Past updates

Find all previous updates to Staff and Students in this section, categorised by date. For the latest information visit our Latest updates for students page.

Update: 17 June 2020

Updated 17 June 2020

Dear students,

We look forward to welcoming you back on campus soon, with S1|20 practical and clinical completion classes scheduled to start July 6 (subject to change based on Government Directive).

The health and safety of our students, clinic clients, staff and visitors remain a top priority as we plan for the opening of the National campus network in July. The College will adhere to all measures recommended by the Government and the relevant Health Authorities alongside the principles and protocols for reducing risk of COVID-19 recommended by Universities Australia to stop the transmission in a College environment, which include but are not limited to:

  • help stop the spread and stay healthy;
  • stay informed and continue to support physical distancing in accordance with the Australian Government and State/Territory Guidelines; and
  • apply specific sector-based guidelines to all entities on campus were relevant (e.g. common areas, breakout areas, classrooms, practical classrooms, clinics etc.)

When you come back to campus this will look and feel different, to give you an insight into what to expect some of the health and safety measures being put in place are outlined below with further updates and answers to your FAQ’s across the coming weeks.

General Measures: The following general measures will apply to support physical distancing, best practices in health and safety and support teaching and learning continuity on campus.

  • Students who are sick with cold and flu-like symptoms must NOT attend College;
  • Students who are in vulnerable populations or have health concerns are to continue to study from home or seek medical advice from the health practitioner to support informed risk assessment and decision making regarding the suitability of returning to the College environment;
  • All student consultations will continue to be conducted online; this can be booked via the LMS > Learning Resources > Consultations tab;
  • Online access to content including library content shall continue online with the Colleges teaching delivery plan for semester 2;
  • Classroom spaces must adhere to the 4m2 distancing guidelines (one person per four square metres of floor space) apart from Perth who have recently increased to 2m2 distancing guidelines (one person per two square metres of floor space) and this has been measured throughout the College;
  • All students, staff and visitors must adhere to the physical distance guidelines, these have been put in place throughout the College including 1.5 metres distancing on all service counters including the addition of Perspex guards on customer facing areas, such as student services, the library and wellness clinics;
  • Appropriate PPE in practical and clinical units (nitrile gloves, face masks, etc.) will be provided and required to be used by staff, students and clients in cases whereby the 1.5 metre distancing cannot be adhered to for longer than 15mins concurrently or 2 hours within a week;
  • All high touch point common areas such as kitchens and the use of fridges, microwaves will be restricted/limited. You will need to plan your meals accordingly;
  • Operational hours will be reduced and our service teams will remain online for support and can be contacted on the 1300 462 887 number or through submitting a ticket via the Student Portal Assistance & Feedback;
  • Non-essential events will continue to be deferred or cancelled and remain online for 2020;
  • All campuses and clinics will have access to temperature scanners for usage should a student present with cold and flu-like symptoms, if you present with any of these symptoms you will be asked to leave the campus and can only return once you have no presenting symptoms, feeling better and have had clearance from your GP;
  • Additional cleaning and sanitising protocols are in place across all campuses, including the use of recommend cleaning products increased cleaning schedules across common areas in bathrooms and high touchpoint areas;
  • Additional checklists are in place for cleaning and disinfecting after usage of shared resources, such as photocopiers, meeting rooms, clinic consultation rooms, library resources, desk spaces etc;
  • Clear signage will be provided on each campus to support physical distancing and appropriate disinfecting and cleaning protocols for high touchpoint areas, all students are expected to comply with the signage directive;
  • Appropriate hand hygiene products will be in place in each public or counter area including clinic consultation rooms;
  • As a College we are focused on supporting all measures to stop the spread and to stay healthy and encourage all students, staff, and visitors to download and utilise the COVID-19 safe app to assist contact tracing, we recognise this is an individual’s choice.
  • We ask that you be vigilant about your health and safety and mindful of those you will sharing in space with on campus.
  • For the latest COVID-19 advise refer to the Australian Government Department of Health website, click here and the COVIDSafe app here.

The below update will give an overview of the practical and completion classes health and safety best practices to be implemented and an update on the library and answers to FAQ’s will be released under the COVID -19 Return to Campus update section here.

