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With a focus on the commitment to the health and safety of all students, we are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation and are in regular contact with the relevant government and health authorities across the nation.

FIAFitnation students and staff are encouraged to check this page frequently as we will update it as required. For more information specifically regarding higher education institutions, please visit the Department of Health website.

Key information

We would like to thank you for your ongoing diligence during COVID-19 in adhering to and maintaining the safety measures that have been put in place on campus to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.  Your vigilance and diligence in supporting these protocols continue to support and maintain a COVID-19 campus free COVID -19 environment.

On Monday 27 July, the National WHS Committee met to review our current COVID-19 Safe Plan, going through federal and state government COVID-19 restrictions and adapting the plan accordingly across all of our campuses nationwide. As the risks associated with the potential of contracting COVID-19 varies dramatically from state to state, we have implemented a state by state approach. As a college, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely across all states.

Support

  1. If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for Endeavour students, free for a series of sessions
  2. Student support teams can be reached on 1300 136 632 (ext. 2)
  3. Refer to COVID-19 FAQs: https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/covid-19-information/
  4. Refer to general FAQs: https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/study/faqs/

As we continue to adapt and plan together we ask that in all communication and interaction with staff, you remain respectful and align with the Student Code of Conduct.

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor been confirmed with COVID-19, this will be first reported to the government with the College to then follow instructions for a campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and campus closure, all students will be informed and kept up to date about an expected return date (based on the relevant government and health authority approval).

Latest updates for students

Please see below for updated advice and information per campus.

Adelaide

Based on the directive of the Government of South Australia and the recent update to the Roadmap for easing of restrictions and recovery from COVID-19 planning,  the college will align with this recommendation for easing of the following restrictions from August 3rd (* subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation and State Government Directive).

On-Campus – Practical / Student Common Areas:

  • For practical classes, face masks will become voluntary for students — students may use their own face mask if preferred.
  • The commencement of meetings in meeting rooms/ breakout spaces is permitted adhering to state capacity rules.
  • The re-opening of common areas and kitchens, including the usage of fridges, microwaves, hot water.
    • Note there will still be restrictions placed on the sharing of utensils/milk/food/cups etc and this will not be permitted.
  • Within the HLTAID003 Provide first aid course, adjustments will be made to practical assessments where rescue breaths on CPR manikins will be performed to the side of the manikin, and all activities that would have previously been performed on a partner will be demonstrated on self.

Procedures to remain in place:

The health and safety and a COVID-19 free campus remains as our top priority and to support this the current procedures including adhering to physical distancing remains in place:

  • Maximum capacity (2m2) and physical distancing (1.5 metre),
  • Disinfecting protocols for all high touch areas,
  • Continuing with current COVID-19 Library processes with 72-hour quarantine for all loan books,
  • Use of Perspex Guards and floor distancing stickers,
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly,
  • Students must not attend campus if presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms,
  • Regular daily cleaning carried out on campus including all high touch areas,

SA COVID-19 resources:

Perth

WA RoadMap, COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed further, the college will align with this recommendation for easing of the following restrictions from August 3rd (subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation and State Government Directive).

 On-Campus – Practical / Student Common Areas:

  • For practical classes, face masks will become voluntary for students and clients, students may use their own face mask if preferred.
  • The commencement of meetings in meeting rooms/ breakout spaces are permitted adhering to state capacity rules.
  • The re-opening of common areas and kitchens, including the usage of fridges, microwaves, hot water.
    • Note there will still be restrictions placed on the sharing of utensils/milk/food/cups etc and this will not be permitted.
  • Within the HLTAID003 Provide first aid course, adjustments will be made to practical assessments where rescue breaths on CPR manikins will be performed to the side of the manikin, and all activities that would have previously been performed on a partner will be demonstrated on self.

 Procedures to remain in place:

 The health and safety and a COVID-19 free campus remains as our top priority and to support this the current procedures including adhering to physical distancing remains in place:

  • Maximum capacity (2m2) and physical distancing (1.5 metre),
  • Disinfecting protocols for all high touch areas,
  • Continuing with current COVID-19 Library processes with 72-hour quarantine for all loan books,
  • Use of Perspex Guards and floor distancing stickers,
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly,
  • Students must not attend campus if presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms,
  • Regular daily cleaning carried out on campus including all high touch areas,

WA COVID-19 resources:

Brisbane & Gold Coast

Updated: Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Based on the recent State Government announcements, the three-day lockdown will end at noon on Friday 1 April, 2021. For the latest COVID-19 information refer to the Queensland Government COVID-19 updates.

