COVID-19 information for Endeavour College students and staff

With a focus on the commitment to the health and safety of all students across the College, we are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation and are in regular contact with the relevant government and health authorities across the nation.

Endeavour College students and staff are encouraged to check this page frequently as we will update it as required. For more information specifically regarding higher education institutions, please visit the Department of Health website.

Key information

The College is closely monitoring the situation and following all the relevant advice from the Department of Health, Department of Education and Government agencies. As new information becomes available updates will be provided on this page.

  • If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days after last contact with the confirmed case.
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has, and are presenting symptoms including fever, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, headache, and shortness of breath, you need to contact your usual doctor. You cannot attend College until Public Health informs you that it is safe for you to do so.
  • Students and Staff in these circumstances should not attend the college and must avoid contact with other students and staff
  • If you are currently in classes and are excluded from the College due to presenting symptoms of the virus then please contact the student services team in the first instance.

Latest updates for students

Updated 24 March 2020 at 9.21am (AEST)

A message from Dr Andrea Bugarcic, Director of Education

We would like to personally thank you for your patience, your incredible resilience, support to your lecturers and fellow students and kindness to the whole College while we bring together the plan for your successful completion of the Semester 1, 2020. Undoubtedly, this is not going to be a conventional semester but please know that the College is working to ensure delivery of the subjects that will minimise the disruption to your learning and progression through your degree.

The first part of the plan was the instigation of the live streaming of the theory lectures from one campus, the release of pre-recorded lectures (where available) and release of attendance requirements. The live streaming is no longer possible as all campuses are now closed until 4 May 2020 as health and wellbeing of you, your loved ones and lecturers is paramount to the College. To ensure uninterrupted delivery of the subjects the College has decided to implement the following:

Theory subjects

  • Theory subjects will continue to have pre-recorded lectures plus a dedicated 1 hour support webinar for each 3-hour session delivered twice per week (e.g. 4CP subjects in this category to have 4 support webinars per week). This will allow you to have dedicated time with an allocated lecturer to go over prepared questions that will solidify your content learning (HOMM122, HOMT122, BIOH111, BIOB111, BIOH122, BIOO211, BIOP211, BIOS222, BIOC211, CMPR112, NMDF121, NMDH322 (recordings currently being prepared), NMDM121, NMDS111, NATF311, NATP121, SOCE311, SOCF111, SOCH311, SOCQ121).
  • Theory subjects without pre-recorded lectures will have each 3-hour session delivered as a 3-hour webinar twice per week; this will allow you to choose which live webinar you would like to join and work through the content and tutorial material (as applicable) with the dedicated lecturer (HMCL223, CMHB211, CMHB221, CMPR113, CMPR311, CMPR411, NMDA321, NMDC221, all NUT clinic workshops, NMDD211, NMDE211, NMDF211, NMDS311, NMDW221, NATC414 (w), NATC425B (w), WHMC311, WHMF112, WHMF121, WHMF212, WHMF221, WHMF314, SOCP121).

Practical subjects

  • Where possible theory parts of each practical session will be delivered in 1-2 hours webinars twice per week; this will allow you to continue learning theory grounding for the practical skills you will learn and practice when you come back to the intensive delivery when the College re-opens (BIOE221, CMAC222, CMAC223, CMAC311, CMAC321, CMAC411, CMDE411, HMCL211, HMCL222, HMCL312, MSTA121, MSTE311, MSTM311, MSTR211, MSTT211, MSTT212, MSTT317).
  • Clinic subjects will be delivered as intensives once the College re-opens.