Practical Classes:

  • Physical distance and controls are in place in practical classrooms and specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage;
  • In practical classes, classroom caps are placed on the number of people per room so physical distancing rules are maintained and adhered to and you may find yourself across multiple classrooms as you return into the practical completion classes;
  • Each specialist learning space including practical classes, will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc;
  • Needling will continue as normal with the adjustments to reduce infection risk such is the reduction of face needling, the provision and usage of appropriate PPE including masks and gloves;
  • The academic team are making necessary adjustments to content and assessment criteria to maintain physical distancing as a priority;
  • As you start the practical and on campus classes the academic teams will brief you on the new health and safety measures to adhere to that are in place at the start of the class;
  • All new safe campus and health and safety protocols are expected to be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols and checklists have been developed for communal equipment and areas and all signage is to be complied with;
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu-like symptoms must NOT attend College and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss class options.

Clinic Classes:

  • Physical distancing and controls are in place in clinical classrooms, laboratories, dispensaries and specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage;
  • In clinics, student, staff and client caps are in place based on the number of people per room so physical distancing is maintained and adhered to. This will include staggered clinical consultation times, clients in the waiting rooms and treatments rooms. You may find yourself spread across multiple clinics and breakout rooms as you return to clinical completion classes;
  • Each specialist learning space including the endeavour wellness clinic and dispensaries, will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc;
  • Needling will continue as normal with the adjustments to reduce infection risk such is the reduction of face needling, the provision and usage of appropriate PPE including masks and gloves;
  • The academic team are making necessary adjustments to content and assessment criteria to maintain physical distancing as a priority;
  • As you start the clinical and pre-clinical classes the academic teams will brief you on the new health and safety measures to adhere to that are in place;
  • All new safe campus and health and safety protocols are expected to be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols and checklists have been developed for communal equipment and areas and all signage is to be complied with;
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the College and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options;
  • Protocols have been put in place for screening of clinic clients and all clients will be required to have their temperature taken before the treatment takes place;
  • Clients who are sick with cold and flu-like symptoms must NOT attend clinic, and will be asked to leave the clinic and rebook their appointment when they are feeling better;
  • All clinics will have access to temperature scanners for usage should a student, staff member or client present with flu like symptoms, and the person may be asked to leave the campus in return once they are feeling better;
  • All the best practices for health, safety and worksafe will be put in place and strictly adhered to.

In the case of a student, staff member, or visitor being confirmed with COVID-19, this will be reported to the government in the first instance and the College will take directive on the recommendation for campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and there is a directive to close the campus, all students will be informed of a campus closure decision and the expected return date based on the relevant Government and Health authority clearance and approval.

The College is committed to a COVID-19 free campus environment and this will require your vigilance and diligence as your return to campus nationally.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay safe and stay well.

Update: 5 May 2020 at 6.39PM (AEST)

Updated 5 May 2020 at 6.39PM (AEST)

Dear students,

I am writing in hopes to allay some concerns around the new online proctoring software that will be used by Endeavour for online exams from June 2020.

It is a requirement at all times that we maintain the academic integrity of our courses, including that assessments assure us that students are sufficiently competent in all of the stated learning outcomes for each subject, and will eventually be safe practitioners in their chosen careers. In order to do this, we are required by the higher education regulator, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to ensure that we use a variety of assessment methods including closed-book individual examinations.

In order to ensure the continued safety of students and staff in this current uncertain environment, Endeavour began immediate investigations into online proctoring software (including the key feature of browser lockdown) when it became apparent that our College would be required to shut down in March 2020. Various options were considered and discarded before all members of the Senior Leadership Team and Project Team were happy with the final decision. This decision was acted upon and students informed of it as soon as it was confirmed that we would not be returning to campus until July 2020.

What about your my data security?

