Terms and Conditions

This website is owned and operated by Commerce Studies Hub Pty Ltd (ACN 629 971 553), trading as The Legal Studies Hub (ABN 65 629 971 553) (the Company). In these Terms, ‘us’, ‘we’ and ‘our’ means the Company.

By accessing and/or using this website and related services, and/or buying products or services, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, which include our Privacy Policy (Terms). You should review our Privacy Policy and these Terms carefully. If you do not agree with these Terms, you should immediately cease using our website and not purchase any products or services.

These Terms include terms and conditions about payments, bookings and refunds. You should read these carefully if you intend to purchase, or do purchase, products from us, or intend to make, or do make, bookings with us.

In Australia, our goods and services come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. Nothing in these terms and conditions purports to modify or exclude the conditions, warranties and undertakings, and other legal rights, under the Australian Competition and Consumer Act and other laws. Any and all other warranties or conditions which are not guaranteed by the Australian Consumer Law or the Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010 are expressly excluded where permitted, including liability for incidental or consequential damages caused by breach of any express or implied warranty or condition.


1. Registration

You may need to be a registered member to make orders or access our products from our website.

When you register and activate your account, you may need to provide us with personal information such as your name, email address and telephone number. You must ensure that this information is accurate and current. We will handle all personal information we collect in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

When you register and activate your account, we will provide you with a user name and password. You are responsible for keeping this user name and password secure and are responsible for all use and activity carried out under this user name.

2. Minors

If you are under the age of 13 years, you must not create an account, purchase any tickets, or register as a member.

If you are aged 13 or older but under the age of 18, you represent that you have reviewed these Terms with your parent or legal guardian to make sure that you and your parent or legal guardian understand these Terms.

If you are a parent or guardian permitting a person under the age of 18 (a Minor) to create an account or purchase a product such as a booking at an event (such as a masterclass, workshop or revision session), you agree to:

  • exercise supervision over the Minor’s use of our website and account;
  • assume all risks associated with the Minor’s use of our website and their account, including the transmission of content or information to and from third parties via the Internet;
  • ensure that the content and information that the Minor may encounter on our website are suitable for the Minor;
  • assume liabilities resulting from the Minor’s use of our website and their account;
  • guarantee the Minor’s performance of the contract, including making payment for any products;
  • ensure the accuracy and truthfulness of all information submitted by the Minor; and
  • if requested, provide the consents contained in these Terms on behalf of the Minor.

We may ask you to confirm that you have your parent’s or guardian’s permission and that they have agreed to these Terms on your behalf, and, even if we do not do this, we will assume that this is the case and will provide access to our website and your account on this basis.

3. Collection Notice

We collect personal information about you to process your purchases, respond to your enquiries, process your registration and for purposes otherwise set out in our Privacy Policy.

We may disclose that information to third parties that help us deliver our services (including information technology suppliers, communication suppliers and our business partners) or as required by law. If you do not provide this information, we may not be able to provide all of our services or products to you.

Our Privacy Policy explains: (i) how we store and use, and how you may access and correct your personal information; (ii) how you can lodge a complaint regarding the handling of your personal information; and (iii) how we will handle any complaint. If you would like any further information about our privacy policies or practices, please contact us at info@legalstudieshub.com.au. By providing your personal information to us, you consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of that information as described in the Privacy Policy and these Terms.

4. Accuracy, completeness and timeliness of information

The information on our website is not comprehensive and is intended to provide a summary of the subject matter covered. While we use all reasonable attempts to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information on our website, to the extent permitted by law, including the Australian Consumer Law, we make no warranty regarding the information on this website. You should monitor any changes to the information contained on this website.

We are not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with the use of this website or a linked website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use from our website is free of viruses or anything else (such as worms or Trojan horses) that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems. We may, from time to time and without notice, change or add to the website (including the Terms) or the information, products or services described in it. However, we do not undertake to keep the website updated. We are not liable to you or anyone else if errors occur in the information on the website or if that information is not up-to-date.

5. Purchase of trial examinations and assessment tasks

All trial examinations and assessment tasks are available for purchase by schools or by teachers for their classroom use only. The trial examinations and assessment tasks are not available for purchase for individual use only, including for private tutoring purposes or for student purposes. If you purchase and you are not a school or teacher, we may not process your order and may issue a refund (see 5.5 below).

To ensure that trial examinations and assessment tasks are only purchased by teachers for classroom use or by schools, we may ask you for Further Information (see 5.5 below).

5.1. Payments

5.1.1. Payment by electronic bank transfer or credit card

You may purchase trial examinations and assessment tasks by:

  • electronic bank transfer; or
  • credit card or PayPal.

If you choose to make payment in this way, the products or services will not be provided until the funds have cleared our account, and until we are provided with Further Information satisfactory to us (see section 5.5 below).