To support the health and safety of the overall community, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and align with all State Government directives. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and will keep you updated as things evolve.  *Subject to change based on the evolving COVID-19 and State Government directives.

Brisbane campus update

The lockdown restrictions will end at noon on Friday 1 April and the Brisbane campus will reopen on Tuesday 6 April. Based on State Government directive, mandatory face masks restrictions will be applied until 12 noon on Thursday 15 April.

  1. The Brisbane Campus will reopen on Tuesday 6 April
  2. Face masks are mandatory on campus until 12 noon on Thursday 15 April

Gold Coast update

  1. The Gold Coast campus remains open with current COVID-19 protocols remaining in place
  2. Face masks are mandatory on campus until 12 noon on Thursday 15 April

For further clarification and support:

  1. Contact Student Services on 1300 136 632 (ext.2) to discuss any concerns
  2. If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for students, free for a series of sessions.

COVID-19 procedures to remain in place:

  1. Physical distancing protocols are in place (1.5 metre) and controls are in place in classrooms, clinical classrooms, laboratories, dispensaries and specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage
  2. In clinics, student, staff and client caps are in place based on the number of people per room so physical distancing is maintained and adhered to. This will include staggered clinical consultation times, clients in the waiting rooms and treatments rooms. You may find yourself spread across multiple clinics and breakout rooms as you return to clinical completion classes
  3. All safe campus and health and safety protocols are expected to be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus
  4. Current COVID-19 library processes with 72-hour quarantine for all loan books
  5. Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the college and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options
  6. Protocols have been put in place for screening of clinic clients with an online questionnaire prior to booking a treatment
  7. Clients who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend clinic and will be asked to leave the clinic and rebook their appointment when they are feeling better
  8. All clinics will have access to temperature scanners for usage should a student, staff member or client present with flu like symptoms, and the person may be asked to leave the campus in return once they are feeling better
  9. Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly
  10. Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus
  11. All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus

Updated: Monday 29 March, 2021

Based on the recent State Government announcements, a three-day lockdown has been imposed on greater Brisbane (across Brisbane City, Ipswich City, Logan City, Redland City and Moreton Bay Regional), effective as of 5pm on Monday 29 March, 2021. Face masks are mandatory in these areas when physical distancing is not possible for the duration of the lockdown. For the latest COVID-19 information, refer to the Queensland Government COVID-19 update.

Brisbane campus update

As mentioned above, the Brisbane campus will close for a three-day period to align with the State Government imposed lockdown. All non-essential businesses are required to close, and this includes the College.

  • The Brisbane campus will close for a three-day period effective from 5pm on Monday 29 March through to 5pm Thursday 1 April, 2021*
  • Face masks are mandatory outside of the home in the above-mentioned council areas

To support the health and safety of the overall community, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and align with all State Government directives. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and will keep you updated as things evolve.  *Subject to change based on the evolving COVID-19 and State Government directives.

COVID-19 procedures to remain in place: 

  1. Physical distancing protocols are in place (1.5 metre) and controls are in place in classrooms, clinical classrooms, laboratories, dispensaries and specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage
  2. In clinics, student, staff and client caps are in place based on the number of people per room so physical distancing is maintained and adhered to (this will include staggered clinical consultation times, clients in the waiting rooms and treatments rooms – you may find yourself spread across multiple clinics and breakout rooms as you return to clinical completion classes)
  3. Each specialist learning space including the endeavour wellness clinic and dispensaries, is provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant
  4. All safe campus and health and safety protocols are expected to be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus
  5. Current COVID-19 library processes with a 72-hour quarantine period for all loan books
  6. Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the College and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options;
  7. Protocols have been put in place for screening of clinic clients with an online questionnaire prior to booking a treatment
  8. Clients who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend clinic, and will be asked to leave the clinic and rebook their appointment when they are feeling better
  9. All clinics will have access to temperature scanners for usage should a student, staff member or client present with flu like symptoms, and the person may be asked to leave the campus in return once they are feeling better
  10. Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly
  11. Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus
  12. All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor being confirmed with COVID-19, this will be reported to the government in the first instance and the college will take directive on the recommendation for campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and the directive to close the campus, all students will be informed of a campus closure decision and the expected return date based on the relevant Government and Health authority clearance and approval.

