COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

This page will be regularly updated with the latest information and the College’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Page updated 9 July 2020

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.


Current Situation

  • The College stopped delivering face-to-face classes on 18 March.
  • The College's Virtual Classroom environment began on Monday 30 March for all students. This is a temporary measure to help protect our students and to contribute to the worldwide response to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Through our hybrid teaching model, most of our classes resumed from Monday 22 June in the Virtual Classroom, with a limited number of staff and students on campus for units with practical components.
  • From Wednesday 8 July, the Victorian Government applied Stage 3 'Stay at Home' restrictions to metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire until Wednesday 19 August.
  • In response to the Government's announcement, the College has decided to again temporarily close its physical campuses. For those students who were on campus for units with practical components, these classes have transitioned to the Virtual Classroom.
  • Virtual classes will be provided for all new and continuing students in Foundation Year Semester 2, Diploma Trimester 2 and English Terms 4 and 5.

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