5.1.2. Payment by purchase order

You can submit a purchase order (school order) and request an invoice at the time of making a purchase. In doing so, you agree that when submitting the purchase order and purchase, you are forming a binding agreement between us and you (or your school) and that payment of the invoice must be paid within 14 days of the date of the invoice.

5.2. Processing time for downloadable products

If you have purchased downloadable products (for example, trial exams), we will endeavour to process your order and send you the products:

  • within 2 business days of payment being made if the product is already available;
  • within 2 business days of the product being made available; or
  • if applicable, within 2 business days of receipt of Further Information, on the basis that the Further Information provided to us is satisfactory to us and on the basis that the product is already available (see section 5.5 below).

5.3. Non-payment of invoices

If an invoice has not been paid in full within 14 days, we may cancel your order, revoke access to documents, or do all that is necessary to recover the funds payable to us.

If you have chosen to pay by bank transfer, and you have not transferred the funds within 14 days, we may cancel your order.

5.4. Returns or exchanges for products or services

There are no returns or exchanges on any of our products or services.

5.5. Request for further information

We may ask you for further information before processing your order and providing you with our products (Further Information). This is because some of the resources are exclusive to teachers for classroom use only and schools, and we want to do our best to ensure that only teachers are accessing teacher resources. We therefore may ask you for information to verify that you are a teacher, and that you are making use of the materials for classroom only, and not for any other use (including private tutoring).

We reserve the right to hold off on processing your order until we receive the Further Information. We may also refuse to provide you with the products if we are not satisfied that you are using the trial examinations and assessment tasks for classroom use, in which case we will issue you with a refund.

While we will undertake reasonable endeavours to verify your information, we take no responsibility and assume no liability if a student accesses teacher resources, or if a teacher accesses student resources.

6. Postage and handling

We do not post out any products. If you have purchased a downloadable product (such as a trial exam), you will receive an email with a link to the product, or with an attachment, or the document will be available to download from your account with us.

Any other products, such as marking guides, notes produced as part of student workshops or teacher resources, will be sent to you by email or will be available for download on your account.

If we are marking papers for you, we will ordinarily ask you to post the papers to us and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the papers for us to return them to you.

Alternatively:

  • you may choose to send us the papers electronically, but only on the basis that the number of papers is less than 10, and the papers are properly saved, scanned and legible; or
  • you may deliver the papers to us and arrange for them to be collected.

Otherwise, we can provide you with an estimate of postage costs for us to send the papers to you once you have placed your order.

7. Security

We want to maintain the integrity of our products, and we want to ensure that people respect our business by not disseminating them in a way which is contrary to these Terms. To say it in simpler terms, we don’t want people stealing our products, or people providing them to those who haven’t purchased them.

To protect our products, we:

  • will make it clear on our documents that they have been created by us, and copyright remains with us;
  • may make it clear that you are the purchaser of the product, by placing your name and/or your school’s name on the document(s); and
  • will password protect the document(s).

We reserve all our rights in relation to our copyright, and will do all that is necessary to protect our copyright, including but not limited to increasing security on our products, or refusing to supply you with any more products.

8. Events

We may from time to time schedule events such as workshops, webinars, seminars, incursions, or masterclasses (Event). Some Events are available for students and teachers, and others are available for teachers only.

8.1 Payment for student Events

Payment may be made for an Event for students by:

  • electronic bank transfer; or
  • credit card or PayPal.

If you choose to make payment in this way, you must ensure that funds have cleared our account before the commencement of the Event.

If funds have not cleared our account, we may cancel your ticket and refuse you access to the Event.

8.2 Payment for teacher Events

Please see section 5.1 above for how teacher Events can be paid for.

8.3 Cancellations

If a booking for an Event is made and:

  • you cancel your order more than 7 days prior to the Event, you will receive a full refund, less a processing fee of $5;
  • you cancel your order within 7 days prior to the Event, but more than 48 hours before the Event starts, you will receive 50% of your total payment;
  • you cancel your order within 48 hours of the Event starting, you forfeit the full payment;
  • you don’t show up to the Event and you have not notified us before 48 hours of the start of the Event, you forfeit the full payment.

We will endeavour to process refunds, where they are available to you, within 5 business days of the cancellation.

8.4 Bookings made by or on behalf of Minors

Please see section 2 above.

9. Linked sites

Our website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. Unless expressly stated otherwise, we do not endorse and are not responsible for the content on those linked websites and have no control over or rights in those linked websites.

10. Intellectual property rights

10.1. General

Unless otherwise indicated, we own or license from third parties all rights, title and interest (including copyright, designs, patents, trademarks and other intellectual property right) in this website and in all of the material (including all text, graphics, logos, audio and software) made available on this website (Content).

