Covid19 International Students Melbourne

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

COVID-19 vaccination – International students and COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia, even if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident. This includes people without a Medicare card, overseas visitors, international students, migrant workers and asylum seekers.

The Australian Government wants everyone in Australia to have access to a safe, free, COVID-19 vaccine, if they choose to be vaccinated.

You can check when and where you can receive a vaccine using the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.

You can find more information by visiting the following link

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccines

Latest Update – 17 Aug 2021

In line with the Victorian Government’s directives in response to COVID-19, all of CAC Melbourne campuses will be closed until Thursday 2nd September, but we are continuing to operate remotely.

We hope to reopen our doors to all staff and students soon, but for now, we are continuing to take the necessary precautions against COVID-19.

Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation with the health and safety measures in response to COVID-19.

Important information

CAC takes the coronavirus pandemic seriously and is committed to the health of our community. We have implemented health and safety measures on-campus, in line with government directives that go as follows:

  • Stay at home if you have symptoms and get tested
  • Complete the check-in process upon arrival (QR code and Check-in register available at the entrance)
  • Follow health and safety precautions

If you have a confirmed medical diagnosis of COVID-19, have been to a Tier 1 site or are deemed a ‘close contact’ of someone confirmed to have COVID-19, do not come to campus. You can find more information regarding exposure sites by following the link below;

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

Contact CAC Support:

  • phone 1300258369 – to let us know if you have tested positive for COVID-19
  • email admin@cac.edu.au – to enquire about our health and safety measures
CAC has been taking action 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. We are committed to continuing our courses during this time to have minimum interruption on our student’s learning journey. Classes are provided online, students can get in touch with their trainers directly through phone or email.
 
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

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

  • 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
  • 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