We are aware that there has been some media attention in recent weeks around universities using various software solutions to find the best option for online exams in these unusual times. We are also aware that you are concerned about your privacy when introducing new software onto your personal devices; as you should be. We are, in fact, proud that we have students who take these matters seriously, as we do. I wish to confirm with you that we have investigated the negative media around these matters and found that the Respondus software was not part of those media concerns and in fact every concern raised by the media is alleviated by the Respondus software. In addition, we have reviewed the Respondus privacy policy and terms, and find them to align with the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles, as required by Principle 8 (cross-border disclosure of personal information). In particular, Respondus’ alignment with Principle 3 (collection of solicited personal information) and Principle 11 (security of personal information) were key to the College entering into a licensing agreement with them. Respondus’ privacy policy also ensures that no information shared with them will be passed on to any party other than Endeavour, the licensee of the software.

Please note that this software is ONLY required for you to complete your exams. You are welcome to delete it from your personal device as soon as your exam has been completed – we will provide instructions on how to uninstall it from your computer (also note that you can install it and uninstall it as many times as you need for different exams).

How long will my data be held, and where?

Respondus holds all electronic data collected by its software in a secure cloud-based environment which is regularly security checked using ‘third party penetration testing’. Under Australian record retention requirements, we are required to hold your actual examinations for 6 – 12 months. Because of this requirement, our own policy states that we will hold completed examination papers for 12 months, after which time they are destroyed securely. Respondus’ current policy meets the US requirements to hold examination answers for up to 5 years. As part of our licencing agreement with Respondus we requested this holding time to be reduced to 12 months to align with our policy, which they have agreed to.

Respondus records and saves video of the student sitting exam for monitoring purposes; this is considered the ‘completed exam paper’ for our record retention purposes. It highlights still images which are accessible by the relevant academic staff member only (marker), where it has marked a possible concern around academic integrity (e.g. that you may be looking at a book). The staff member can click on these images (which are part of the video) and it will play video from that point onwards to track integrity issues. These recordings are held at Respondus servers and kept for 1 Year as part of our request in alignment with our record retention requirements.

How are other universities solving this problem?

Some of you have raised concerns that ‘no universities in Australia are using this software’. This is untrue and we are aware that Respondus is currently being used by Monash University, James Cook University, University of Tasmania and University of Adelaide and has been for some time.

What does this mean for my exams?

The College’s plan is to conduct all ‘backlog’ exams for online cohorts which have already completed coursework in the first week of June, and for the March and Semester 1 cohorts in mid – late June, so that all exams are completed prior to the start of the  on-campus practical and clinic blocks. We are aware that some of you would prefer to come to campus, however due to all of the scheduling changes because of COVID-19, this is not going to be possible for this semester. Due to the requirement for national consistency and integrity of exams, we must have a national approach to ensure students on all campuses have equality of experience, and given States are relaxing restrictions at different times, the introduction of such software is the only way we can assure this equality.

We also understand that some of you are concerned around finding the privacy within your home to conduct the examination within the required timeframes. This is something that we also completely understand, particularly as most of us are also trying to work from home with children at the moment. Unfortunately, this is something that we cannot provide a solution for; we must lock down a specific timeframe for exams in order to protect the academic integrity of the exams themselves, and this would be the case if the exams were held on campus also. However, given the exam timetable will be released with 4 – 6 weeks’ notice, we would hope that you would be able to arrange this block of time to be set aside without interruption, as you would if you were required to attend campus.

Of course we know there are those of you who just will not be able to do your exams in this way due to special circumstances; if that is the case, please lodge a special circumstances application as per usual process to request a deferred exam at such time that we are able to return to campus. Based on student feedback the College is also continuing to develop and expand the Examination FAQs section on the website.

Thank you

I truly do understand that this is yet another change in this difficult time that puts strain on your studies. We are trying hard to do all we can to continue to help you progress through your studies without any loss of study time, while still maintaining the requirements of the regulatory and professional bodies for our students and graduates. It is a fine line in this time when the environment is changing from week to week, and we do thank you for your patience and acceptance of all of these updates. Please know that everything we are doing right now is to ensure that you can continue your studies as uninterrupted as possible, and to improve our academic support in this new environment.

The whole Senior Leadership Team is working daily to ensure that our students remain the focus of all of our activities in this pandemic period, and I want to assure you that no decision is made lightly.    