Your use of this website and use of and access to any Content does not grant or transfer any rights, title or interest to you in relation to this website or the Content. However we do grant you a licence to access the website and view the Content on the terms and conditions set out in these Terms and, where applicable, as expressly authorised by us and/or our third party licensors.

Reproduction or redistribution of this website or the Content is prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties. In addition, you must not copy the Content to any other server, location or support for publication, reproduction or distribution,.

All other use, copying or reproduction of this website, the Content or any part of it is prohibited, except to the extent permitted by law.

10.2 Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

The VCAA owns the copyright from the VCE Study Design and all other VCAA Legal Studies documents, and content from these documents are reproduced with permission. VCE is a registered trademark of the VCAA.

11. No commercial use

This website is for your personal, non-commercial, educational use only. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, commercially exploit, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any Content, software, products or services contained within this website, unless otherwise permitted as per section 11.1 below. You may not use this website, or any of its Content, to further any commercial purpose, including any advertising or advertising revenue generation activity on your own website.

11.1. Use by teachers

Teachers who have purchased trial exam papers, school assessment tasks or coursework or other resources from us may only copy, distribute, transmit or display those products to their students for their educational use only. Teachers may not modify these products, and are not entitled to publish the products on an external or public site. Teachers are also not entitled to make use of these products for private tutoring purposes.

Teachers may not publish the products on their school portal or intranet until the end of the calendar year, at which time they are free to publish the products on their school portal or intranet. However, teachers must ensure that (a) the products are not available to the public at all when they are published on the portal or intranet; and (b) that they only do so after 31 December in the year they purchased the products.

12. Unacceptable activity

You must not do any act that we would deem to be inappropriate, is unlawful or is prohibited by any laws applicable to our website, including but not limited to:

  • any act that would constitute a breach of either the privacy (including uploading private or personal information without an individual’s consent) or any other of the legal rights of individuals;
  • using this website to defame or libel us, our employees or other individuals;
  • uploading files that contain viruses that may cause damage to our property or the property of other individuals;
  • posting or transmitting to this website any non-authorised material including, but not limited to, material that is, in our opinion, likely to cause annoyance, or which is defamatory, racist, obscene, threatening, pornographic or otherwise or which is detrimental to or in violation of our systems or a third party’s systems or network security.

If we allow you to post any information to our website, we have the right to take down this information at our sole discretion and without notice.

13. Warranties and disclaimers

To the maximum extent permitted by law, including the Australian Consumer Law, we make no warranties or representations about this website or the Content, including but not limited to warranties or representations that they will be complete, accurate or up-to-date, that access will be uninterrupted or error-free or free from viruses, or that this website will be secure.

We reserve the right to restrict, suspend or terminate without notice your access to this website, any Content, or any feature of this website at any time without notice and we will not be responsible for any loss, cost, damage or liability that may arise as a result.

The content of this website, any Content and our products and services are not endorsed by or affiliated with the VCAA, or any other organisation, including any organisation associated with or an employer of our staff or directors or any other employees of the employer, and the VCAA and those organisations and people gives no warranties about the accuracy of such content. To the extent permitted by law, the VCAA and all other third parties exclude all liability for any loss or damage caused by accessing or using the content of this website, any Content and any of our products and services.

We make no representations or warranties about the accuracy of any questions contained in trial examinations and assessment tasks, how the VCE Legal Studies Study Design may be assessed by the VCAA, the interpretation of task words or command words, or how questions may be marked by the VCAA, and what types of responses or points may be accepted by the VCAA. While every care is taken, The Legal Studies Hub accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained in its resources and services.

We make no representations or warranties about the accuracy of any marking services provided to teachers and schools. While every care is taken, The Legal Studies Hub accepts no responsibilities for the marks awarded to students or whether there are any omissions or errors made during the marking process. All responsibility for checking the accuracy of marking rests with the teacher and the school.

Teachers and schools must not in any way market our products, Events or services as being associated with, affiliated with, provided by, or endorsed by any organisation, and must not promote our presenters or staff in any way other than as a textbook author, education consultant, or industry expert.

14. Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, including the Australian Consumer Law, in no event shall we be liable for any direct and indirect loss, damage or expense – irrespective of the manner in which it occurs – which may be suffered due to your use of our website and/or the information or materials contained on it, or from the purchase of any products or services, or as a result of the inaccessibility of this website and/or the fact that certain information or materials contained on it or in our products or services are incorrect, incomplete or not up-to-date. This includes, but is not limited to, any direct and indirect loss allegedly or actually suffered by students and/or teachers in relation to VCE Legal Studies assessment, marking, or results.

15. Jurisdiction and governing law

Your use of the website and these Terms are governed by the law of the state of Victoria and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts exercising jurisdiction in Victoria.