Questacon Maker Project Holiday Workshops Terms and Conditions

Code of Conduct

  1. Participants must obey all lawful instructions from the workshop Manager and Support Staff such as (but not limited to) all reasonable instructions, directions and procedures relating to work health and safety in operation at our premises.
  2. Participants must not consume alcohol, use illegal substances, or smoke cigarettes (including e-cigarettes) whilst participating in the workshop in any capacity.
  3. Once registered with the Manager, Participants must not depart from the workshop environment without the approval of the workshop Manager or the Support Staff.
  4. Participants are representing their school, family, organisation or business and Questacon. No discredit should be brought to any of the above. Behaviour befitting a Participant will be required at all times.
  5. Disrespectful behaviour will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
  6. If Participants have any problems or face difficulties during the workshop, they are to report them to the workshop Manager as soon as possible.
  7. There is to be:
    1. Respect for the venue, other Participants, Questacon staff and all property;
    2. No interference with other people’s property; and
    3. No use of venue telephones and other services (except at the Participant’s expense).
  8. The Participant’s parent(s)/guardian will be liable for any damage or loss caused to Questacon’s property and premises resulting from the Participant’s conduct.
  9. Once signed in, Participants must attend all approved activities unless given permission to do otherwise.
  10. Participants agree to wear enclosed footwear and any other stipulated uniform requirement.
  11. Participants agree to demonstrate punctuality as required by the workshop Manager.
  12. Participants are required to take care of their possessions whilst at the workshop. Questacon will not be held liable for any loss or damage to Participants’ possessions.

Breaches of any Code of Conduct Rules may lead to immediate expulsion from the workshop. Should expulsion occur, the Participant’s parent(s)/guardian will be contacted and appropriate travel arrangements will be made. Any and all additional expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the Participant’s parent(s)/guardian.

Ongoing management of COVID-19

The safety of Participants and staff is of the utmost importance to Questacon. Questacon is implementing strategies to ensure the workshop will proceed in a safe manner.

Prior to the event, state, territory and national restrictions will be assessed to ensure inter-state travel, quarantine requirements and health and safety standards will not be breached by proceeding with this event. Questacon reserves the right to cancel the workshop prior to commencement of or during the event if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the health of the Participants, staff, and associated persons, or if Questacon determines that the event cannot proceed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Participants must adhere to all best practice hygiene and social distancing requirements as outlined by Government advice and as directed by Questacon staff. A Participant’s failure to adhere to any direction by Questacon staff may lead to immediate expulsion from the program at the sole expense of the Participant or the Participant’s parent(s)/guardian if the Participant is under 18 years of age.

Participants must not attend the workshop and subsequently notify Questacon if, within two weeks of the start of the workshop:

  • They have been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19;
  • They are displaying COVID-19 like symptoms (such as a fever of 37.5 degrees or higher and/or a respiratory infection, such as shortness of breath, cough or sore throat, as defined by Government advice);
  • They have arrived in Australian from overseas; or
  • They are from or have visited a location that Government advice determines to be a high risk area.

Failure to notify of any of the above may lead to immediate expulsion from the workshop at the sole expense of the Participant or the Participant’s parent(s)/guardian if the Participant is under 18 years of age.

Consent to Apply First Aid

In the event of any emergency, injury or illness, parents/guardians authorise any official from Questacon Staff in charge of the workshop, to obtain on your behalf and at your expense, any medical assistance, treatment and transportation as deemed necessary.

Registration Fees, Daily Registration and Transport

Provision of services and staff need to be booked well in advance and as such, once the ticket cost has been paid this amount will not be refunded.

For Duty of Care purposes, Participants will be required to register daily for the program to ensure that all Participants are accounted for throughout the day and leave the workshop premises safely.

All transportation to and from The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre (IPTLC) will need to be arranged by the Participants or their parents/guardians. If using public transport please check local timetables. The IPTLC will open 15 minutes prior to the start of each session to allow for sign in. The first session of the day will commence at 9 am. The last session of the day will finish at 4 pm. Please ensure punctuality and arrange transportation appropriately.

Questacon’s Privacy Obligations

Under the Privacy Act 1988, Questacon is required to have a clearly expressed and up to date policy about the way Questacon manages personal information. This policy contains information about how you may access the personal information Questacon holds about you, and how you may correct any inaccuracies in that information. It also includes information as to how you may make a complaint about a breach of the Act, and how Questacon will respond to such a complaint.

A copy of Questacon’s privacy policy is available on the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources website at: http://www.industry.gov.au/Pages/PrivacyPolicy.aspx.

More information about the Privacy Act can be obtained from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website at: www.oaic.gov.au.

Collection and Use of Your Personal Information by Questacon

The information you share as part of the registration process (including personal, contact, special requirements, dietary and financial details) will only be used for the purpose of organising Questacon programs and to ensure your safety as a participant. Your information and particulars will not be shared with a third party. All records of your financial information will be destroyed after your payment for a workshop has been confirmed.

During the workshops, Participants may be asked to fill in surveys or participate in interviews regarding the workshop. These surveys and interviews will be anonymous, and will not collect any personal information. Results from the surveys and interviews will be used for internal assessment and reporting in relation to the holiday programs by Questacon, and may be used for future program evaluation by Questacon or a third party. As a Participant, you give permission to Questacon to use the information you provide in surveys and interviews regarding the workshop for these purposes.

If Questacon seeks to collect, use or disclose personal information from Participants other than as described above (for example, if Questacon intends to take photos or video footage in which Participants may be identified), Questacon will separately notify you of its intention to do so and ask for your consent for that collection, use and/or disclosure.