Elissa Holswich
National, Quality and Compliance

Update: 28 April 2020, 6.20pm (AEST)

Examination FAQs

You will have seen the announcement of the final examinations update this week and we have made the decision to implement supervised online exams through a proctoring software to fulfil the assessment requirements for subject completion.

The timelines are outlined below for reference:

  • If you have a final exam as part of your December 2019, January 2020 and February 2020 subjects you will take the final exam in the week starting 1 June, 2020
  • If you have a final exam as part of your Semester 1, 2020 and March 2020 subjects you will take your final exam in the week starting 22nd June, 2020
  • The examination timetable for each final exam will be posted on the individual subject’s Loop and on the Portal by 1 May, 2020.
  • A FAQs document has been uploaded on the website and also a privacy and security PDF document to support your questions.

View our examination FAQs

The examination and the Educational Technologies Department is currently in the process of putting together a training package that will include user guides, recorded step by step guidelines on how to install the lockdown browser and how to use it with the practice exam. Once these manuals have been completed all students will be updated to the location of these on the LMS to support online examinations.

Update: 17 April 2020 at 10.49am (AEST)

COVID-19 Update – Return to Campus

Thank you for your patience as we all continue to navigate the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact this has had on our everyday lives.

Following on from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement yesterday that social distancing measures will be extended by a further 4 weeks, this update is to inform you that the college will not be re-opening on-campus classes on 4 May . The college has put in place the secondary plan of action with a return to campus date planned for Monday 6 July. (* Subject to change and based on government issued COVID -19 directive). We appreciate that this will be disappointing however, the health, safety and wellbeing of our students' staff and communities remain our top priority. The College continues to monitor and follow the directions and advice of the Government to ensure we are taking all the necessary actions to minimise risks and maintain vigilance against the COVID -19 pandemic in Australia.

We are in the process of planning the details of accommodating the S1|20 practicals and clinic classes alongside strategies to support progression across S2|20. This is a large task across 6 campuses, 4 degrees, and the consideration of thousands of timetabling units across different campuses, dates, times, credit points, schedules and delivery mediums. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work on the finer details for how this will look starting 6 July and we are aiming to provide you with a practical and clinic timetable in PDF format no later than 18 May.

Next week further information will be communicated about the return to on-campus date of 6 July including framing for the practical and clinics sessions and theory classes in S2|20. We would like to assure you that we are continuously working in the background and are considering what adjustments need to be made to accommodate the changes to S1|20 including study load planning, meeting subject professional learning outcomes and supporting your course progression into S2|20. This is a different semester than we all planned for and we thank you for your questions and continued patience.

Whilst our immediate priority is confirming for you what our return on 6 July looks like to support your planning, we have been and continue to conduct scenario planning and draft timetabling across further potential return to campus dates for August through to December 2020 due to the unpredictability of COVID-19 and our reliance on government directives as to when we can safely return. Should a return date of 6 July become unlikely at any point, we will communicate further on this.

This is an unprecedented situation for all of us, so please continue to be kind to each other and we ask that you are also respectful when communicating to staff as we are all adapting to challenging times.

  • For all general enquires please contact student services on 1300 462 887 (ext 2) and student services staff will also be working this Saturday to support your questions on this announcement.
  • The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is available free for a series of sessions on 1800 336 207 (24/7), with confidential counselling to support you and your current situation.
  • For student wellbeing support we have arranged a Resilience Webinar on Tuesday 21 April , 6.30 – 7.30 pm (AEST), register here
  • The weekly COVID-19 communication alongside the website, student portal, and LMS notifications will allow you to keep an eye on regular updates.
  • For the latest information and resources visit the Department of Health website here.

Continue to remain vigilant and diligent about you and your families health, safety and wellbeing at this time. Stay safe and stay well!

Update: 8 April 2020 at 5.17pm (AEST)

Bookstore Reopens

We know how important it is to try to maintain a sense of wellness and normality in amongst all the chaos that is happening around us right now, which is why we want to make sure that you have access to the books that you need for study.

We would like to assure you that the highest health and safety practices are being adhered to in our warehouse and we are following the latest advice and guidance from the Department of Health as well as any imposed Government restrictions to ensure that these books are delivered safely.

