Please note the following:
There will be two intensive delivery blocks to accommodate all practical classes in all possible enrolment combinations and available campus space:
5 weeks delivery plus 1 week of practical exams
Subjects that will be included in this block:
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)
5 weeks total delivery (any practical exams included within the 5 weeks).
Subjects that will be included in this block
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 email@example.com 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:
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.
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:
A few further points for you to know:
While the live delivery and support of the theory subjects will commence tomorrow (please see Loop and Noticeboards of the specific subjects for details), there may be technical issues that will need to be addressed as we settle into this new way of our subject delivery. I ask you to be patient and kind to your lecturers and the IT department while we work through the issues together. Please be assured that any gaps in delivery or support of these subjects will be addressed by a separate recording or an extra support webinar. Also, please keep your eye on the Loop of your subjects - Subject Coordinators will be communicating any changes and updates through this avenue.
Thank you for being incredible, kind and calm students. We are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of online live education delivery and are working to ensure this occurs across all of the above mentioned subjects.
Thank you for your patience and collaboration. The only way through this unprecedented situation is together.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After careful deliberation and to support a proactive and preventative approach to support the health and wellbeing of all students at this time it has been determined that all campuses and clinics will close effective Monday, March 23 until May 3 2020 (based on confirmation of directive to reopen).
The College is able to confirm that there have been no cases of COVID-19 on any of the campus or clinic locations and this decision has been made to prioritise the continued health and wellbeing of all students.
At this time we are dedicated to supporting you in the continuation of your studies online and in an intensive format for practical and clinical classes upon your return in May and June.
Please know that the College is continuing to monitor the situation daily and regular updates will be rolled out via the student portal / LMS/ website and direct communications to your email address as intensive mode delivery timetables are confirmed and FAQs collated over the coming weeks.
We are committed to supporting you in the continuation of your studies and your health and wellness at this time and please do not hesitate to contact support teams as we seek solutions that will support the continuation of your studies and wellbeing.
The College is now ready to move the final on-campus theory classes to online via live streaming effective Wednesday 18 March.
Access to all online subjects and theory subjects listed below will remain online for the remainder of Semester 1, 2020.
Classes will begin to stream on Wednesday 18 March in Melbourne time which will allow you to continue your studies from home for all classes listed below. We will be recording these classes so if you are unable to attend the livestream you will be able to listen to the recording at another time.
The following subjects will be live streamed from Wednesday 18 March:
All links to the classes have been posted on the LMS.
Go to the Subject > go to Connections > go to Subject News > go to Latest Announcements Forum
If you are unable to locate your password please connect with the subject coordinator via the LMS or student services on 1300 462 887 (ext.2).
Updated 17 March 2020 at 9.32am (AEST)
With a focus on the health and safety of all students and staff at the College we are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation and are in regular contact with the relevant government and health authorities across the nation.
Please be assured that we are working in the background on a number of strategies that will support increased options for online delivery and further support for practical and clinical classes. A daily update will communicate these as they are rolled out and actions completed.
Please see below the following that is in place:
We would like to assure you that we have a team focused on ensuring continued support for students across this time and we are focused on the following:
For details on the above actions to support students at this time please see the information below:
On campus theory classes – access to online lectures
Live class streaming
The on campus practical classes and clinics will continue and the College is monitoring the situation daily and working closely with the relevant health authorities and government agencies.
To ensure student and staff safety, the College has increased the regularity of cleaning rosters across all campus locations, hand sanitiser availability and a stringent cleaning and sterilisation protocol across all clinics, facilities and campuses.
We respect that this is a stressful time and please do reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7) if this is affecting you or immediate family members and friends.
Thank you for your patience as the above plan is implemented vigilance to health and safety at this time and if you have further questions the student services team can be contacted on 1300 462 887, option 2.