Support:

  • If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for Endeavour students, free for a series of sessions.
  • If you would like re-enrolment  and progression support, we recommend to book a personalised consultation time with a student services adviser or progression adviser on 1300 136 632 (ext.2)
  • To connect  with support teams across the college connect call  1300 136 632 (ext.2)
  • Refer to college website updates here  https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/study/faqs/

QLD state government COVID-19 resources:

Updated: Friday 22 January, 2021

Based on the latest Queensland State Government announcement, face masks will no longer be mandatory as of Friday 22 January, 1am (AEST). For further information on this latest update, please refer to the Queensland Government COVID-19 website. The College will continue to monitor these updates closely and notify students based on government directive. We ask that you remain vigilant about your health and safety at this time, as we strive to maintain a COVID-19 free campus environment.

While it is not mandatory, you are encouraged to:

  • Carry a mask with you at all times when you leave home
  • Wear a mask when travelling on public transport, in a taxi/ride shares or in shopping centres
  • Wear a mask in any indoor or outdoor space when physical distancing is not possible
  • Find out more about the use of face masks in Queensland

Brisbane campus update:

The Brisbane campus remains open, with the easing of mandatory face mask restrictions effective as of Friday 22 January, 1AM (AEST)

  • The maximum capacity will change back to 2m2 across the campus, Friday 22 January, 1AM (AEST)
  • Current COVID-19 protocols remain in place

Gold Coast update:

The Gold Coast campus remains open and current COVID-19 protocols remain in place.

 COVID-19 procedures to remain in place:

  • 5 metre physical distancing protocols are in place and controls have been applied for classrooms, clinical classrooms, laboratories, dispensaries and specialist teaching spaces (this includes managing the access to equipment and workspaces, checklist protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage)
  • In clinics, student, staff and client caps are in place based on the number of people per room so physical distancing is maintained and adhered to (this will include staggered clinical consultation times, clients in the waiting rooms and treatments rooms – You may find yourself spread across multiple clinics and breakout rooms as you return to clinical completion classes)
  • Each specialist learning space, including the Wellness Clinic and dispensaries, are provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gloves, hand sanitiser, disinfectant etc.
  • All safe campus and health and safety protocols must be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus
  • 72-hour quarantine for all loan books from the library
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the college and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options
  • Protocols have been put in place for screening of clinic clients with an online questionnaire prior to booking a treatment
  • Clients who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend clinic and will be asked to leave the clinic and rebook their appointment when they are feeling better
  • All clinics will have access to temperature scanners for usage should a student, staff member or client present with flu like symptoms, and the person may be asked to leave the campus in return once they are feeling better
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus
  • All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus

Updated: Monday 11 January, 2021

Based on the recent State Government announcements (effective Monday 11 January, 6pm), the Brisbane campus will open for clinics and classes as of Tuesday 12 January. Based on the current announcement, eased restrictions and mandatory face mask protocols will be implemented and in place from Monday 11 January (6pm) until Friday 22 January (1am).

For further information on this latest update, please refer to the Queensland Government COVID-19 website. To support the health, safety and wellbeing of all students, clinic clients and staff, the College will follow all State Government directives to support the wider community and a COVID-19 free campus.

Brisbane campus update

  • From Monday 11 January, 6pm: Face masks are mandatory in all CB1|21 and Summer School classes for students, clinic clients and staff on the Brisbane campus – This will be in effect until Friday 22 January (1am)
  • From Monday 11 January, 6pm: Maximum capacity will change from 2m2 to 4m2 and will be in effect until Friday 22 January, 1am
  • From Tuesday 12 January, 6pm: The Brisbane campus will open, with current eased restrictions and mandatory face mask protocols in place
  • Face masks must be worn when physical distancing cannot occur outside of clinic and Summer School classes

The College will continue to monitor these updates closely and notify students based on government directive. We ask that you remain vigilant about your health and safety at this time, as we strive to maintain a COVID-19 free campus environment.

