Timetables and Calendars for each teaching period can be found in the Student Portal. The Timetable Explorer within the Portal serves to provide you with timetable options for selected subjects to create a suitable timetable. You must then go to the Manage Enrolment section on the Portal to complete your enrolment.
When does semester 2 start?
The start date for S2|20 is Monday 17 August.
Why has the start date for semester 2 been moved?
The semester 2 start date has been moved due to the national closure of our campuses, which was/is based on government directive due to COVID-19. We appreciate this may be difficult for some of our students, however it is the only way we can accommodate a condensed timetable in a short space of time and keep students’ studies on track for 2020.
Can pre-requisite waivers be given to support progression into S2|20?
The College will support students on a case by case basis and takes into consideration the subject being requested the academic standing of the student, the student’s current study load to ensure study balance that will support subject success.
It is recommended that any students who would like to be considered for a pre-requisite waiver apply for a SCA (Special Consideration Application) through the student portal.
If I am close to the maximum period of my degree completion, can this be extended?
Yes. Based on COVID-19 circumstances beyond the student’s control, the College will grant an extension of your degree to support completion within the time frame, without incurring any further academic or financial penalty through the repetition of foundational subjects.
A challenge exam may be recommended, based on a student’s academic standing, however there will be no cost associated with this. We recommend that any students who have almost reached the maximum completion time-frame, and may need an extension, to apply for a SCA (Special Consideration Application) through the student portal. The course progression team will also be in contact to ensure there is a study plan in place for your completion once studies resume as normal.
Will I be charged twice for a subject?
No. You will be enrolled into the new teaching period with a subject fee allocation of $0.00.
The initial subject fee will be allocated to S1|20 teaching period. The practical and clinical completion timetable is designed to support completion of your S1|20 subjects.
Will this affect my AusStudy?
No. This will remain the same study period allocation for S1|20. Based on the Government Services Australia website, students will continue to receive student payment if they stay enrolled in the course and plan to return to study. This applies even if you are self-isolated at home or your education provider temporary closes or reduces your study load. *Valid across the current COVID-19 time frame.
Refer to the Australian Government website for further information.
I am unable to complete the S1 clinical completion Clinic Block 3 and cannot accommodate the times available. Can I still withdraw without financial and academic penalty?
Yes. The College understands that COVID-19 has resulted in sudden changes to personal circumstances. If you're unable to commit to the timetable, you may withdraw without academic or financial penalty. Contact Student Services via the student portal assistance link and submit your request and reasoning in writing. The College will consider assistance requests on a case by case basis. *Please note that submission must be completed prior to the planned campus reopening date of July 6.
I am unable to complete the S1 practical completion intensives and cannot accommodate the times available. Can I still withdraw without financial and academic penalty?
If you require further assistance, connect with a Student Services adviser or the course progression team, as based on the subject it may not be as many hours as you think.
Does attendance still count?
Yes. You are still required to meet attendance requirements as per the subject outline. If you are unable to meet the requirements, you can submit a Special Consideration Application via the Student Portal, which will be considered by the Head of Department. After the application has been submitted, an academic administrator will inform you of the outcome.
Do I need to enrol into practical classes if I have already enrolled into S1|20?
If you are an enrolled student in S1|20, the College has already enrolled you into the S1 practical completion classes. When the timetable enrolments open up on the student portal, you can check the classes that you are enrolled into. Refer to the communication that the college sent to you directly via email on May 13 and the communications posted on the LMS and the Student Portal.
What are the different types of online learning?
There are several different mediums to support online learning. Refer to the definitions below, and also the academic progression policy available on the website.
Why are there so many different models of online learning?
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the College has introduced a variety of delivery mediums to ensure students can continue their studies in the online or blended learning environment. This will offer greater flexibility and support course progression for students to ensure studies remain on track for 2020.
Will there be new subject outlines for the various delivery modes?
Yes. The subject outlines are being updated and will go through the College Academic Governance cycle for approval prior to publications, and release on the website and LMS. The subject outlines will be available from July 6 to accommodate the new delivery modes.
How do I know which classes are online, which classes are live streamed, and which classes are going into blended delivery?
The delivery mode of each subject is outlined in the subject outlines, which are available on the website and the LMS.
Which subjects are being live streamed in S2|20?
The subjects that are being live streamed in S2 (with no change to assessments and content planned) are:
I am having trouble downloading the live-streaming software, where can I find support?
Often this will occur based on your computer and security settings setup. In this case please raise a ticket through the student portal to the IT support team. This team will be able to troubleshoot with you based on the specifics of your computer software such as make, model and security settings. All live streaming classes are recorded and will be uploaded within 24 to 36 hours of the class being completed. These recordings are available in your subject of the week that the lesson was held.
If I cannot attend the live streaming, can I listen to the recording?
Yes. All live streaming classes are recorded, and you will be able to listen to these at a convenient time across the semester. These recordings will be uploaded within 24 to 36 hours of the class being completed and are available in the subject of the week that the lesson was held.
Will subjects continue to have compulsory attendance even if they are online?
Yes. Attendance requirements can be viewed via the subject outline on the website. In the case where you are unable to attend a subject via the online environment, follow the special consideration process and submit a Special Consideration Application form via the Student Portal with supporting documentation. All applications are reviewed by the Head of Department on a case by case basis, and the academic administrator will advise of the outcome.
Which subjects are being delivered via blended learning in S2|20?
The subject outlines will be available on July 6 and will be based on credit points of the subject and the content to be delivered (autonomous learning delivery hours will differ depending on the subject). The subjects being delivered via blended mode are:
Refer to the LMS and the loop posts for details and contact your academic directly if you have further questions about delivery.
Can I still study on-campus subjects online?
Yes. The student support teams are happy to support your request to change from on campus to online. We respect the impact these ever-changing circumstances have on your normal routines, and that there will be a number of changes and solutions being put in place to support individual circumstances.
The College has reviewed and increased its online offerings across April through to August, with the aim to take a little bit of the pressure off as you manage and adapt to the changes brought about by COVID-19 at this time.
The additional subjects now available are available via the website > Current students > Re- enrolment and download pdf link here.
SOCP121 used to be delivered on campus and is an interactive face to face delivery subject. Have any changes been made?
Yes. SOCP121 will be delivered online in August 2020, with a novel learning design to accommodate acquisition of the interviewing and case study formulation skills, which are in line with the learning outcomes. Attendance requirements for that specific part of the subject will remain compulsory.
I am concerned about the association and online learning components?
The College has been in contact with all associations regarding the changes brought about by COVID-19 (including the closure of all campuses) and informed them of the new teaching model for the remainder of 2020. All associations are in full support of this model. The College continues to work closely with all associations on a regular basis.