I have enrolled in a Certificate 4 Sports Massage and Diploma of Remedial Massage (VET FEE help) with the Australian Institute of Fitness in early February 2015. This is a package deal and the total cost is $14 980. I had made a $500 deposit on the day of signing the contract. I was due to start in June 2015 but for personal reasons am wanting to cancel the contract. I had contacted the Australian Institute of Fitness and they had informed me that I cannot cancel the agreement and even if I don't attend the class I would still have to pay for 50% of the total fee for the Certificate 4 Sports Massage ($3500). Due to apparently not being able to cancel the program I went with the option to defer the class to a September 2015. I am aware that in the contract it says that a full refund can be made if cancelled within the cooling off period (10 days) but it does also state: " If you terminate after the cooling off period and no later than 7 business days prior to the start date of your program there will be a refund of 50% of the fees for any program that you terminate." It is not clear that I have to pay for 50% of the total cost of the course if I were to cancel. I don't believe I should have to pay $3500 if I haven't started the course and haven't received any relevant materials. Under contract law, can they force me to pay the $3500?