If you are impacted by these events, we recommend that you connect with the resources below:

  • Contact Student Services on 1300 462 887 (ext.2) to discuss your options if this will impact your course completion
  • If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for students, free for a series of sessions

COVID-19 procedures to remain in place:

  • 5 metre physical distancing protocols are in place and controls have been applied for classrooms, clinical classrooms, laboratories, dispensaries and specialist teaching spaces (this includes managing the access to equipment and workspaces, checklist protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage)
  • Each specialist learning space is provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc.
  • All campus and health and safety protocols must be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus
  • 72-hour quarantine for all loan books from the library
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the college and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus

Updated: Thursday 7 January, 2021

Based on the recent State Government announcements a three down lockdown has been imposed on Greater Brisbane, effective Friday 8.1.2021, from 6PM,  for the latest COVID-19 information refer to the Queensland Government COVID-19 update.  To continue to support the health, safety and wellbeing of all students and staff the college will follow all state government directives to support the community and a COVID-19 free campus.

Brisbane Campus Update

Based on the current announcement the greater Brisbane area will enter a three-day lockdown, the lockdown is effective in Metro North, Metro South and Moreton and Redlands, with mandatory face masks from 6PM, Friday 8.1.2021.  All non -essential businesses are required to close and this includes the college, the following will be implemented:

  • The Brisbane Campus will close for a three day period effective 8.1.2021, 6PM, through to Monday 11.1.2021 6PM.
  •  After 6PM, Friday, 8.1.2021,  mandatory face mask wearing for all students and staff on campus.

The college will continue to monitor these updates closely and update all students based on the Government directive to support the health and safety of all students, clients and staff at the college and the wider community. (* subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation and State Government Directive).  We ask that you remain vigilant  about your health and safety at this time as we strive to maintain a COVID-19 free campus environment.

For all students that may be impacted by the State Government directives we understand this will be disappointing however the health and safety of all students, clients , staff and the community remains a priority at the college, if you are impacted by this it is recommended that you follow the processes below:

  • Contact Student Services on 1300 136 632 (ext.2) to discuss your options if the lockdown will impact on your course completion.
  • If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for Endeavour students, free for a series of sessions.

COVID-19 Procedures to remain in place:

  • Physical distancing  protocols are in place (1.5 metre) and controls are in place in classrooms and specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist  protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage;
  • Each specialist learning space is provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g: facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc;
  • All safe campus and health and safety protocols are expected to be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus;
  • Current COVID-19 Library processes with 72hr quarantine for all loan books
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the college and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options;
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly;
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus;
  • All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus.

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor being confirmed with COVID-19, this will be reported to the government in the first instance and the college will take directive on the recommendation for campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and the directive to close the campus, all students will be informed of a campus closure decision and the expected return date based on the relevant Government and Health authority clearance and approval.

Support:

  • If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for Endeavour students, free for a series of sessions.
  • If you would like re-enrolment  and progression support, we recommend to book a personalised consultation time with a student services adviser or progression adviser on 1300 136 632 (ext.2)
  • To connect  with support teams across the college connect call  1300 136 632 (ext.2)
  • Refer to college website updates here  https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/study/faqs/

COVID-19 Updates:

We acknowledge that this continuous change has been challenging for you as individuals as it has us as a college and thank you for your adaptability, resilience and continued commitment to maintaining a COVID-19 free campus. As we continue to adapt and plan together we ask that in all communications with staff you remain respectful and align with the Student Code of Conduct.

Please ensure that you have all the support that you need and remain diligent and vigilant about you and your families health and safety.

Sydney

Updated: 5th January 2021

Based on the State Government announcement, effective 2 January 2021, NSW Public Health Alert , all people residing in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area are to follow the directives of the State Government with stay at home orders in place as on the NSW health website hereThe State Government has also announced new measures to reduce the transmissions potential of COVID-19 while maintaining economic activity.

The Sydney Campus remains open with mandatory face mask wearing for all students and staff on campus.  All students are to support the continued adherence to health and safety protocols in place and based on the directive of the NSW Government and the recent updates on the COVID-19 latest news and updates,  the college will align with this directive to support the health and safety of all students, clients and staff at the college and the wider community. (* subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation and State Government Directive).  We ask that you remain vigilant  about your health and safety at this time as we strive to maintain a COVID-19 free campus environment

For all students that may be impacted by the State Government directives we understand this will be disappointing however the health and safety of all students, clients , staff and the community remains a priority at the college, if you are impacted by this it is recommended that you follow the processes below:

  • Contact Student Services on 1300 136 632 (ext.2) to discuss your options if you are unable to attend any scheduled on campus classes or assessments.
  • If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for Endeavour students, free for a series of sessions.

