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Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

Updated: 9 December 2020  

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Melbourne Polytechnic is implementing strict health and safety measures and has transitioned our courses to a blended delivery approach. These measures have been developed with advice from government and relevant authorities, and are in unison with the Victorian TAFE sector.

The health and wellbeing of our community continues to be the institute’s top priority.

Staff and Students

For more student and staff specific information, including additional FAQs, please visit your staff or student portal

How We Are Responding

To support the wellbeing of everyone on campus, Melbourne Polytechnic has implemented strict health and safety measures across all sites. These include following physical distancing guidelines and good hygiene practices, as well as implementing a pre-entry screening and check-in process.

An increased level of cleaning is occurring on all campuses, focusing on high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces.

Health and safety measures on campus​

How We Are Responding

To support the wellbeing of everyone on campus, Melbourne Polytechnic has implemented strict health and safety measures across all sites. These include following physical distancing guidelines and good hygiene practices, as well as implementing a pre-entry screening and check-in process.

An increased level of cleaning is occurring on all campuses, focusing on high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces.

Health and safety measures on campus​

Cleaning

An increased level of cleaning and hygiene is occurring in high-traffic areas including building entrances, hallways, lifts, stairwells, bathrooms and libraries. There is also a focus on frequently touched surfaces, including tables, benches, handles, switches, railings, taps, toilets, and sinks.

We are using hospital grade cleaner and sanitiser, and cleaning staff are required to wear gloves and follow all necessary hand hygiene and OH&S protocols.

As part of daily cleaning, all soap dispensers are checked and refilled when empty. Tissues and hand sanitiser are available on campus.

Cleaning kits are also located in classrooms for students and staff to use should they need to clean surfaces, in particular high-touch, shared surfaces such as keyboards and computers. 

Cleaning is conducted in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 cleaning guidelines (Australian Government Department of Health’s Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-19).

Physical distancing

We are implementing physical distancing measures on campus and ways to reduce close personal contact. This includes limits to room capacity and arranging furniture to allow for more space between people in accordance with the government guidelines on physical distancing.

The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.

Frequently Asked Questions

Campuses and facilities

If a student is required on campus, they will be sent an email to their Melbourne Polytechnic student email account.

For information about our library services, visit: https://melbournepolytechnic.spydus.com/

Students can access the Student Hub services remotely by telephone on 9269 1314 (during business hours, Monday–Friday, excluding public holidays). For face to face service, view the location and opening hours here: Student Hub

Find out information on the enrolment centres by calling Student Connect on 03 9269 8400.

For information, visit Skills and Jobs Centre page.

Information on the health and safety measures can be found here.

Physical distancing, hygiene and cleaning

Melbourne Polytechnic is implementing the physical distancing guidelines provided by the Victorian Department of Education and Training:

  • keeping 1.5 metres distance between yourself and other people where possible
  • avoiding crowds and large gatherings
  • avoiding small gatherings in enclosed spaces
  • non-contact greetings (no handshakes).

Melbourne Polytechnic has been implementing an increased level of cleaning across campuses in response to COVID-19. Cleaning is conducted in accordance with the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 cleaning guidelines (Victorian DHHS Cleaning and disinfecting to reduce COVID-19 transmission).

This includes:

  • Increased frequency of cleaning in high traffic areas including: building entrances, hallways, lifts, stairwells, bathrooms, canteens, and libraries.
  • Increased focus on cleaning frequently touched surfaces including: tables, benches, handles, switches, railings, taps, toilets, and sinks.
  • Use of hospital grade cleaner and sanitiser.
  • Hand sanitiser available in many building entrances and high traffic areas.
  • Cleaning staff are required to wear gloves and follow all necessary hand hygiene and OH&S protocols.
  • Increased signage around the campus to encourage good hygiene practices.

We are continuing to monitor and review our cleaning measures to ensure strong standards and the safety of our community.

As a temporary measure for hygiene precautions, we have stopped accepting cash at all campus service points.

Blended learning

Blended learning at Melbourne Polytechnic means that you will be connected to your learning and assessment through a combination of in-person and technologically enabled experiences.

Your study will be supported by teachers and resources available to you through scheduled classes and workshops held on campus and online.

Blended learning offers the best mix of the flexibility of online learning with the benefits of the personal experience of face-to-face learning.

Student services and support

You can call the Student Hub on 9269 1314 (during business hours, Monday – Friday, excluding public holidays) or visit: https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/students/services-and-support/

Our Student Equity and Access (Disability Support) and Counselling services are continuing to support you. For information, visit Student Equity and Access page.

International Students

The International Office is currently providing services to students via email and telephone. Please email international@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au or call 03 9269 1666.

They are not available at this time for face-to-face enquiries or meetings until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation.

Yes, international applications are open for all available intakes. All applications will be assessed by the Admission Officers. The process to apply for a course at Melbourne Polytechnic has not changed.  Information is available on our International Admissions webpage.

The process to apply for a course at Melbourne Polytechnic has not changed. Information is available on our International Admissions webpage.

Refunds

Melbourne Polytechnic’s normal refund policy applies. For information on refunds, please visit: https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/study/fees/refunds/

If you have another question about that is not answered here, please email coronavirus@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au. To report a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 to Melbourne Polytechnic, call 03 9269 1113