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Yes. There are NO residency requirements for any of the MDBA courses or programs of study. All of your assignments, including any hands-on components, can be done where you are. We have students completing their studies from all over the world.
We do not provide payment plan options at this time.
The tuition fees can be found on each course details page. Australian residents pay GST. There are no other fees (e.g. no enrolment or graduation fees etc.).
The MDBA will provide a refund if requested via email within 7 days from the date of enrolment. There will be an administration fee of 30% of the course fees. All refunds will be paid in $AUD. The administration fee covers the time required to process the enrolment, the withdrawal/refund process, the course materials provided to the student and any other expenses incurred by the MDBA to process request .
Yes. All MDBA members receive between 10% and 50% discount on all courses. The amount of the discount depends on which course students are enrolling in.
An institutional discount is available for any individual, company or organization enrolling multiple students. The organization must contact us and provide proof of each person's employment paid or voluntary in the organization. The students do not need to be enrolled at the same time. After the first student is enrolled, a 10% discount on the tuition for any future students will be made available. Contact us for details.
No. Unless otherwise stated on the course page, the student is responsible for acquiring any required or recommended reading materials at their own expense.
A student may appeal a decision to the MDBA Board. The ground for appeals are outlined in our Education Policy found here.
A certificate or diploma is not a degree. It is a document certifying the completion of a course of study involving multiple courses. The MDBA does not issue degrees. We award certificates or diplomas to represent graduation from our own programs of study.
No. The MDBA provides challenging and advanced coursework and programs of study related to our area of expertise, canine studies. Our credentials are respected and meaningful but not accredited. The absence of accreditation is in no way an indication of lack of credibility or lack of quality of our courses.
We are a non-vocational, private institution offering certificate and diploma courses and programs in our area of expertise. We offer challenging programs of study intended for personal interest or professional development.
If you have damaged or lost your certificate or diploma and you would like a replacement, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $10AUS administration fee which covers the replacement certificate or diploma and shipping and handling costs.
MDBA breeder members have to provide either the original registered pedigree certificate notarized to change ownership on the MDBA registry or a copy of the pedigree certificate to all people who purchase their dogs.
No the MDBA has only one level of registration on the main stud registry.
An MDBA member can provide a copy of the registered pedigree which has been provided to them by the MDBA to the owner rather than the original certificate. The breeder may keep the original until such time as some condition is met .eg. the dog is desexed or the breeder may never give the buyer the original pedigree certificate if they do not want the dog to be bred with and the puppies able to be registered on our stud registry. The MDBA will only accept original certificates to enable someone to use a dog for breeding MDBA registered puppies. If the breeder does not supply the original certificate the control remains with the breeder. The breeder is required to explain this in writing to the buyer prior to time of sale.
Will the MDBA accept other registry’s limited register papers to enable their members to use these dogs for breeding and register the puppies on the MDBA registry?
Yes. we trust that our breeders are making the best decisions for their dogs and will choose dogs they know will bring benefit to their breeding programs.
No, however, you do need to register your puppies on an MDBA recognised purebred dog registry OR the MDBA registry. If you are breeding dogs on the foundation registry you MUST register all puppies bred on the MDBA registry.
No but the owner of the stud dog must sign a service certificate to validate the mating.