A few further points for you to know:

  • All theory subjects will continue to be delivered online once the College re-opens.
  • All webinars (support and delivery) will be recorded and will be uploaded to the appropriate LMS week per subject within 48 hours of the recording.
  • You will still be asked to work through tutorials in a group (as appropriate for subject and session); this will now be a virtual group with your fellow students from all around Australia.
  • Assessments in theory subjects (this includes clinic workshops) will not change in terms of due date however, the format of some assessments will change such as mid-semester exams that were supposed to be delivered in class are currently being moved to online exams and any in-class oral presentations will need to be recorded and uploaded (Subject Coordinators will be in touch with the specific details).
  • We are currently planning the practical and clinic intensives. We will be in touch soon with a plan.
  • Assessments in practical and clinic subjects will change to accommodate the intensive delivery as we know that students take multiple practical and clinic classes (or a combination of both) at the same time.
  • Your classroom lecturers are still available to you via LMS and email. Please ask them any content and assessments questions that you have.
  • You still have access to Academic Consultations; these will be now done via phone rather than in person.

While the live delivery and support of the theory subjects will commence tomorrow (please see Loop and Noticeboards of the specific subjects for details), there may be technical issues that will need to be addressed as we settle into this new way of our subject delivery. I ask you to be patient and kind to your lecturers and the IT department while we work through the issues together. Please be assured that any gaps in delivery or support of these subjects will be addressed by a separate recording or an extra support webinar. Also, please keep your eye on the Loop of your subjects - Subject Coordinators will be communicating any changes and updates through this avenue.

Thank you for being incredible, kind and calm students. We are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of online live education delivery and are working to ensure this occurs across all of the above mentioned subjects.

Thank you for your patience and collaboration. The only way through this unprecedented situation is together.

Updated 17 March 2020 at 5.48pm (AEST)

The College has been working closely with the relevant government and health authorities and assessing on a daily basis the evolving COVID-19 situation. After careful deliberation and to support a proactive and preventative approach to support the health and wellbeing of all students at this time it has been determined that all campuses and clinics will close effective Monday, March 23 until May 3 2020 (based on confirmation of directive to reopen).

The college is able to confirm that there have been no cases of COVID -19 on any of the campus or clinic locations and this decision has been made to prioritise the continued health and wellbeing of all students.

At this time we are dedicated to supporting you in the continuation of your studies online and in an intensive format for practical and clinical classes upon your return in May and June.

Theory classes

  • All on-campus theory classes are now available online
  • All on-campus theory classes will be live-streamed via the zoom links provided. This is still in effect and these lectures will continue to be live-streamed from a secure location.
  • All links to the classes are posted on the LMS: go to the subject > go to connections > go to subject news > go to latest announcements forum
  • Attendance waivers are in place across all of these subjects based on the current circumstances
  • This will allow you to continue your studies from home
  • All of these subjects will remain in online delivery across Semester 1 2020

Practical and Clinic classes

  • All on-campus practical classes will be on hold and delivered in an on-campus intensive mode starting 4 May
  • All clinics will be on hold and delivered in an on campus intensive mode starting 4 May
  • An intensive mode delivery is aligned with a summer school delivery mode where a number of practical classes and clinics are delivered across a six week period
  • The practical and clinic makeup schedule will be designed to deliver an intensive program where students will be able to stay in progression by supporting completion by 31 July
  • We are currently working with timetabling on this schedule and will communicate this over the coming weeks
  • Due to the extenuating circumstances, this will require some time flexibility as you onboard for your studies at this time and complete subject requirements
  • Attendance waivers are currently in place across all of non-clinical subjects based on current circumstances
  • All professional associations have been contacted and are in full support of these flexible and intensive offerings to support students at this time

Clinic make-ups

  • All students will continue to be required to complete clinic makes for any clinics missed to date, the date for makeup’s has been extended to 31 August 2020.
  • The College will continue to support students on a case by case basis for special considerations of extensions of time past this date as required
  • The process for the application of clinic make-ups remains the same and the College will support students in making up clinics to meet the subject outline requirements

Campus closure

  • All campuses will be closed and staff working from home across this period to continue to support students
  • Access to all campuses including the library will be closed and students will not be able to access the library during this time.
  • All library book loan periods will be extended until 4 May, online resources and virtual librarian are still available.
  • All online examinations are being assessed and deferrals put in place and a separate communication will be sent to students that are actively involved in this process.

