If your PTE (Private Training Establishment) needs to efficiently manage copyright compliance cost and risk, then our PTE Licence is here to help.
If your student course materials include content from books, journals, magazines or newspapers then our licence is a valuable tool to make your work much easier.
Here's an overview of what's covered under this licence.
What material can you copy?
- Material that originates from a printed book, journal or magazine (sometimes called hard copies)
- A scanned or digital copy of an original printed version
- Overseas and local newspapers (digital and print content) for non-commercial licence-holders only*
How much can you copy?
- Up to 10% or one chapter of a book (whichever is greater, including pictures and graphs)
- 15 pages from books of short stories and poetry
- Complete magazine and journal articles (one per issue, more if on the same subject)
- Overseas and local newspaper articles (five per issue, from online or hard copy) for non-commercial licence-holders only*
How can you share this material with students?
- Printed class hand-outs and compiled worksheets
- Interactive whiteboards and screens
- Password-protected class webpages, including learning management and reading list software
Simplify your copyright law compliance
This copyright licence provides permission to re-use printed material sourced from books, textbooks, journals, magazines, newspapers and periodicals.
Compliance with the law: the licence provides a simple, cost-effective way to copy materials. It compliments your other licences and OA materials.
Risk management: as a licence-holder, your organisation will be indemnified against legal action by owners of material included in the licence. Licence-holders have access to free copyright education material and our help-desk.
Support authors and publishers: licence fees fund authors and publishers - including many university staff and university press - to continue to produce information you need to teach your students.
Flexible licence extensions: additional licence provisions available through MyCopyright (our online portal), support compliance in exceptional circumstances beyond the standard licence terms. Additional fees apply.
Pricing and licence period
Pricing is based on your number of EFTS (Equivalent Full Time Students), making copyright compliance a predictable fixed cost. If your organisation has low student numbers or doesn't operate in an EFTS environment, you may qualify for a fixed minimum fee.
The PTE Licence can be activated for the first time at any point throughout the year, and is issued for the period January to December. Renewed at the beginning of every year, all you need to do is update your EFTS numbers and we'll take care of the rest.
A discount is offered for not-for-profit/charitable licence-holders.
A copyright licence that meets your needs.
Our PTE Licence is designed to meet the needs of Private Training Establishments and comparable education providers.
- Knowledge base freely available for all staff and students. If you have a curly question, just consult our
- Free training support. Check out our resources page to download copyright awareness material or contact our Business Development Manager to discuss webinar and live copyright education seminars.
Is your organisation an industry representation body?
We can work with you to bring the benefits of a bespoke copyright licence to your industry.
How does the licence help me?
Lecturers and teaching staff
If you’re a lecturer, the licence lets you focus on delivering a high-quality education to your students while also minimising your administrative burden, allowing you to spend more of your non-teaching time on research.The licence opens up a world of high-quality published material.
If you’re in a compliance administration role, the licence is an important tool to help you to keep your organisation compliant with its legal obligations. It compliments other content licences, reduces risk of teaching staff being insufficiently informed of copyright obligations and there’s even a legal indemnification! We provide a range of education and compliance resources, and support from knowledgeable, responsive staff.
If you’re responsible for making purchasing decisions, the licence provides a well-established response to copyright’s compliance risk and administrative overhead. The licence helps by covering a broad range of copyright material, simple comprehensive terms, with a predictable EFTS-based fee structure.
If you’re a senior decision-maker, the licence provides an effective compliance tool that lets administrators focus on your organisation’s strategic goals. The licence helps through its broad scope and predictable cost structure.
What isn't included in the licence?
Copyright applies to published material including books, journals, newspapers, magazines, art and music - even when the copyright symbol © is not displayed. Our licence doesn't include material licensed by other collective management organisations and alternative licensing arrangements such as OA.
Our various licences enable organisations that have licensed with us to copy and share much more than is available under the Copyright Act. But there are exclusions to what can be copied, find out more here >>
Is your PTE currently licensed?
Use the table below to search for your PTE and confirm if they hold a current licence. Licences are valid from 1 January - 31 December. If you can't find your PTE listed, we encourage you to get in touch with us to help get it sorted.