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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

COVID-19 Update 9 September 2021

Melbourne update

The Victorian Government has announced lockdown restrictions will be lifted in regional Victoria (except for Greater Shepparton) from 11:59 pm on Thursday 9 September.

There are no changes to the lockdown restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne until Thursday 23 September, if the state can reach a 70 per cent vaccination rate of first doses by this date

The Melbourne Campus will be closed during this time and workplace based training and assessment is suspended.  All student activities scheduled in Victoria for the lockdown period will proceed to remote access only.

In line with the Victorian Government and the Department of Health and Human Services advice, we are committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students and staff.

The Information Centre, Wellbeing and Counselling Services (WACS), Disability Access Services and Learning Advisors and all learning and support spaces will continue to be available online.

Please keep an eye on myWAI for more information or contact your teaching department if you have any questions about your timetable.

Vaccinations available

From Wednesday 25 August, everyone in Australia aged 16 years and over is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccinations are free. This includes for Australian citizens, permanent residents, temporary and provisional visa holders including international students.

For Melbourne students:

How to book an appointment
To book an appointment in Victoria , visit the Victorian Government's COVID-19 vaccine online booking system or contact the Coronavirus hotline by phoning 1800 675 398.

Vaccination bookings can be made at the William Angliss Institute Medical Centre if you have a Medicare card (it has some Astra Zeneca vaccines in stock currently). You can also possibly book with your local GP which may incur a fee.

If you are an international student, you will require an Individual Health Identifier number – you can get this by:

Online Request

  • Create account and sign in to myGov
  • Select services or link your first service.
  • Select IHI service from the list.

Using a Form
For more information visit Study Melbourne.

Please refer to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services information on what to bring to your vaccine appointment.

Vaccinations and Study

Please consider getting your first dose before returning to campus and it is recommended that you do not get your first vaccine on the day or the day before any assessment or exam to avoid feeling common but mild side effects such as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, fever and chills and joint pain.

If your vaccination booking is during class hours, please discuss your vaccination with your teacher to minimise disruption to your learning.

For more information about eligibility in Victoria.

For more information phone our Angliss student support line on (03) 8595 5144 (Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm).

 

Sydney Update

The NSW Government has announced an extension to the lockdown for Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong with restrictions remaining in place until 11:59pm on Thursday 30 September 2021.

All practical classes will now cease on the Sydney campus as of Tuesday 17 August 2021.

All theory classes will continue online as timetabled.

Please regularly check your student email for the latest information. Alternatively, you can contact Matt Steel at matt.steel@angliss.edu.au

For the latest advice from NSW Health please visit https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx

How to book an appointment

To book an appointment in NSW, visit the NSW Government's COVID-19 vaccine online booking system or contact the Coronavirus hotline by phoning 1800 020 080.

If you are an international student and do not have a Medicare Card, you will require an Individual Health Identifier number – you can get this by:

Online Request

  • Create account and sign in to myGov.
  • Select services or link your first service.
  • Select IHI service from the list.

Using a Form

For more information visit NSW Department of Health.

Please refer to the NSW Department of Health for information on what to bring to your vaccine appointment.

Vaccination bookings may also be made with your local GP however this may incur a fee.

Vaccinations and Study

Please consider getting your first dose before any major assessments. However, it's recommended that you do not get your first vaccine on the day of or the day before any assessment or exam to avoid feeling common but mild side effects such as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, fever and chills and joint pain.

If your vaccination booking is during class hours, please discuss your vaccination with your teacher to minimise disruption to your learning.
For more information about eligibility in NSW.

For more information phone our Angliss student support line on (03) 8595 5144 (Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm).

For students in other states:

  • National Department of Health Coronavirus hotline: 1800 675 398
  • National COVID-19 vaccine helpline: 1800 020 080

 

CURRENT STUDENT INFORMATION

If you require further information please contact your teacher or program leader and check myWAI for the latest updates.

Our student FAQs are also regularly updated as study-related advice is available.

 

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN NEED

In addition to Government support, Angliss is working to provide additional support for students in need. We have implemented the following measures to give a little extra help to our students:

  • Support available to students experiencing extreme financial hardship (details on myWAI)
  • Enhanced health and wellbeing services, including telehealth services
  • For those experiencing census, withdrawal and fee-related matters, or who have special requirements there are a range of alternative options and payment plans available.

The Institute continues to follow the expert advice of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which is consistent with the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer and Department of Health advice, and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) in relation to COVID-19.

As the situation continues to evolve we will adjust our preventative measures in accordance with the advice of the DHHS.

We will continue to keep this website updated as information changes and are regularly communicating with our students and staff.

 

Government Resources

The following government resources are being updated regularly and we recommend you check them for the latest public information.

 

Need further support?

If you are a William Angliss Institute student, for more information phone: (03) 8595 5144 (Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm).

The Institute will update this website as further information becomes available.