Dispatch schedule

As part of these safety measures, this means that, for the moment, we will dispatch orders once per week on a Friday. All orders will be sent via either standard or express post, however we understand this new process might cause some delays so we strongly encourage you to order as early as you can to ensure you have your books ready for you to start your studies and time these with your current schedule.

To celebrate the reopening, students receive 10% off on all full-priced items (*excludes bundles & packs). To receive your discount, type the code STUDY10 into the discount box at the checkout.

You can visit the Endeavour bookstore online: https://endeavourbookstore.com.au/

  • Due to a public holiday on Friday this week, all orders this week will be dispatched on Thursday 9th April.
  • The campus shipping option is not currently available and will become available again when the campuses reopen.

We're here to help. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the bookstore via email or call us on 07 3253 9525 and leave a message.

Student Wellbeing Webinar – Virtual Afternoon Meditation

Join Sarah for a meditation on the Tuesday 14 April at 2.30pm AEST. The meditation session will run for 15 minutes, however, please allow 30 minutes for the session.

Sarah is a Lecturer and Clinic Supervisor at the Perth campus, and also has her own naturopathic clinical practice in East Perth. For more information, visit the events page, or register here.

Student Support

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

It is very important that you take the time you need to also take care of yourself at this time, the SAP is available 24/7 free of charge by calling 1800 336 207 and available for confidential counselling, please do reach out to this team if they can be of any support in helping support you and your family at this time.

Support Teams

  1. For student services support call 1300 462 887 (ext.2)
  2. For LMS support call 1300 051 429
  3. For support across departments including student services log into the student portal to raise a ticket here

As we navigate our way through these ever-changing circumstances, we are frequently updating our planning based on new information. We can assure you that we have teams working on clinical and practical modelling and thank you for your continued patience as these are being finalised to ensure that we continue to support the continuation of your learning.

We recommend that you keep a watch on the weekly COVID-19 communication that will be sent every Wednesday morning, alongside the website, student portal and LMS notifications for College updates.

For the latest resources and information visit The Department of Health’s website here.

Please stay vigilant about you and your family’s health and safety at this time.

Update: 27 March 2020 at 11.46am (AEST)

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 you and your family at this time.

The College has reviewed and increased its online offerings across April through to June, 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 following subjects have now been added online, and please connect with the student services team if you would like to change your enrolment to April or another online offering, if this supports your current circumstances.

The additional subjects now available are listed below for your convenience and available on the website > Current students > Re- enrolment and download pdf link here:

Self-enrolment

These subjects will be available on the student portal Friday morning. The student services or course progression teams are happy to help you with your subject enrolment.
Call: 1300 462 887 (ext.2)
Email: student.services@endeavour.edu.au or courseprogression@endeavour.edu.au

April Online

  • BIOB111 Chemistry and Bio Chemistry
  • BIOC211 Pathology and Clinical Science 1
  • BIOH122 Human Bio 2
  • BIOP211 Pharmacology
  • BIOS222 Pathology and Clinical Science 2 and 3
  • NATP121 Naturopathic Philosophy, Principles and Practice
  • SOCQ121 Foundations of Critical Enquiry

May Online

  • BIOH111 Human Bio 1
  • BIOH122 Human Bio 2
  • BIOP211 Pharmacology
  • BIOS222 Pathology and Clinical Science 2 and 3
  • BIOW311 Wellness Practices
  • NATP111 Naturopathic Philosophy (comp med)
  • NATP121 Naturopathic Philosophy, Principles and Practice
  • NMDM121 Medicinal Food Science
  • NMDS111 Sociology of food

June Online

  • BIOB111 Chemistry and Bio Chemistry
  • SOCM311 Mindfulness in Practice ( & November)

July Online

  • BIOC211 Pathology and Clinical Science 1
  • BIOH122 Human Bio 2
  • NATP121 Naturopathic Philosophy, Principles and Practice
  • SOCF111 Foundations of Communication and Counselling

August Online

  • NMDS122 Sociology of Food for Complementary Medicine
  • NEW - NMDH322 Community Public Health Nutrition –August

The SAP (Student Assistance Program) is available free of charge for all students call 1800 336 207 (24/7), this program offers confidential counselling for study related or personal problems and will support and help you navigate these changing times.

