COVID - 19
As you are aware, COVID-19 is causing disruptions to educational institutions in Australia and around the world. Orange International College is no exception. We want to assure you that we are paying close attention to the situation. Our staff members are meeting regularly to monitor events and coordinate support for students. We are keeping the situation under daily review and we are adjusting our planning and actions as necessary. As COVID-19 cases expand globally and Orange International College is taking the necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our student and staff community.
We have some updates to share with you regarding the recent developments from the Victorian Government to support the international students.
As we prepare to gradually transition back to our campus (which, most of us at OIC are eagerly looking forward to!).
We have a large stock of precautionary supplies to prevent the spread of the virus because after all “Prevention is better than Cure”.
Orange International College (OIC) is very proud to be able to strongly support it’s students in times when they need it the most! Realising the financial hardship faced by many international students
Extension of the eligibility for Pandemic Isolation Assistance Grants, if the individual demonstrates genuine financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Your fees are due on 10th of every month. Please continue to pay your fees on time.
In the midst of the fear, worry, and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, each day seems to bring news that’s worse than the day before. The cause for concern is justified as a staggering number of people are infected by Covid-19.
Many stimulus packages are announced by Australian federal and state government but unfortunately none of these stimulus packages provide any benefits for the international students. Orange International College believes that all international students studying with us are part of the Orange Family.
Orange International College believes that in these tough and trying conditions we will walk hand in hand with our international student community. United we shall overcome this pandemic situation. Therefore, Orange International College has taken initiative to support our students. We hope that this initiative will lead other private education institutes to take steps to help international students. We have taken many measures to support our Orange Family, please contact us through General Request by choosing Fees Enquiry/Fees Confirmation Letter/Fees Receipt for more information.
We understand that the Covid-19 global pandemic situation has led to shutdowns of many businesses and loss of employment. As per your enrolment conditions and visa conditions you must have enough funds to cover the cost of travel, living and course fees while studying in Australia. OIC understands that this situation is tough for everyone, OIC will consider any extension of date for fee payment on a case-by case basis.
Additionally, Orange International College will not charge any late fees to the students for the month of April 2020.
Your course has moved fully online due to unforeseen and difficult circumstances created by the outbreak of Covid-19 virus. We have taken this step to ensure your health and safety during the COVID-19 crisis period, by facilitating you to continue with your studies on International Student Visa. However, if you are not satisfied with online training you may consider options mentioned under question no 5.
Due to the unforeseen circumstances regarding COVID-19, your training plan is under review and has been adjusted by bringing forward the theory component of some/all units. The Practical component for all those units will be moved and rescheduled to a later date as soon as it is considered safe to resume the face-to-face classes. You will be advised regarding the same. Therefore, any practical hours missed now will be added to your future classes, once we overcome the Covid-19 situation.
Go to google classroom and check the posted video named as “Instructional Video for Accessing Online Classes”. The video was posted on 21st March 2020.
Your existing Google Classroom unit or session has been posted with a Video to watch information on how to connect to your online classes.
See the screenshot below when accessing the video through your Google Classroom.
Online–only Delivery commences from 23rd of March, 2020 onwards– Students will NOT BE REQUIRED to come for face-to-face classes at any of the OIC campuses (Melbourne CBD, Port Melbourne and Hobart) from 23rd of March, 2020 onwards, until further notice.
Theory: Sessions for theory component will continue via our online-only classes.
Practical Workshop: Practical Workshops that are difficult to replicate in the online environment are being reviewed and you will be updated via Google Classroom and on your Learner App.
Alternative plans and schedule for those units will be provided as further information based on the individual courses and batches/intakes.
Time Tables: Online classes are scheduled as per your current timetable. You must access information regarding your timetables via the Learner App. For any changes to student timetables, you will be informed via Google Classroom and Learner App as well.
YES, your attendance will be monitored based on your presence in the online sessions as your trainer will be marking your attendance. The attendance will be marked twice during each session and If students are not responsive then they will be marked absent as per the session.
You will be required to submit your assessment to your trainer via trainers’ email which is mentioned on Google Classroom or you can ask your trainer for their email.
Please follow the due date as mentioned on the Google Classroom.
You must provide the Medical Certificate if you are unwell to attend the session. If your GP (General Practitioner) have advised you to not attend the for more than 2 weeks then you need to defer/suspend your studies, please follow Deferral Suspension and Cancellation Policy and submit your request through our General Request Form