Covid19 International Students Melbourne

STAY SAFE AND KEEP HEALTHY: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Latest Update – 06 August 2020

Melbourne Campus – Classes

We are committed to continuing our courses during this time to have minimum interruption on our students learning journey. Classes are provided online, students can get in touch with their trainers directly through phone or email.

If students need contact student support or admin, please contact through:

Email: admin@cac.edu.au

Phone: 1300 258 369

Melbourne Stage 4 lockdown

To all of our Melbourne-based students, we hope you’re doing well and staying safe since the implementation of stage 4 lockdown. The new restrictions prevent residents from travelling further than 5km from their homes for food and exercise.

Unsure of where you can travel?  Find out here: https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-5km-from-home-map

Face masks

Face masks are now mandatory across Metropolitan Melbourne. Many stores are struggling to keep up with demand and so Melbournians are breaking out the sewing kits and making their own.

Find the Victorian Government’s instructions on how to make a cloth mask here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/202007/Design%20and%20preparation%20of%20cloth%20mask_0.pdf

Mental health

Lockdown, physical distancing and health concerns can all have an impact on our mental health. If you’re struggling, then we encourage you to reach out for help and engage in positive activities that will help your wellbeing.

Read how you can safeguard your mental health during this challenging time:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/ongoing-support-during-coronavirus-covid-19/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions

Update – 15 July 2020

CAC has been taking actions to ensure that the CAC community is safe since the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic in the state of Victoria. Our key focus is the safety, health and well being of our students, staff and families. 
 
As per Victorian Government Directives, if you can study from home, you must do so. At this time CAC only allows essential activities to be conducted on campus. Essential activities are defined as requiring restricted access for priority teaching and assessments. 
 
We will continue to monitor the situation, and the advice from government agencies, particularly in relation to the recent reinstatement of stage three lockdown restrictions – (https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19) announced by the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, affecting Metropolitan Melbourne. 

Temporary changes due to COVID 19 

  • Regular online classes conducted where practical and possible
  • Online submission of student assessments
  • Automotive practicals classes are rescheduled 
  • Student support services available to ensure you maintain your academic progress
  • Increased onsite cleaning, hand sanitisers and promotion of good hygiene
  • Student support services available on campus with appointment

What we want you to do

  • Continue good hygiene practices 
  • Follow social distancing
  • Attend online lectures 
  • Stay connected with your Trainer/ Assessors and student support services team
  • Regularly monitor your email for updates
  • Update your contact details

Advice for CAC students – Coronavirus COVID19 update – 10 April 2020

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection has now affected almost every country in the world.  Whilst most countries are still working hard fighting covid19, Australia has been successful in flattening the curve, 3 states have now recorded no new cases and have few or no active cases.  Australia is one of the safest places in the world in terms of the number of cases of COVID-19.  

For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Department of Health website. 

Key Updates:

  • CAC continues to have no known cases of COVID-19 within our community.
  • A switch to online study Virtual classrooms are currently being tested. Students are advised to check emails for class timings and delivery.
  • If any international student leaves Australia, they leave themselves open to the possibility of being denied re-entry.
  • All international students in Australia must have access to Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) according to their visa condition. In the unlikely event that you need to visit a hospital, you will be covered under Overseas Student Health Cover Insurance, so please contact your nominated OSHC provider for details.
  • BUPA has a dedicated webpage on Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for international students. You can visit the page by clicking here; Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for International Students
  • International students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package that will help tens of thousands of people across our state. Read more here.
  • We understand this is a difficult time for everyone. CAC will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide regular updates.

GOOD HYGIENE PRECAUTIONS

We ask students, staff, and visitors to take precautions as advised by the public health experts including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean hands with hand sanitizers available at the campus.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue –Not your hands!
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if you can help it.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your healthcare provider
  • Please observe and comply with health-related signage around the campus
  • Continue healthy habits like exercise, drinking water, and getting plenty of sleep.

For more information on simple personal hygiene practices to reduce exposure to illness visit:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Avoid handshaking and other close interactions
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • All gatherings must comply with social distancing parameters of at least 1.5m between each student

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of Breath

IF YOU START TO FEEL UNWELL

If you feel unwell at all – do not come to campus. If you do suspect you have any symptoms of the virus please follow the recommendations below:

  • Call your local GP doctor and ask for advice for a COVID-19 test.
  • Do not come to campus until all symptoms have subsided and/or the doctor has cleared you of COVID-19 infection with a doctor certificate.
  • If you become unwell while on campus, please present yourself to reception for advice.
  • Continue to keep isolated from other people as much as possible (e.g. in a different room).
  • Do not travel on public transport, taxis or ride-shares​ and do not attend any public places.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Australia, visit the Department of Health website. 

HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE

We ask that you follow the appropriate measures to ensure you stay away from other people during your isolation. You can find more information on how to self isolate here Home isolation guidance

FURTHER RESOURCES

If you have any questions related to CAC’s response to Covid-19 please contact: admin@cac.edu.au