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We at AUSCHS are continuing with business as usual. In some cases, we are working more remotely and will still keep delivering quality education and training to our students.
Australian College of Higher Studies (AUSCHS) is working with, and taking advice from, the guidance of the Department of Education and NSW Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international coronavirus situation.
What you need to know
Australian College of Higher Studies (AUSCHS) is open, and courses will run as normal.
However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from the Department of Education and NSW Health to ensure we are responding appropriately.
Consistent with current guidelines from NSW Health, if you are unwell, you should stay at home and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
On 15 March, the Australian Government put in place new measures for people arriving in Australia:
• Individuals must self-isolate for a period of 14 days on arrival to Australia, including returning Australian citizens and residents.
You are also required to self-isolate if you:
• have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
• are under medical assessment for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
• have had close contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Students currently excluded from educational facilities of Australian College of Higher Studies (AUSCHS) locations are those who in the last 14 days have:
• Been in contact with any confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
• Arrived in Australia by any means.
If you meet these circumstances, you must be isolated in your home for 14 days, other than for individual medical care.
Students and staff who returned to Australia more than 14 days ago and have shown no symptoms are able to return to educational facilities.
NSW Health has processes in place to identify any contacts of cases confirmed in Australia. Any advice to these contacts will be provided directly by NSW Health.
For more information
Australian College of Higher Studies (AUSCHS) will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from the Department of Education and NSW Health to ensure we are responding to the situation appropriately.
Further COVID-19 information and updates are available via the NSW Health website, including:
Covid-19- Frequently asked questions
Answers to your frequently asked questions about Australian College of Higher Studies (AUSCHS) operations – see below:
Is Australian College of Higher Studies (AUSCHS) open?
AUSCHS is open and classes are continuing to operate. AUSCHS will follow advice from authorities regarding the need to close facilities or suspend classes. At this stage, if there is a need to close a facility or suspend classes, this will occur locally.
When can I return to AUSCHS Classes after self-isolation?
If, after 14 days of self-isolation, you remain without symptoms, you may return to AUSCHS facilities without the requirement of a medical certificate.
If, during the 14 days you develop symptoms, you will need to provide a medical certificate confirming it is safe for you to return.
What will happen if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at AUSCHS training facility?
If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19, students who may have had direct contact with the individual will be notified. AUSCHS will consult with NSW Health about the possible closure of AUSCHS facilities and advice to students.
Students who were:
• Directly exposed will be asked not to attend AUSCHS for 14 days from the time of contact.
• Not directly exposed, but showing flu-like symptoms, will be asked to not attend AUSCHS and seek medical treatment.
If I need to self-isolate, can I continue my studies?
There may be options for you to continue your studies during a 14-day self-isolation period, if you are well enough to do so. Please speak to your Trainer to discuss this option.
Is AUSCHS still enrolling?
Yes, we are enrolling students and have been offering distance/online studies or temporary online learning for those concerned and we will keep you updated as we get more advice from the Department of Education.
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