Procedures to remain in place:

The health and safety and a COVID-19 free campus remains our top priority and to support this the current procedures including adhering to physical distancing remains in place:

  • For practical classes, face masks will remain mandatory,
  • Maximum capacity (2m2) and physical distancing (1.5 metre), applied across classrooms. common areas, kitchens, meeting rooms etc
  • Disinfecting protocols for all high touch areas,
  • Continuing with current COVID-19 Library processes with 72hr quarantine for all loan books,
  • Use of Perspex Guards and floor distancing stickers remain in place,
  • Regular daily cleaning carried out on campus including all high touch areas,
  • Lecturers to continue to ask the ‘start of session’ questions for every session to decrease the chances of students remaining on campus when presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly,
  • Students must not attend campus if presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms,
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus.

Practical Classes:

  • Physical distancing and controls are in place in specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist  protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage;
  • In practical classes, student, staff and client caps are in place based on the number of people per room so physical distancing is maintained and adhered to.
  • Each specialist learning space is provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g: facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc;
  • At the start of each class/activity, the lecturer will brief you on the health and safety measures to adhere to;
  • All new safe campus and health and safety protocols are expected to be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus;
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the college and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options;
  • All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus.

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor been confirmed with COVID-19, this will be reported to the government in the first instance and the college will take directive on the recommendation for campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and the directive to close the campus, all students will be informed of a campus closure decision and the expected return date based on the relevant Government and Health authority clearance and approval.

Support:

  • If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for FIA Fitnation students, free for a series of sessions.
  • If you would like re-enrolment  and progression support, we recommend to book a personalised consultation time with a student services adviser on 1300 136 632 (ext.2) or email your designated course email address.
  • Refer to FAQ’s on the website at https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/covid-19-information/
  • Refer to general FAQ’s on the website https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/study/faqs/

COVID-19 Updates:

Thank you for your continued adaptability, resilience and commitment to maintaining a COVID-19 free campus as we continue to adapt  and plan together we ask that in all communications with staff you remain respectful and align with the Student Code of Conduct.

NSW COVID-19 resources:

Melbourne

Updated 1 March 2021

Effective from 11.59pm Friday 26 February, the mandatory mask restrictions in Melbourne will ease and only be required in high-risk settings.

As a result of this latest update, the following will be implemented:

  • The Melbourne Campus remains open and face masks are now optional and only required in high-risk settings.
  • When 1.5 metre distancing cannot be maintained, a directive is in place for face masks to be worn on campus for all students, staff, and visitors.

COVID-19 Procedures to remain in place:

  • Physical distancing  protocols are in place (1.5 metre) and controls are in place in classrooms, clinical classrooms,  laboratories, dispensaries and specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist  protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage;
  • When 1.5 metre distancing cannot be maintained, a directive is in place for face masks to be worn on campus for all students, staff and visitors.
  • In clinics, student, staff and client caps are in place based on the number of people per room so physical distancing is maintained and adhered to. This will include staggered clinical consultation times, clients in the waiting rooms and treatments rooms. You may find yourself spread across multiple clinics and breakout rooms as you return to clinical completion classes;
  • Each specialist learning space is provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g: facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc;
  • All safe campus and health and safety protocols are expected to be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus;
  • Current COVID-19 Library processes with 72hr quarantine for all loan books
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the college and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options;
  • Protocols have been put in place for screening of clinic clients with an online questionnaire prior to booking a treatment;
  • Clients who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend clinic, and will be asked to leave the clinic and rebook their appointment when they are feeling better;
  • All clinics will have access to temperature scanners for usage should a student, staff member or client present with flu like symptoms, and the person may be asked to leave the campus in return once they are feeling better;
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly;
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus;
  • All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus.

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor being confirmed with COVID-19, this will be reported to the government in the first instance and the college will take directive on the recommendation for campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and the directive to close the campus, all students will be informed of a campus closure decision and the expected return date based on the relevant Government and Health authority clearance and approval.

