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.
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.
Updated 24 March 2020 at 9.21am (AEST)
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:
A few further points for you to know:
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.
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.
Updated 17 March 2020 at 1.49pm (AEST)
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.
The following subjects will be live streamed from Wednesday 18 March:
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)
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:
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:
For details on the above actions to support students at this time please see the information below:
On campus theory classes – access to online lectures
Live class streaming
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.
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.
No Endeavour College students or staff have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Contact Student Services by phoning 1300 462 887 (ext 2) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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).
For further detailed and updated information, refer to the links below and a list of state and territory public health hotlines.
We have taken our information from the Australian Government Department of Health’s website.
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).
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.
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.
Evidence suggests that the virus is spread from person to person. This most likely happens through:
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.
It’s important to practise good hygiene to prevent the spread and contraction of infections. This includes:
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.
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.
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.