Covid-19

Correct as of 29.05.2020 at 08:45 GMT

Local support information for current students

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Is the College open? The Taylors College Sydney (Waterloo) campus is currently closed to students. As of Monday 30 March there will be no students on campus. Classes will be delivered as virtual lessons. All students will operate to their normal timetable logging into their classes.

Given the rapidly changing situation, we are working on the best options for students to continue their studies and have the best experience possible.

All students have been contacted by their teachers and will be in virtual classrooms from Monday 30 March for two weeks. Given the changing situation regarding government restrictions on indoor gatherings, we’ve decided that we will not be holding face to face assessments or exams in the week of 6 April, as previously planned. Please note we are working through alternative delivery methods for assessments and exams. We will be reviewing these over the coming days and a new outline of assessments will be sent to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we work through this.
What campus facilities are currently available? Although there are currently no classes on campus, the campus will remain open to staff. If the campus closes, classes will continue online.
Can I stay in my accommodation? Taylors College has no campus accommodation. If you have a concern regarding your homestay accommodation, please contact the College.
What is the current health advice in Australia? The official updates from the Australian government provide the latest health advice and information on how to help prevent the spread of infection in Australia.

View the Australian government’s information for the public on the coronavirus.
What should I do if I am in Australia and I feel unwell? If you show the symptoms of COVID-19 then you should follow official Australian medical advice which is found below, along with details about how to self-isolate. You should also contact your Study Centre for further information.

People with coronavirus may experience:
  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue
  • shortness of breath
If you develop symptoms within 14 days of last contact with a confirmed case or of returning to Australia, you should seek medical attention. Your doctor will tell you if you need to get tested.

If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, call the National Coronavirus Helpline for advice.

Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week - 1800 020 080.
Can I travel home? We are advising all current students not to travel at this time if possible.

All our staff and students have been instructed on what to do if they feel unwell, and our welfare teams are trained to support students who have health concerns.

Our College staff are in regular contact with students to provide more specific advice based on their individual circumstances and ensure that they have all the support they need.

All of our actions are guided by medical advice from the government and public health authorities.

Study information

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Is my course available online? Given the rapidly changing situation, we are working on the best options for students. Your normal timetable should operate as ‘virtual classroom’ setup. This mean you need to log on every time you have a lesson. Your attendance will be recorded.

Students will be able to join classes via a PC, laptop or smart device connected to the internet in Australia. Students are advised to please not come to campus during this time.

We are currently reviewing out assessment policies and a new outline of assessments will be sent to you as soon as possible. You cannot study in Taylors High School Program outside Australia. This means you should not travel home internationally to continue your studies.

We are asking all students to continue to monitor their emails on a regular basis.
How will you monitor my attendance? As teaching is moving to virtual classrooms, attendance will be monitored through engagement with virtual classrooms.
How can I complete my exams? We will provide more guidance on assessments and exams relating to specific programs of study in due course.

Additional Information

Where should I go if I have further questions?

For enquiries related to students who are already at the College, please contact the College. Please send all other enquiries to globalstudentsupport@studygroup.com.

We’ll help you get to where you want to be – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about online learning.