For the latest COVID-19 information and directives, refer to the below;

COVID-19 Updates:

Updated 18 February 2021

Effective from 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February, the lockdown restrictions in Melbourne will ease. As such, the Melbourne Campus will open for clinics and classes effective Thursday 18 February 2021.

As a result of this latest update, the following will be implemented:

  1. The Melbourne Campus will open effective Thursday 18 February 2021, the current state government eased restrictions and mandatory face mask protocols are in place whilst on campus
  2. All classes will resume Thursday 18 February 2021
  3. All Universities and Schools are permitted to open Thursday 18 February 2021, and refer to the latest state government update here.

Procedures to remain in place:

The health and safety and a COVID-19 free campus remains our top priority and to support this the current procedures including adhering to physical distancing remains in place:

  • For practical classes and all clinic sessions, face masks will remain mandatory,
  • Maximum capacity (2m2) and physical distancing (1.5 metre), applied across classrooms. common areas, kitchens, meeting rooms etc
  • Disinfecting protocols for all high touch areas,
  • Continuing with current COVID-19 Library processes with 72hr quarantine for all loan books,
  • Use of Perspex Guards and floor distancing stickers remain in place,
  • Regular daily cleaning carried out on campus including all high touch areas,
  • Lecturers to continue to ask the ‘start of session’ questions for every session to decrease the chances of students remaining on campus when presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly,
  • Students and clients must not attend campus if presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms,
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus.

Practical Classes:

  • Physical distancing and controls are in place in specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist  protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage;
  • In practical classes, student, staff and client caps are in place based on the number of people per room so physical distancing is maintained and adhered to.
  • Each specialist learning space is provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g: facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc;
  • At the start of each class/activity, the lecturer will brief you on the health and safety measures to adhere to;
  • All new safe campus and health and safety protocols are expected to be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus;
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the college and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options;
  • All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus.

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor been confirmed with COVID-19, this will be reported to the government in the first instance and the college will take directive on the recommendation for campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and the directive to close the campus, all students will be informed of a campus closure decision and the expected return date based on the relevant Government and Health authority clearance and approval.

For the latest COVID-19 information and directives, refer to the below;

COVID-19 Updates:

Updated: 5th January 2021

Welcome back on campus for 2021 and we look forward to supporting you on campus.  Based on the recent Victoria State Government directive, and latest updates, it is mandatory to wear a fitted face mask in public indoor spaces, refer to the latest state government face mask announcement. The college will align with this directive to support the health and safety of all students, clients and staff at the college and the wider community. (* subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation and State Government Directive).  We ask that you remain vigilant  about your health and safety at this time as we strive to maintain a COVID-19 free campus environment

The Melbourne Campus remains open with mandatory face mask wearing for all students and staff on campus.  All students are to support the continued adherence to health and safety protocols in place and based on the directive of the Victorian Government and the recent updates on the COVID-19 latest news and updates,  the college will align with this directive to support the health and safety of all students, clients and staff at the college and the wider community. (* subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation and State Government Directive).  We ask that you remain vigilant  about your health and safety at this time as we strive to maintain a COVID-19 free campus environment

Procedures to remain in place:

The health and safety and a COVID-19 free campus remains our top priority and to support this the current procedures including adhering to physical distancing remains in place:

  • For practical classes and all clinic sessions, face masks will remain mandatory,
  • Maximum capacity (2m2) and physical distancing (1.5 metre), applied across classrooms. common areas, kitchens, meeting rooms etc
  • Disinfecting protocols for all high touch areas,
  • Continuing with current COVID-19 Library processes with 72hr quarantine for all loan books,
  • Use of Perspex Guards and floor distancing stickers remain in place,
  • Regular daily cleaning carried out on campus including all high touch areas,
  • Lecturers to continue to ask the ‘start of session’ questions for every session to decrease the chances of students remaining on campus when presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Good hand hygiene and utilising provided hand sanitiser regularly,
  • Students and clients must not attend campus if presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms,
  • Attendance tracking via QR scan code or sign in sheets are available on campus.