Events postponed

  • All events that have large gatherings and social interaction have been postponed and this includes, open days, all expos and graduations.
  • A separate communication will be sent to all students that will be impacted by these postponements.

Student Support

  • To support planning in your studies across this time based on the above please contact student.services@endeavour.edu.au or courseprogression@endeavour.edu.au or call 1300 462 887 (ext. 2)
  • Please reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program), this is free on 1800 336 207, these consultations will be able to support stress, anxiety and your planning across this time
  • All staff will remain on board to support you across this time via the normal support communication channels
  • Detailed COVID19 Information is available on the endeavour website and please refer to this for frequent updates at this time
  • We are dedicated to supporting all students on a case by case basis at this time and please connect with student support teams.

Please know that the College is continuing to monitor the situation daily and regular updates will be rolled out via the student portal / LMS/ website and direct communications to your email address as intensive mode delivery timetables are confirmed and FAQs collated over the coming weeks.

We are committed to supporting you in the continuation of your studies and your health and wellness at this time and please do not hesitate to contact support teams as we seek solutions that will support the continuation of your studies and wellbeing.

In all cases, if you feel affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, please contact:

  • The student services team on 1300 462 887 (ext.2) or via email on student.services@endeavour.edu.au, if you are in clinics then connect with the Clinic Manager.
  • The SAP (Student Assistance Program) is available free of charge on 1800-336-207 (24/7), a great resource to support stress, anxiety and planning through consultation at this time.

Past updates

Updated 17 March 2020 at 1.49pm (AEST)

Live streaming of classes from Wednesday 18 March

The College is now ready to move the final on-campus theory classes to online via live streaming effective Wednesday 18 March.

Access to all online subjects and theory subjects listed below will remain online for the remainder of Semester 1, 2020.

Classes will begin to stream on Wednesday 18 March in Melbourne time which will allow you to continue your studies from home for all classes listed below. We will be recording these classes so if you are unable to attend the livestream you will be able to listen to the recording at another time.

Live streamed theory subjects

The following subjects will be live streamed from Wednesday 18 March:

  • CMDE411, CMHB221, CMPR113, CMPR411, CMPR311
  • HMCL211, HMCL222, HMCL223, HMCL312,
  • NATC414 (workshop), NATC425B (workshop), NMDA321, NMDC221-14, NMDC314 (workshop), NMDC322 (workshop), NMDC323B(workshop), NMDD221, NNMDE211, NMDF211, NMDS311, NMDW221,
  • SOCP121,
  • WHMC311-14, WHMF112, WHMF212, WHMF221, WHMF314.
  • Note as per above - theory workshop component only streaming for NMDC314, NMDC322, NMDC323B, NATC414, NATC425B, (not streaming for clinics – separate planning is in place for this)

Passwords and access

All links to the classes have been posted on the LMS.

Go to the Subject > go to Connections > go to Subject News > go to Latest Announcements Forum

If you are unable to locate your password please connect with the subject coordinator via the LMS or student services on 1300 462 887 (ext.2).


Updated 17 March 2020 at 9.32am (AEST)

On campus theory subjects available online - completed action

With a focus on the health and safety of all students and staff at the College we are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation and are in regular contact with the relevant government and health authorities across the nation.

Please be assured that we are working in the background on a number of strategies that will support increased options for online delivery and further support for practical and clinical classes. A daily update will communicate these as they are rolled out and actions completed. 

Please see below the following that is in place: 

  • All students in on campus subjects that have an online offering have been enrolled to access all materials online
  • Students can continue with their studies in the online environment
  • This applies to the following online subjects
    • BIOB111 / BIOC211 / BIOH111 / BIOH122 / BIOP211 / BIOS222 / CMPR112 / CMPR121 / HOMT122 / NATF311 / NATP121 / NMDF121 / NMDM121-14 / NMDS111 / SOCE311 / SOCF111 / SOCH311 / SOCQ121.
  • ​​​​​​​The College is working closely on a case by case basis with students based on personal circumstances and arranging special considerations at this time to support a flexible approach based on the subjects studied and the presenting circumstances.


