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CSTD Exams July 2019 The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing
 
Instruction to Applicants

The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) Examinations are offered through the Hong Kong Dance Federation in Hong Kong and the HKEAA is appointed to administer the examinations in Hong Kong.

 

1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
For details, please refer to syllabus book.
 
2. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES
 
The registration deadline is 30 Apr 2019 (5:30 pm). Candidates are advised to submit their entries as early as possible in order to avoid the rush in the last few days.
Candidates with disabilities requiring special arrangements should contact the Registration Office as early as possible.
 
3. EXAMINATION SYLLABUSE
Teachers may obtain a set of the CSTD Examination Syllabus with details on the examination conditions, examination requirements, official uniform and age requirements etc, from the Hong Kong Dance Federation.
 
 
 
5. ENTRIES
 
(a) Dual Entries: A candidate may not submit more than one entry in the same examination whether for the same or for different subjects. Dual entries may lead to cancellation without prior notice. No refund of the examination fees will be made for the cancelled entries.
(b) Late Entry: Application for late entry should be submitted on XXX. If the application is accepted, a supplementary fee in addition to the examination fees will be levied for each entry. No late entries will be accepted after XXXX .
(c) Addition/Change of Subjects: Application for addition/change of subjects should be submitted on or before XXXX. If the application is accepted, a supplementary fee in addition to the examination fees will be levied for each entry. No addition/change of subjects will be accepted after XXX.
(d) Withdrawal: Candidates must submit written request to the Registration Office. Approval of withdrawal is at the discretion of the Examination Board. No refund of examination fees will be made.
 
6. PERSONAL DATA
 

Personal data of candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services.  Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for: (a) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations in their admission processes; (b) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships; (c) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations to confirm the candidates’ eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organisations for verification; (d) certifying candidates’ examination results in response to legitimate requests; (e) processing any refund or payment in relation to the Examination; (f) conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and (g) marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the candidates.*

The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government/public organisations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.

In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his/her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that candidates' personal data/correspondence/other information received by the HKEAA may be referred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

Neither CSTD nor the HKEAA shall not be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, governmental action or intervention, or any other cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of CSTD or the HKEAA. The HKEAA, including their contractors and subcontractors, shall not be liable to anyone claiming for any damages which are caused by, arising from or otherwise related to the failure of staff members, examination personnel or the examination centres to comply with the examination regulations, policies or procedures. All fees paid are not refundable and not transferable from one examination to another or from one candidate to another or for any other purposes.

*If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the Registration Office.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. CANDIDATE ENTRY INFORMATION CHECKLIST
 
The "Candidate Entry Information Checklist" will be sent to private candidates by post (school candidates through their participating schools /organizations) in XXXX. Candidates should check if the information is correct. If amendments are required, they are advised to inform the Registration Office in writing before late XXXX.
 
9. ADMISSION FORM
 
(For Private Candidate) Admission forms will be sent to private candidates by post. Candidates who have not received their admission forms two weeks before the commencing date of the examination MUST contact the Registration Office.
(For School Candidate) Admission forms will be sent to school candidates through their participating schools /organizations. Candidates who have not received their admission forms two weeks before the commencing date of the examination MUST contact their participating schools /organizations or the Registration Office.
 
10. RESULTS
 
(For Private Candidate) In XXXXXXX, Statements of Results will be sent to private candidates by post.
(For School Candidate) In XXXXX, Statements of Results will be sent to school candidates through their participating schools / organizations.
 
11. UNFORESEEABLE CIRCUMSTANCES
 
Please note that neither the Examination Board nor the HKEAA will be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, government action or intervention, riot, or any cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of Examination Board or the HKEAA.