Practical Classes:

  • Physical distancing and controls are in place in specialist teaching spaces this includes managing of access to equipment and workspaces, checklist  protocols for cleaning and disinfecting spaces after each usage;
  • In practical classes, student, staff and client caps are in place based on the number of people per room so physical distancing is maintained and adhered to.
  • Each specialist learning space is provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g: facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant etc;
  • At the start of each class/activity, the lecturer will brief you on the health and safety measures to adhere to;
  • All new safe campus and health and safety protocols are expected to be adhered to at all times to support a COVID-19 free campus;
  • Students who are sick with cold and flu symptoms must NOT attend the college and can connect with their lecturer directly to discuss options;
  • All the best practices for health and safety are in place and strictly adhered to on campus.

In the case of a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor been confirmed with COVID-19, this will be reported to the government in the first instance and the college will take directive on the recommendation for campus closure to complete a deep cleaning protocol. In the case of a positive COVID-19 case and the directive to close the campus, all students will be informed of a campus closure decision and the expected return date based on the relevant Government and Health authority clearance and approval.

For the latest COVID-19 information and directives, refer to the below;

COVID-19 Updates:

Support:

  • If you or your family are impacted by the current situation and are seeking professional support, we recommend that you reach out to the SAP (Student Assistance Program) on 1800 336 207 (24/7), a confidential counselling for study related or personal problems hotline exclusively for FIA Fitnation students, free for a series of sessions.
  • If you would like re-enrolment  and progression support, we recommend to book a personalised consultation time with a student services adviser on 1300 136 632 (ext.2) or email your designated course email address.
  • Refer to FAQ’s on the website at https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/covid-19-information/
  • Refer to general FAQ’s on the website https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/study/faqs/

Thank you for your continued adaptability, resilience and commitment to maintaining a COVID-19 free campus as we continue to adapt  and plan together we ask that in all communications with staff you remain respectful and align with the Student Code of Conduct.

Please ensure that you have all the support that you need and remain diligent and vigilant about you and your families health and safety.

Practical assessment and First Aid update

Thank you for your patience whilst we have put the required plans in place to navigate the ever-changing environment created by COVID-19. We are now in a position where we can recommence the delivery of practical assessments for SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. However, there are some changes we will be required to make to ensure we create a COVID-safe environment for all staff and students involved in the assessment. These changes are summarised below. Please ensure you do not attend campus if you have symptoms or feel unwell.

1. Class caps

Classes will be capped at a maximum of four participants. This will allow us to ensure social distancing measures can be adhered to, and resources can be appropriately shared and cleaned. Extra sessions will be provided on each campus to ensure all students can be accommodated. Please note, we cannot accept any additional participants who are not booked in due to space restrictions.

2. Practical assessment adjustment

With fitness being a ‘hands-on’ course, it is considered a higher risk in relation to COVID-19 transmission. In order to manage this, some changes to the practical assessment will be implemented in line with Safe Work Australia and Fitness Australia guidelines. There will be changes to our gym layout and available equipment to assist in the achievement of this. Specific considerations for students being assessed include:

  • Equipment use

Students will be provided with designated equipment to be used throughout each practical assessment task. This may require you to adjust pre-planned programs. You will be given sufficient time and advice to help you with this process. On completion of each assessment task, students will be required to wipe down the equipment they have used before progressing the session.

  • Coaching

Social distancing of 1.5 metres and one person per 4m2 will need to be adhered to throughout the delivery of all screening and exercise delivery. Students will need to be aware of their positioning during all client interactions, selecting exercises that do not require physical contact between client and trainer.

3. Use of PPE

As per the previously issued guidelines, appropriate PPE (primarily face masks) will be provided where required to ensure compliance with health and safety standards and recommendations.

4. Campus changes

Please note rooms will have restricted numbers, and areas such as fridges, kitchens and microwaves will not be in use. Please consider this in preparing for your on-campus time.

5. Booking your practical assessment date

In order to book your date, please click here. Please ensure you have selected the correct course from the tabs at the top of the page.

6. Booking your First Aid date

For HLTAID003 Provide first aid, if you haven’t paid for the course yet, please enrol online here: Enrol Online

If you’ve paid for your First Aid course but haven’t booked your practical date then please book your spot here: Book Here

College FAQs

Have any FIAFitnation students or staff been diagnosed with coronavirus?2020-03-17T05:50:44+11:00

No FIAFitnation students or staff have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

What should I do if my studies are disrupted?2020-03-17T05:51:10+11:00

Contact Student Services by phoning 1300 136 632 or via email on Certificate3@fiafitnation.com.au, Certificate4@fiafitnation.com.au, diplomaoffitness@fiafitnation.com.au to explain your specific circumstances. We are doing what we can to minimise any disruption to your studies and will work with individual students should they be impacted.

