Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert
The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
Symptoms can include:
If you are sick and think you might have COVID-19, check your symptoms using healthdirect’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker: click here
To prevent and slow the transmission of COVID-19, you must:
Seek immediate medical attention and always call before visiting your doctor or health facility if you believe you are developing COVID-19 symptoms.
The COVIDSafe app is part of our work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Having confidence we can find and contain outbreaks quickly will mean governments can ease restrictions while still keeping Australians safe.
The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus.
Download the COVIDSafe app, click here
The Federal Government advises all Australian Citizens to not travel overseas at this time.
The Australian Borders are currently closed except for Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents. For detailed information as to who can be let into the country, please visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
Social distancing includes ways to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. It means less contact between you and other people.
Social distancing is important because COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:
The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.
Below are some ways to keep you distance in public, at home, and at work to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Social distancing in public:
Social distancing at home:
All Australians are required to stay home unless it is necessary to go outside.
You are permitted to leave home for the essentials:
Steps for social distancing in all homes include:
Social distancing at work:
If you can, work from home. If you cannot work from home and you are sick, you must not attend your workplace.
Steps for social distancing in the workplace include:
For more information on social distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19), visit Australian Government Department of Health
You can still keep in touch with family, friends, work colleagues and others while you practise social distancing by:
All campuses are currently closed (Brisbane, Parramatta and Adelaide). All classes have been moved to Virtual classes. Virtual classes will be conducted from the location of the student’s residence. Students are required to have appropriate study desk and chair and meet the computer requirements listed below.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any current/prospective students enrolling to study at Queensford College will need to ensure they are able to connect to the internet and have the capability to use our online learning system that meets the minimum technical requirements, which are:
You will be able to access learning and assessment materials through Moodle and classes will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams. Student Services will be emailing you documentation on How to Login to Moodle and How to use Teams for Virtual Classes.
Please contact your trainer or our student support team to assist you.
Please inform your trainer and the student support team about not being able to attend along with reasons for not attending.
If you are facing difficulty in accessing virtual classes, please contact our IT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to assist you.
Your trainer will be the first point of contact, please try to get in touch with your trainer and they will help you out.
Student who can participate in virtual classes:
Students must be onshore to commence/continue studying Queensford College by participating in virtual classes.
Students who cannot participate in virtual classes:
Students who are offshore and have a valid visa, and cannot travel to Australia, will need to suspend/defer their course to a future intake and cannot commence/continue to study their course in virtual classes.
Students who do not have visa and are offshore, will not be allowed to commence to study their course in virtual classes
Students are required to be onshore (in Australia) to commence and/or continue studying virtually with us.
Students who are offshore (outside Australia in a different country), have a valid visa, and cannot travel to Australia are required to suspend/defer their course to a future intake. Additionally, they cannot commence and/or continue a course virtually.
If a new student is currently Offshore, they cannot commence their studies virtually – regardless of visa grant status.
Students are to defer their course to the next feasible intake (for now, that is August intake).
Students who do not have a visa and are offshore, will not be allowed to commence a course virtually.