This page will be regularly updated with the latest information and the College’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Page updated 15 July 2022
The College is taking a proactive approach to managing the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
Staff and student wellbeing is the primary factor in all our decision making about COVID-19, and our focus remains the safety of the College community (see below for student support). We are taking the needs of each community group and division into account, and we are also working closely with the University in developing our ongoing response.
This is a difficult time for our many international students. Our international community is highly valued and we are doing everything we can to support our students.
Monash College will continue to carefully monitor this situation and will act with speed to protect the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. Updates will be provided as soon as they are available.
- Monash College is align with current public health advice in relation to COVID vaccination and students, staff, contractors and other workers do not have to register their COVID-19 vaccination status or show proof of vaccination in order to attend Monash College.
- All visa holders who are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need to be in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia.
- All Melbourne-based students are required to attend on-campus classes and participate in all scheduled learning activities.
- For those students currently offshore, classes will continue via the Virtual Classroom.
- Onshore students absent from campus due to COVID-19 isolation requirements, you will be required to fill out an online form advising the College that you are isolating. This form is available here.
- Onshore students must register their vaccination status before attending 750 Collins Street.
- Our ongoing priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of the College community. We ask that students review the re-entry to campus fact sheet prior to returning to campus, which contains detailed information on the measures we’ve put in place to ensure our community is safe.
- Our COVID Safe Plan also sets out the actions we're taking to protect our staff, students and wider College community, and our response to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 at the College.
- You must not return to campus if you're unwell. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any of the following symptoms, however mild – fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell – and stay home until you’ve received a negative result. For information about testing, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.
U18 students are to continue to contact their guardians via phone calls, texts or emails. Fortnightly face-to-face welfare catch-ups with Guardians are still compulsory via video calls. Students can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
Monash Homestay will continue to support all Monash College Students with homestay accommodation requests and queries regarding placements. Students can email email@example.com or call 99020318. For homestay applications please refer to our website.
For information or advice on health, life in Melbourne, making friends, student leadership programs, clubs and activities or connecting with support in the community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a Zoom or phone consultation appointment with Student Engagement, please use College Connect.
Please continue to email us at email@example.com
We will continue to offer drop-in sessions via the options below:
- Video - Zoom, Google Hangout, FaceTime
Counselling is available via phone or video. If you are feeling stressed, anxious or experiencing any personal or psychological problems, please make an appointment via the Counselling Portal.
Counselling Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
After-hours telephone counselling: 1300 788 336
Looking after your mental health during this period is important, additional support is available through Beyond Blue
The Library and Learning centre will continue to operate to support students. For more information click the button.
Home Doctor Services
Telephone: 13 SICK or 13 7425
Australia’s largest network of home visiting doctors. In home, out of hours and covered by Allianz Essentials OSHC.
The booking lines are open from 6pm weekdays, 12 noon Saturday, all day Sunday and public holidays.
To support Monash College’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, some academic policies and procedures may have been temporarily changed. Details are available here
Student Visa Application Fee Waiver
If you’re eligible for a fee waiver, we’ll supply you with a completed COVID-19 Impacted Students form (fee waiver form) to submit with your student visa application. The waiver applies only to student visas (subclass 500).
We’ll provide you with a completed fee waiver form if:
- you held a student visa on or after 1 February 2020
- you couldn’t complete your course within your original visa validity due to the impacts of COVID-19
- you haven’t already applied for a new student visa (you won’t get a refund if you’ve already applied), and
- your student visa expires within the next six months (if you have more than six months left on your visa, you’ll need to apply for the fee waiver form closer to when your visa expires).
We won’t be able to give you a fee waiver form if the reason you require a new visa is:
- not related to COVID-19 (including in cases where you took study leave, deferred your course, reduced your study load or failed units before semester one 2020), or
- because you’ve started a new course.
To apply for the fee waiver form:
Enrolment and deferral
Diplomas (Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science and most streams of Art & Design)
For full details of enrolment dates, please see Diploma Dates and Fees.
Diplomas - Architectural Design and Fine Art
As there is only one entry point per year into both Architectural Design and Fine Art at Monash University, students were required to defer their Diploma studies to Trimester 1 2021.