What is the College doing to keep everyone safe?2020-03-17T05:51:31+11:00

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff are a priority. Our measures are consistent with Federal and State Health Departments’ advice and we are consistently reviewing these measures. We are promoting healthy personal hygiene habits across our campuses which includes the availability of hand sanitiser around campuses as well as more stringent classroom/clinics/on campus facility sterilisation and cleaning protocols.

What will happen if I have to become a full-time carer for my children if they are unable to attend school?2020-03-17T05:51:54+11:00

We will review this on a case by case basis. In some cases subjects may be able to be taken online or a webinar may be set up in order for you to continue your studies. We can support you with attendance requirements or schedule in make up work shops, depending on the situation.

I am feeling anxious about coronavirus – what should I do?2020-03-17T05:52:25+11:00

It is normal to experience some worry or concern about this issue, however if it begins to affect your mental health or physical wellbeing it is recommended you seek support from a health professional.

FIAFitnation offers a free and confidential counselling and support service for students. The College Student Assistance Program (SAP) is available 24/7 through Access EAP. Call 1800 336 207 or accesseap.com.au. The SAP counsellors are fully trained and will be able the support that you need at this time.

More information

The College is closely monitoring the situation and following all the relevant advice from the Department of Health, Department of Education and Government agencies. As new information becomes available updates will be provided on this page.

  • If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days after last contact with the confirmed case.
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has, and are presenting symptoms including fever, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, headache, and shortness of breath, you need to contact your usual doctor. You cannot attend College until Public Health informs you that it is safe for you to do so.
  • Students and Staff in these circumstances should not attend the college and must avoid contact with other students and staff
  • If you are currently in classes and are excluded from the College due to presenting symptoms of the virus then please contact the student services team in the first instance.

For further detailed and updated information, refer to the links below and a list of state and territory public health hotlines.

COVID-19 FAQs

We have taken our information from the Australian Government Department of Health’s website.

What is COVID-19 (coronavirus)?2020-03-17T05:47:28+11:00

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases. The new strain of coronavirus was first reported in December 2019 and has been named Coronavirus (COVID-19), ‘novel coronavirus’ and ‘2019-nCov’.

Other coronaviruses include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

What are the symptoms?2020-03-17T05:47:57+11:00

Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia. People with coronavirus may experience fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue, and shortness of breath. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.

Who is at risk?2020-03-17T05:48:20+11:00

Those at highest risk are those who have recently been in mainland China and Iran, or have been in been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed case of coronavirus.

The elderly and people with underlying medical conditions such as heart or lung disease may be at risk of a more severe disease if infected.

How does coronavirus spread?2020-03-17T05:48:40+11:00

Evidence suggests that the virus is spread from person to person. This most likely happens through:

  • Close contact with an infectious person
  • Contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
  • Touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face.
Do I need to wear a surgical mask?2020-03-17T05:49:05+11:00

Wearing surgical masks when out in the community are only helpful in preventing people who have coronavirus disease from spreading it to others.

If you are not sick, you do not need to wear a surgical mask as there is little evidence supporting the widespread use of surgical masks in healthy people to prevent transmission in public.

What’s the best way to prevent COVID-19?2020-03-17T05:49:32+11:00

It’s important to practise good hygiene to prevent the spread and contraction of infections. This includes:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water
  • Using a tissue and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoiding close contact with others, such as touching

Read more about protective measures against coronavirus on the World Health Organization website.

If you have a confirmed case, you need to isolate yourself to prevent it spreading to other people.

How long does COVID-19 last on surfaces?2020-03-17T05:49:52+11:00

It is not certain how long the virus that causes COV-19 survives on surfaces, but studies suggest coronaviruses may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with a common household disinfectant to kill the virus. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water and avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

What do I do if I have symptoms of coronavirus?2020-03-17T05:50:13+11:00

If you become unwell and think you may have symptoms of coronavirus, seek medical attention. Book an appointment ahead of time and be sure to tell your doctor about your symptoms, travel history and any recent close contact with someone who has coronavirus. It is advisable to wear a surgical mask to protect others.

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