Please contact the above teams if they can be any support at this time and stay vigilant with your health, and we look forward to supporting you online over the coming months.

Thought for the day… this too will come to pass

Update: 25 March 2020 at 10.34am (AEST)

A message from Dr Andrea Bugarcic, Director of Education

Please note the following:

Practicals

There will be two intensive delivery blocks to accommodate all practical classes in all possible enrolment combinations and available campus space:

  • Practical blocks are to be taken consecutively (Block 1 then Block 2)
  • Total number of hours to be covered are indicated in brackets after the subject code below, and exclude any theory parts of the sessions that are currently delivered online
  • HMCL211, HMCL222 and HMCL312 subjects may be converted to fully online delivery for the rest of the semester. Academic teams are working through this and will be in touch by tomorrow on respective Loop/Noticeboards

Practical Intensive block 1

5 weeks delivery plus 1 week of practical exams

Subjects that will be included in this block:

  • MSTA121 (20 hours)
  • MSTE311 (20 hours)
  • MSTM311 (20 hours)
  • MSTR211 (20 hours)
  • MSTT211 (20 hours)
  • MSTT212 (20 hours)
  • MSTT317 (40 hours)
  • CMAC111 (25 hours)
  • CMAC213 (60 hours)
  • CMAC221 (30 hours)
  • CMTN211 (30 hours)
  • CMTN311 (30 hours)
  • CMAC222 (6 hours – one workshop only; compulsory attendance)
  • CMAC223 (6 hours – one workshop only; compulsory attendance)
  • CMAC311 (6 hours – one workshop only; compulsory attendance)
  • CMAC321 (6 hours – one workshop only; compulsory attendance)
  • CMAC411 (6 hours – one workshop only; compulsory attendance)

CMCS211 (30 hours)

Subjects that may be included in this block (depending on the campus space): BIOE221 (33 hours), SOCI221 (33 hours), *HMCL211 (21 hours), *HMCL222 (21 hours), *HMCL312 (21 hours) (* see note above)

Practical Intensive block 2

5 weeks total delivery (any practical exams included within the 5 weeks).

Subjects that will be included in this block

  • CMAC111 (25 hours)
  • CMEX421 (30 hours)

Subjects that may be included in this block (depending on the campus space): BIOE221 (33 hours), SOCI221 (33 hours), *HMCL211 (21 hours), *HMCL222 (21 hours), *HMCL312 (21 hours) (* see note above)

Clinics

There will be one 5-week intensive clinic block that will include all assessment submissions. As per previous communications, we are working towards updating these assessments so no extra submissions points after the 5-week intensive is needed.

Please note some exceptions to the general 5-week intensive block:

The timetable team are currently working on this model, which will be released as soon as it is finalised. Once finalised, you will be able to determine the next best steps to support your personal circumstances and commitment to studies during this unprecedented time.

NOTE: If based on personal circumstances you are unable to complete the proposed intensive and practical schedule, please contact special consideration with a summary of your circumstances; we will work with you and provide support on a case-by-case basis.

Special Consideration: Email specialconsideration@endeavour.edu.au or submit the special circumstances form via the student portal. There is no requirement to submit documentation at this time.

Below is the total number of clinic hours required for each clinic subject code and indication of total number of hours per week across the 5-week intensive period:

Subject Total number of hours required 5 weeks (hours/week)
NUT NMDC314 60 12
NMDC321/NMDC323A 90 18
NMDC322/NMDC323B 60 12
NAT NATC321 66 13
NATC414 66 13
NATC425A 99 20
NATC425B 66 13
MYO MSTC212 30 6
MSTC223 60 12
MSTC314 60 12
MSTC325A 30 6
MSTC325B 60 12
ACU CMCS221 30 6
CMCS311 60 12
CMCS321 120 24
CMCS322 60 12
CMCS323 60 12
CMCS411 90 18
CMCS421 90 18
CMTN321 60 12
CMTN411 60 12

Support Options

With the continued escalation of COVID-19, the college will continue to seek solutions to support students on a case by case basis and provide assistance in any way possible.