Updated 16 March 2020 at 9.42am (AEST)

We would like to assure you that we have a team focused on ensuring continued support for students across this time and we are focused on the following:

  • Starting Monday 16 March all campus theory classes that are available online will have access to the online materials to support your studies.
  • Starting 18 March campus theory classes will be live streamed from Melbourne Campus; these classes will be recorded so you will be able to listen and view these at a time convenient to you to support your studies.
  • The on campus practical classes and clinics will continue and the College is monitoring the situation daily.
  • There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any of our campus locations.
  • We have critical incident plans in place in the event of a directive or decision to close one or more campus locations.
  • The College is working closely on a case by case basis with students based on personal circumstances and arranging special considerations at this time to support a flexible approach based on the subjects studied and the presenting circumstances.
  • In all cases, if you feel affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, please contact the student services team on 1300 462 887 ( ext.2) or via email on student.services@endeavour.edu.au, if you are in clinics then connect with the Clinic Manager.

For details on the above actions to support students at this time please see the information below:

From Monday 16 March

On campus theory classes – access to online lectures

  • Effective Monday 16 March all students that are currently enrolled in on campus theory classes will have access to the online screencasts for subjects that are also available online.
  • The following online subjects will be available:
    • BIOB111, BIOC211, BIOH111, BIOH122, BIOP211, BIOS222, CMPR112, CMPR121, HOMT122, NATF311, NATP121, NMDF121, NMDM121-14, NMDS111, SOCE311, SOCF111, SOCH311, SOCQ121.
  • This will offer the opportunity to continue your classes in the online environment should you prefer to stay off campus at this time and support continuation of your studies
  • The College has arranged access for you and this subject will be available via the LMS
  • At this stage the College will be remaining open for those students wishing to still attend on campus classes, however you now all have this additional option.

From Wednesday 18 March

Live class streaming

  • Thank you for your patience while we test classes on Monday and this is planned to go live from Melbourne to all campuses on Wednesday 18 March
  • Live streaming of lectures will apply to the following subjects:
    • CMDE411, CMHB211, CMPR113, CMPR411, HMCL211, HMCL222, HMCL223, HMCL312, NATC414, NATC425B,NMDA321, NMDC211-14, NMDC314, NMDC322, NMDC323B, NMDD221, NNMDE211, NMDF211, NMDS311, NMDW221, SOCP121, WHMC311-14, WHMF112, WHMF212, WHMF221, WHMF314.
  • This will offer the opportunity to continue your classes in the online environment should you prefer to stay off campus at this time and support continuation of your studies
  • The College will update you on how to access these subjects after the testing period on Monday
  • At this stage the College will be remaining open for those students wishing to still attend on campus classes, however you now all have this additional option.

Practical Classes and Clinics

The on campus practical classes and clinics will continue and the College is monitoring the situation daily and working closely with the relevant health authorities and government agencies.

To ensure student and staff safety, the College has increased the regularity of cleaning rosters across all campus locations, hand sanitiser availability and a stringent cleaning and sterilisation protocol across all clinics, facilities and campuses.

  • All students are still able to attend classes across all campuses.
  • In the case where you may be presenting with flu-like symptoms then please do not attend and we would advise that you stay off campus until you are well again.
  • If this is your situation, contact the College and ensure that you have the relevant supporting documentation as special consideration will apply to all these cases.
  • The College will assess a student’s personal circumstances on a case by case basis and support special considerations and review options to support clinic make ups and practical class reviews / workshops / online consultations.
  • We are currently working with the relevant government authorities in the event of a directive or decision to close a campus location.

We respect that this is a stressful time and please do reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7) if this is affecting you or immediate family members and friends.

Thank you for your patience as the above plan is implemented vigilance to health and safety at this time and if you have further questions the student services team can be contacted on 1300 462 887, option 2.

College FAQs

Have any Endeavour College students or staff been diagnosed with coronavirus?

