Terms and Conditions – SCE Cambridge Exam Centre
These Terms and Conditions are for private candidates, and for school administrators enrolling candidates through our center. Please read them carefully before registering for a Cambridge English exam. School administrators should explain these Terms and Conditions to their students.
Fees must be paid in $AUD when candidate names are registered. Proof of payment must be sent to SCE Examination Centre Office by email, fax or post by the entry closing date (see current Dates & Fees Schedule).
Enrolment is only complete when candidate names have been registered and the SCE Cambridge Examination Centre has received the corresponding exam fees. A receipt will be issued as confirmation of enrolment. Candidate names can be registered online or in person at our Cambridge Examination Centre before the entry closing date (see current Dates & Fees Schedule). After enrolment, candidates cannot: change examinations (e.g. FCE to CAE); change to another session (e.g. June to December); transfer their enrolment to another person; or transfer their enrolment fee to another centre in Australia or overseas.
Australian Student Visas:
Any candidate registering for the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam for the purpose of an Australian student visa application, must answer “YES” to the question about enrolment for visa purposes through DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship) on the online registration form. This cannot be changed after registration.
There are two late enrolment stages:
Stage 1 – 1 to 7 calendar days after the entry closing date,
Stage 2 – 8 to 14 calendar days after the entry closing date.
Late enrolments can only be made by contacting the SCE Cambridge Examinations office to check availability of places, and must be accompanied by the additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 late fee (see current Dates & Fees Schedule).
Applications for Special Arrangements (e.g. dyslexia) must be made at the time of enrolment and no later. Current supporting documentation (no older than 2 years) must be supplied with every application. Special Arrangements may not be possible for late enrolments.
SCE Cambridge Examination centre will run exams throughout the year (please see Dates & Fees schedule for details) provided there is a minimum number of ten (10) candidates in any one exam. Any enrolment fee paid for an exam that is not held due to insufficient numbers will be refunded in full.
Cambridge ESOL in the UK sets dates for the written and listening tests; they are final and cannot be altered. The speaking tests will be held during the two weeks before the written papers, so candidates must be available then. All tests for PET and BEC (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) are held on the same day wherever possible. Candidates who do not attend part of the exam will be marked as absent. All parts of the exam must be taken in order to receive an exam grade. Results are not issued for part of the test only.
Cambridge Examinations may be taken by people of any age, race or nationality, but are specifically designed for speakers of languages other than English. Candidates must provide photo identification on request at every exam sitting.
Test Day Photographs:
It is now mandatory (since July 2012) for all candidates to have their photograph taken on exam day, as per Cambridge ESOL regulations. Registration constitutes the candidate’s consent to a test day photograph. Photographs will usually be taken on the day of the Speaking test. Candidates who do not comply with this regulation will not be allowed to sit the exam, and will not receive any refund of their exam fee. Candidates under the age of 18 must provide written permission from a parent or guardian to have their photograph taken.
Notification of exact times and test venues will be provided by email approximately three weeks before the speaking tests.
Candidates can access their results online approximately 6 weeks after an exam, by going to candidates.cambridgeenglish.org. Shortly after the enrolment closing date, candidates receive a Confirmation of Enrolment form containing an exam timetable, personalized candidate ID number, a secret number for retrieving results, important instructions, and the exact date of results publication.
Certificates are dispatched approximately six weeks after the results are published. Schools should forward certificates to their students by registered mail. Individual candidates who want their certificate sent to an overseas address must pay a Postage & Handling Fee for registered mail at the time of enrolment (see current Dates & Fees Schedule). Candidates who are due to receive a certificate should contact their school or the SCE Cambridge Examinations Center office if they have not received it within six months of sitting the exam.
No refunds are given once an enrolment has been made and a receipt issued. A change in travel plans or a decision to withdraw on academic grounds will not be considered.
No refunds are available once any part of the exam has been taken.
In the case of withdrawal due to illness prior to any part of the exam being taken, notification must be made to the SCE Cambridge Examination Centre office immediately, and a medical certificate provided within 3 working days. All negotiations should be conducted through the school entering the candidate, or direct with our office in the case of private candidates.