Thank you for your patience, collaboration and kindness – the only way through this unprecedented situation is together.

Update: 24 March 2020 at 9.56am (AEST)

Dear students,

Firstly, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy in these ever-moving times.

Secondly, I wanted 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 instigation of the live streaming of the theory lectures from one campus, 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.

Update: 19 March at 9.35am (AEST)

As we continue our preparations to support the health and safety of all students at the college and transition to a fully online model for the next six weeks, we thank you for your continued patience as we work through the large volume of enquires received at this time.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve we would like to reassure you that we have teams across the college committed to seeking solutions to support your continued study across all theory and live-streamed classes and are working on the timetable options for future intensive practical and clinical classes.

Please see a summary below to address FAQs at this time

  • All theory classes for all students are now available online or will be live streaming and this will continue for all of S1|20
  • The links to the classes are posted on the LMS. Go to the subject > go to connections > go to subject news > go to the latest announcements forum
  • The recordings for these live classes will be loaded after the completion of the class on the LMS > subject > go to the week > recordings will be up loaded within a 24-36 hour period
  • Attendance waivers have been put in place across all non-clinical attendance subjects and students are not required to provide medical certificates or documentation for attendance waivers

Practical and clinical classes intensive sessions

We have a large volume of enquires of what an intensive session may look like and we respect and understand that this will support planning your studies in the future.

  • To manage your expectations around this we have a dedicated project team that is currently working on modelling across all clinics and practicals with the core goal to ensure that we build in flexibility to support future practical and clinical sessions for all students
  • To support your planning of how this may look some key considerations in the planning stages are:
    • Aiming to limit practical and clinical sessions to two to three days per week and these sessions maybe scheduled in existing time slots where theory classes were scheduled as all theory classes remain online for S1|20
    • For clinics and practical classes we are looking at completing the intensive sessions across a 4 – 6 – 8 week period, these timelines are flexible and can be extended based on a point in time circumstances
    • Absolute flexibility with make-up clinics dates and special consideration for these to be extended to the end of S1|20 and we are dedicated to working with students on a case by case basis to support extensions across S2|20 as required
  • We are committed to supporting your completion of these classes and consideration for the extension of timelines including the possibility of running these sessions across the semester break period to support the completion of these subjects

We are modelling what this will look like across all degrees and thank you for your continued patience as this is reviewed over the coming days.

Clinic make-ups

  • Clinic make-ups will still be required and the college has put in place flexible dates for these and are willing to work with students to accommodate this on a case by case basis
  • In all cases we will aim to ensure that we are able to support students to complete their make-up sessions and course for this semester

Examinations

All planned on-campus examinations for this period will be deferred and the examinations coordinator will be in contact with each student to confirm the process and manage expectations around the re-scheduling of these examinations.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

This is a stressful time as what we have known is now the unknown. It is very important that you take the time you need to also take care of yourself at this time, the SAP is available 24/7 free of charge by calling 1800 336 207 and available for confidential counselling, please do reach out to this team if they can be of any support in helping support you and your family at this time.

Support teams

  • Support teams across the college are receiving a large volume of enquires and we are working on all ticket and phone enquiries, please allow a 36-72 hour response time as we answer your questions and support you at this time
  • For student services call 1300 462 887 (ext.2) or email student.services@endeavour.edu.au
  • For specific support team enquiries please raise these through the student portal
  • For COVID-19 updates refer to the LMS, student portal or this page

Once again, we thank you for your continued patience at this unprecedented time and we can ensure you that we are focused on answering all your enquires, supporting your questions and committed to working on solutions that support your present circumstances.

At the College all teams are dedicated to ensuring that you can continue with your studies online and return to campus with minimal disruption and maximum flexibility to support the successful completion of your planned studies.

At this time please ensure that you have all the support that you, your family and friends need and be vigilant about your health and wellbeing.

Thought for the day... if it doesn't challenge you it doesn’t change you.

Update: 17 March at 5.47pm (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 make-ups 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.

Update: 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.

Update: 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.