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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.