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NIT Australia Covid-19 Updates

NIT Australia continues to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 and is following the latest advice by the state and federal authorities. The health, safety and well-being of our staff, students and community continue to be our priority and NIT will keep its decision making consistent with the latest government advice and will keep on communicating updated information in due course.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE – Friday 5 February 2021

Following the latest Post Lockdown Transition announcements and advice made by the WA State Government, NIT Australia has decided to resume on-campus face-to-face classes from Monday 8 Feb 2021.

NIT is vigilant and will take all precautionary measures to keep our students, staff and community safe. These measures include that all staff members, students and visitors are required to wear masks at NIT campus at all times. Trainers are permitted by the Government to remove their mask while delivering training to enable clear communication.

If any person (staff member, student or a visitor) refuses to wear a mask, that person will be asked to leave the campus premises.

NIT will keep on cautiously monitoring the conditions and the government advice. NIT may decide to move to online delivery mode if the Government imposes further lockdown, imposes stricter restrictions or there is a health and safety risk to NIT students and staff amidst COVID-19.

Be COVID-Safe at all times

All staff and students are advised to comply with all COVID-19 instructions including the ones listed below:

  • Wear a face mask at all times when at NIT campus.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Use sanitiser when you can’t use soap and water.
  • While sneezing or coughing, cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue and dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Try to stay 1.5 metres away from others, whenever possible.
  • Avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms.

 

COVID-19 Related Resources

A list of useful resources regarding COVID-19 and health guidelines are available from the Western Australian Government’s coronavirus website. Regularly updated information can also be found on the state Department of Health’s website.

Information for students who will not be able to enter Perth, Western Australia due to COVID-19 border restrictions

Due to COVID-19 border restrictions in Australia or Western Australia, international students may NOT be allowed to enter Perth, Western Australia.

 

For students who are already enrolled with NIT:

If you are enrolled with NIT and are unable to commence or resume your course due to not being able to travel to Perth, Western Australia, due to COVID-19 border restrictions, NIT will defer your enrolment to the next available intake (with course fees credited towards the next available intake).

For details on how to defer your enrolment, we advise you to contact NIT’s Admissions Team via details available on your letter of offer or by calling at +61 8 6269 2300.

 

For students who are planning to enrol with NIT:

If you are planning to enrol with NIT but are currently outside of Perth, Western Australia, and think that you may not be able to enter Perth, Western Australia by your planned course start date, we advise you to contact our team via contact details available on NIT’s website.

 

Australian Government’s update regarding student visas amidst COVID-19:

  • The Government has recommenced granting student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia. This means when borders re-open, students will already have visas and be able to make travel arrangements.
  • We recommend you to check Student Visa advice on the Australian Government’s website for detailed information.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, NIT has temporarily changed the ACS Professional Year Program delivery mode to blended mode (a combination of face-to-face (on-campus) classes and online (virtual) sessions) until further notice.

The number of face-to-face and online sessions are pre-determined based on the requirements of training delivery and assessments.

For detailed information and FAQs please refer to the ACS Professional Year Program training delivery during COVID-19 document.

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