia retains all right, title and interest in their copyright materials, patent rights, trademarks, designs and other property whether arising by common law or by statute. The Entrants warrant that their written proposal and video will not infringe those rights or the rights of any third person.

26. Entry details remain the property of Laureate Australia. Entrants’ personal information will be collected by Laureate Australia for the purpose of conducting and promoting this application process (including for the purpose of identifying and notifying the finalists). Without limiting the foregoing, Laureate Australia may disclose Entrants’ personal information to other parties assisting in the administration of the application process including to Laureate Australia’s related entities, external service providers and authorities that regulate this application process. Laureate Australia, its related entities and business partners (as applicable) may also use the Entrant’s personal information for the purpose of sending direct marketing messages with respect to programs, products and services available through any or all of them.

27. These terms and conditions and the conduct of the application process are governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia and all Entrants submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State and all courts which may hear appeal therefrom.