We price our courses mid-range in our market. (If you look you’ll find competitors higher in price and a few lower.)
We work hard, though, to make our training better than all of them – in fact the best value on the market. Here’s how:
Our courses are pitched at Beginner to Intermediate level.
If you’re starting out, you’ll find we put it in plain English and make it easy to understand. You’ll pick up the confidence and tools to get going.
If you’ve already made a start, you’ll gain useful insights into how to make better use of your time and use platforms more strategically and effectively.
The only pre-reqs are that you use the internet and are willing to learn.
The Social Media Course is our popular all-in-one program where we cover key platforms on one day.
Other courses go into individual platforms in more depth. This extra time allows us to do more hands-on work.
Unless there’s a specific platform you really want to learn about, we recommend you do the Social Media Course first.
You’ll find your class is a wonderfully varied, interesting group. People who are:
Most people who come on courses are battling to get social and digital media to really work for them.
At lunch and in the breaks you’ll meet kindred spirits confronting the same kinds of challenges as you. You’ll learn a thing or two from classmates, as well as from the course. (Our small numbers and friendly vibe help facilitate this.)
Please book and pay for your course via the course page on our website.
Click on ‘Attend’ there and you’ll be taken to Eventbrite. Eventbrite is an established, trusted booking system which accepts a Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit card.
Once you’ve booked and paid, you’ll receive a booking confirmation and tax invoice/receipt via email (and your place on the course will be locked in.)
Yes. We understand some organisations don’t have a credit card or require a Tax Invoice first and prefer to pay by bank transfer.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with: the name of the attendee; the name, date, and location of the course; and the name of the organisation to make the Tax Invoice out to. We’ll email you back a Tax Invoice that has our ABN, bank BSB and account number.
Your place on the course will be secured once funds have been received. Please email to let us know once the transfer has been made. (A payment confirmation from your bank would be appreciated.)
This varies by course. You’ll need to check the course page and the Eventbrite booking panel.
Yes, there is a discount for booking more than one course with us.
If you’re booking via our website simply book into the first course and then email us to let us know which other course you want to do. We’ll email you back the discount code for the next. (Otherwise, if you’re paying by direct bank transfer we’ll put both on one invoice.)
Yes, there’s a 10% discount for registered charities and NGOs. Please call the Principal, Phil Stubbs, for the discount code.
You’ll be able to see if a course is full by clicking the ‘Attend’ button on the course page. That’ll take you to the Eventbrite booking page where you can ‘Select a date’. The green ‘Register’ button lets you know there’s still places available and you can go ahead and book.
Note that the Social Media Course is popular and can book out. It tends to fill quickly in the 10 days leading up to it, so it’s best to book at least a few weeks prior to ensure your place. In Sydney, it runs monthly, so if it’s full you’ll find the next one is not far off.
Unfortunately, we can’t hold places without full payment of course fees. Best to book online via the course page to secure your spot.
If you’re considering doing a course but the upcoming course date doesn’t work for you, please check the course page for the next offering.
If you’re interested in the Social Media Course in Sydney, you’ll find it runs monthly, so the next course is not far away.
If you can’t find a date that suits, we’d encourage you to subscribe to our email. It’ll let you know when courses are on later. (Email signup is at the bottom of this website in the footer. You can unsubscribe anytime.)
If you can’t attend due to medical reasons (for yourself or a dependent), we’ll do our best to squeeze you into a later offering of the course. If the new course becomes full, we may have to sit you down the back of that course. Or bump you to a later course again if it’s too full.
We do ask that you let us know at least 20 hours before the start time of the course, put it in writing (by email), and that you attend the new course date within 6 months of your original course.
Please be aware that you’ll need to check with us in the week of the new course to see if we can fit you in. And postponing your original course could possibly mean a delay of a number of months.
Alternatively, you can send a colleague or friend in your place.
If there are other reasons for changing (such as work or personal reasons) we offer a transfer if you give us 21 days notice before the start time of the course. (Unfortunately, Media School cannot otherwise accept responsibility for changes to work commitments or other personal circumstances. )
If you want to cancel completely, we offer a refund provided you let us know at least 21 days prior to the course date. Otherwise, a cancellation within 21 days will be held as a credit for 12 months. Unfortunately, we don’t offer a refund on an already deferred course.
Please let us know in writing (by email) whichever way.
Please see our Refunds Policy for more info.
Media School HQ is at 335 Clovelly Road, Clovelly – in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
It’s about 15 minutes drive from the Sydney CBD. (But a world away from the hubbub of the city and distractions of your office.)
Check the course page for locations in other cities.
Yes – all courses are located near public transport.
To get to our Sydney HQ you’ll find the 338 and the 339 bus run from the Sydney CBD, past Central Station and stops outside our door. It takes about 25 minutes from Central.
You can also get a 360 bus from Bondi Junction station.
Yes – for the courses at our Sydney HQ. You’ll find all day parking 50 metres down on Clovelly Road or around the corner in Beach Street.
For other cities please check the individual course page.
It varies by course:
Social Media Course – optional
Blogging Course – recommended
Linkedin Course – mandatory.
We have a lot to get through in the Social Media Course – including live demonstrations. You can use a laptop to follow along, though it’s not necessary to have one.
We have free wifi at our courses.
Please bring your existing questions and an open, inquiring mind!
If you have existing marketing plans, please have a look at them again before the day and bring them if you can. It also helps to do some research before the day including:
(a) examples of best practice on the platforms you want to learn about
(b) some thinking through of who your target audience is
(c) the kind of ideas and information your target is interested in (and will want to share)
This all helps with our content brainstorming and planning.
Yes. We offer separate, private training for businesses, organisations and groups of 5 people or more.
This can be at our studio, at your office or a training venue in your city. See our Corporate Training page for information and prices.
If you have less than 5 people we prefer that you send staff to a public course.
We only take on a couple of clients each year for individual, private training.
If you’re interested we ask that you come to the relevant course first.
This helps us put important fundamental thinking in place – at a price that’s a lot less than if we were doing it one on one. It also enables you to check us out! We offer a discount on private training once you’ve done a course with us.
Give Phil Stubbs, the Principal Trainer, a call if you’re interested.
Yes. You’re welcome to call or email Phil if you get stuck on your social media after your course.
(This is something the universities and large courses that pump through big numbers of students, probably won’t offer you. We are small, friendly and keen to see you succeed!)