Updated: 22 March 2020
Due to the escalating concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, NIT Australia is taking number of actions to enable its students to effectively engage in learning using NIT’s Learning Management System.
Health and safety of our students and staff as well as effective delivery of training is the key focus for NIT.
Considering the best possible outcomes for our students especially international students, NIT has taken the decisions to ensure that there is minimal disruption to the students in regards to their education; training; and help them stay on track with their studies at NIT.
- Minimise the risks to health and wellbeing of the students and staff;
- Make it possible for students to finish the course in time (possibly with course and visa extensions); and
- Flexible and cost-effective way to continue their studies in the current circumstances.
NIT has decided that:
- NIT will be delivering the training and assessment in the next study period (SP2-2020 – from 6 April 2020 to 28 June 2020) in a flexible/blended mode, mostly using online and virtual classroom based training methods with minimal face-to-face interactions.
- NIT has recently upgraded its Learning Management System (LMS) and procured technologies to run online learning and virtual classroom based training for its VET students.All enrolled students at NIT will receive an email 5 days prior to the commencement of the next study period about how to attend and use NIT’s LMS for online learning and virtual classrooms.
- NIT campus will remain open to keep assisting its students and clients, unless the government imposes an emergency lockdown.
- If and when the government imposes an emergency lockdown, NIT’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) will work from home to keep assisting the students on the matters that they can. (The contact details of the CIRT team members will be made available to students only when the lockdown is imposed).
- The Easter Break will take place as usual.
This decision may change further in line with government advice.
While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to NIT, the decision to move to online learning where possible is a precautionary measure to limit contact during this phase of the pandemic and minimise the risk of community transmission of the virus.