Short Courses, Professional Diploma, and Specialized Diploma Courses:

learners will be granted access to online live class once course fees have been paid in full.

Postgraduate Diploma:

Learners undertaking the postgraduate program may avail of a 60-day payment structure as follows:

50% of the fee payable upfront

50% of the fee payable after 60 days (from the initial payment date)

Learners will be granted access to the first part of the Postgraduate Diploma course once the first payment (50%) is made, the remaining fee must be paid with 60 days at which point full access to the program will be granted.


Learners undertaking the master’s program may avail of a 120-day payment structure as follows:

35% of the fee payable upfront

35% of the fee payable after 60 days (from the initial payment date)

30% of the fee payable after 120 days (from the initial payment date)

Learners will be granted access to the first part of the taught element of the Master’s program once the first payment (35% of the course fee) is made, the remainder of the taught element of the course will be made available on receipt of the 2nd installment (35% of the course fee). Full access to the entire program (taught and research) will be granted on receipt of the full program fees (Final 30%).

Failure to make payments in the above timeframe will result in the student being withdrawn from the program and access to the Learning Management System being revoked. All fees paid up to this point are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Start date:

Early access to your online program is granted once the course fee is paid. Your official start date, however, is the 1st day of the month following payment, regardless of when the course is first accessed.

For example

If you pay on any date in April 2019, your official start date is May 1st, 2019. If you pay on any date in May 2019, your official start date is June 1st, 2019.

Validity of Invoices

An invoice issued by the Stepping Skills is valid for a 14 day period from the date of issue, Stepping Skills reserves the right to withdraw an invoice within this period.

Subscription Holders

Subscription holders agree to pay the monthly, annual, or course fee specified when you purchase a Subscription. Depending on where you transact with us, the type of payment method used, and where your payment method was issued, your transaction with us may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices because of exchange rates and other geographic-specific pricing. Any agreement you have with your payment provider will govern your use of your specified payment method. Your failure to terminate and/or continued use of your Subscription reaffirms that we are authorized to charge you for that Subscription. This does not waive our right to seek payment directly from you.


You may be asked to provide a credit, charge or debit card number from a card issuer that we accept in order to activate your Subscription – your authorizations in this section also apply to our payment processor and any other company who acts as a billing agent for us. You hereby authorize us to charge your specified payment method on a monthly or annual basis, in advance, for recurring Subscriptions, and to charge in advance for any course based or other subscription models, and/or to place a hold on your payment method with respect to any unpaid charges for Subscriptions. You authorize the issuer of your selected payment method to pay any amounts described herein without requiring a signed receipt. You authorize us to continue to attempt to charge and/or place holds with respect to all sums described herein, or any portion thereof, to your payment method until such amounts are paid in full. You agree to provide updated payment information upon request and any time the information you previously provided is no longer valid. You acknowledge and agree that Digital Marketing Institute, will not have any liability whatsoever for any insufficient funds or other charges incurred by you as a result of attempts to charge, and/or place holds on, your specified payment method as contemplated by these Terms.

You agree to pay us, through our payment processors, all charges at the prices then in effect for any purchase in accordance with the applicable payment terms presented to you at the time of purchase. You agree to make payment using the payment method you provide when you sign up for a Subscription. We reserve the right to correct, or to instruct our payment processor or financing partner to correct, any errors or mistakes, even if payment has already been requested or received.


On failure of your agreed subscription payment, we will attempt to charge your card a further 2 times. On failure of the third attempt, we will proceed to cancel your subscription and you will no longer have access to our services. Service will only be reinstated on payment of remaining annual balance upfront.


Learners who wish to defer their commencement date of a program may do so in extenuating circumstances. Deferrals may only be applied to learners who have paid the program fees in full and are at the discretion of the Stepping Skills.

Leave of Absence

A Leave of absence may be accommodated for learners in extenuating circumstances to an initial maximum period of 3 months and are accommodated at the discretion of the Digital Marketing Institute.


Stepping Skills reserves the right to refuse tuition fees and reserves the right to deny any applications.