No Endeavour College students or staff have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

What should I do if my studies are disrupted?

Contact Student Services by phoning 1300 462 887 (ext 2) or via email at student.services@endeavour.edu.au to explain your specific circumstances. We are doing what we can to minimise any disruption to your studies and will work with individual students should they be impacted.

What is the College doing to keep everyone safe?

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff are a priority. Our measures are consistent with Federal and State Health Departments’ advice and we are consistently reviewing these measures. We are promoting healthy personal hygiene habits across our campuses which includes the availability of hand sanitiser around campuses as well as more stringent classroom/clinics/on campus facility sterilisation and cleaning protocols.

What will happen if I have to become a full-time carer for my children if they are unable to attend school?

We will review this on a case by case basis. In some cases subjects may be able to be taken online or a webinar may be set up in order for you to continue your studies. We can support you with attendance requirements or schedule in make up work shops, depending on the situation.

I am feeling anxious about coronavirus – what should I do?

It is normal to experience some worry or concern about this issue, however if it begins to affect your mental health or physical wellbeing it is recommended you seek support from a health professional.

Endeavour College offers a free and confidential counselling and support service for students. The College Student Assistance Program (SAP) is available 24/7 through Access EAP. Call 1800 336 207 or accesseap.com.au. The SAP counsellors are fully trained and will be able the support that you need at this time.

To self-assess your own risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) please refer to this guide (PDF).

The College is closely monitoring the situation and following all the relevant advice from the Department of Health, Department of Education and Government agencies. As new information becomes available updates will be provided on this page.

  • If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days after last contact with the confirmed case.
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has, and are presenting symptoms including fever, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, headache, and shortness of breath, you need to contact your usual doctor. You cannot attend College until Public Health informs you that it is safe for you to do so.
  • Students and Staff in these circumstances should not attend the college and must avoid contact with other students and staff
  • If you are currently in classes and are excluded from the College due to presenting symptoms of the virus then please contact the student services team in the first instance.

For further detailed and updated information, refer to the links below and a list of state and territory public health hotlines.

COVID-19 FAQs

We have taken our information from the Australian Government Department of Health’s website.

What is COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases. The new strain of coronavirus was first reported in December 2019 and has been named Coronavirus (COVID-19), ‘novel coronavirus’ and ‘2019-nCov’.

Other coronaviruses include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia. People with coronavirus may experience fever,

flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue, and shortness of breath. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.

Who is at risk?

Those at highest risk are those who have recently been in mainland China and Iran, or have been in been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed case of coronavirus.

The elderly and people with underlying medical conditions such as heart or lung disease may be at risk of a more severe disease if infected.

How does coronavirus spread?

Evidence suggests that the virus is spread from person to person. This most likely happens through:

  • Close contact with an infectious person
  • Contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
  • Touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face

Do I need to wear a surgical mask?

Wearing surgical masks when out in the community are only helpful in preventing people who have coronavirus disease from spreading it to others.

If you are not sick, you do not need to wear a surgical mask as there is little evidence supporting the widespread use of surgical masks in healthy people to prevent transmission in public.

What’s the best way to prevent COVID-19?

It’s important to practise good hygiene to prevent the spread and contraction of infections. This includes:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water
  • Using a tissue and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoiding close contact with others, such as touching

Read more about protective measures against coronavirus on the World Health Organization website.

If you have a confirmed case, you need to isolate yourself to prevent it spreading to other people.

How long does COVID-19 last on surfaces?

It is not certain how long the virus that causes COV-19 survives on surfaces, but studies suggest coronaviruses may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with a common household disinfectant to kill the virus. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water and avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

What do I do if I have symptoms of coronavirus?

If you become unwell and think you may have symptoms of coronavirus, seek medical attention. Book an appointment ahead of time and be sure to tell your doctor about your symptoms, travel history and any recent close contact with someone who has coronavirus. It is advisable to wear a surgical mask to protect others.

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