For full details of enrolment dates, please see Diploma Dates and Fees.
For full details of enrolment dates, please see English Dates and Fees.
Standard, Intensive and Extended
For full details of enrolment dates, please see Foundation Year Dates and Fees.
In 2020, Monash launched its inaugural November intake for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Business and Economics, Engineering and Information Technology.
This intake will enable undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as those Monash University Foundation Year Students at Monash College to complete their first semester online. Following the completion of their first semester online, students will continue their degree on-campus in semester one 2021 subject to border openings and visa approvals.
This year, Monash will launch an October intake so you can fast-forward your degree and be a semester ahead when the 2022 academic year commences. This semester will run from October 2021 to February 2022.
If you are due to graduate from the Monash College Diploma program, you have access to the October 2021 intake.
For new students who need to defer your studies, please contact:
- Student Recruitment & Admissions Office
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For new students who need to apply for Late Enrolment, please contact:
- Student Recruitment & Admissions Office
- Email email@example.com
- Phone +61 3 9903 4788 (option 2)
For continuing students who need take intermission, please contact:
- Student Administration Office
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The College will not be providing compensation to students who have undertaken travel to attend classes.
We have written to students individually about the impacts of the Australian Government’s travel ban and have provided them with the same information that is on our website.
Any students who are unable to attend class by the relevant late enrolment date have been asked to defer their studies to the next intake.
- As of 1 December 2021, the Federal Government announced that fully vaccinated eligible visa holders (including student cohorts) can come to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.
Frequently Asked Questions
Using the best of today’s technology to deliver our trusted pathway curriculum, our virtual learning environment brings together teacher-led sessions, peer collaboration, discussion forums and independent learning activities in one easily accessible learning management system (LMS).
You’ll still have the full classroom experience as you talk with and listen to teachers, and interact with classmates. The Virtual Classroom encourages flexible and self-paced learning that keeps you engaged and on track for your entry to Monash University.
Our teaching staff have developed a Virtual Classroom that delivers the same educational outcomes as our face to face classes. Your teachers are available to help you adjust to the virtual learning environment and ensure you’re able to continue meeting your academic requirements.
We’ve also prepared this Essential Skills Guide to help you use Zoom as part of the Virtual Classroom.
From Monday 21 February 2022, all onshore students have retuned to full time studied at our new campus at 750 Collins Street, Dockland.
For now, virtual classes will be provided for all new and continuing students in Foundation Year Semester 2, Diploma Trimester 2 and English Term 7.
If you have already begun your studies here in Melbourne, we hope you’re in a position to remain here until you finish your course to reduce disruption and allow you to complete your educational journey with us in Australia. We will return to face-to-face learning once the Federal and State Government indicate it is safe to do so.
For all our students in Melbourne, or your home country, we will continue to do everything we can to ensure you have the most rewarding experience possible during your time at the College. If you need to access the College’s Virtual Classroom outside Australia, you will have to set up Monash’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). For full VPN setup instructions, follow the eSolutions guide.
Right now. The Federal Government has announced that fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can travel to and from Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.
Some remaining in-class assessments and final exams will be delivered through the Monash University eAssessment platform, which means you will sit these exams online from your current location.
These assessments and exams will be supervised, just like a teacher would monitor your tests in your classroom or exam hall. This is called online proctoring.
You will be sent further information about how to prepare yourselves for eAssessment and online proctoring.
Our Student Services team is working on creative ways to help you maintain your social connections with fellow students including:
- counselling support including appointments via phone or video
- U18 Guardian video calls
- weekly virtual engagement activities as well as drop in sessions with our Student Engagement team via Zoom, Google Hangouts or FaceTime
- online Library and Learning Centre resources
- Student Safety drop in sessions and support
- food and support services
- fitness and wellbeing advice
- careers appointments through phone and video for all Foundation Year, MUELC & Diplomas students careers, pathways and transition support
- dedicated Homestay support
- Monash Sport’s Active Bodies Online.
For a full list of support services available to students, please visit support section listed above.