Code of Ethics
The following objectives generally describe the key aims and activities of Tai Chi Australia as the school has developed and grown over the years. This is used to assist both instructors and students in understanding their rights and responsibilities as part of the school community.
- To promote the practice of Tai Chi as a valuable health exercise system, martial art and legitimate sporting activity with physical and personal benefits to participants;
- To ensure the highest possible quality of instruction for all students in accordance with their interests and abilities;
- To ensure optimal levels of safety in the teaching and practice of Tai Chi;
- To require high standards of ethical and professional behaviour of all instructors;
- To create optimal opportunities for the development of the knowledge and skills of all students and instructors;
- To develop and maintain constructive relationships with all relevant State, National and International bodies in the teaching and development of Tai Chi; and
- To ensure the rights of students are protected and that they are treated with courtesy and respect at all times.
All students are regarded as having a right to the following:
- A safe and reasonably comfortable learning environment;
- A high level of competence, professionalism and integrity in instructors;
- Adequate insurance coverage (Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance so as to provide adequate insurance to protect students);
- A high level of safety in classes and instruction to prevent/minimize the risk of injury or the aggravation of an existing ailment;
- To be treated as individuals with courtesy and respect with attention to their own particular wishes and abilities;
- To not be abused, harassed or treated rudely or unfairly; and
- To have their right to confidentiality and privacy protected.