COVID-19 (coronavirus)

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

Page updated 21 February 2020

Monash College’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

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. 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 staff and students who are from China or who have family members in China. Our Chinese community is highly valued and we are doing everything we can to support our students who are away from home in challenging circumstances.

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 at Monash College:

  • All classes and exams are continuing as scheduled.
  • On 1 February, the Australian government placed travel bans on foreign nationals (excluding permanent residents of Australia) who are in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).
  • These bans have now been extended by the Australian Government until 29 February 2020.
  • People who have visited or transited through mainland China will not be permitted to enter Australia until after the current travel ban end date of 29 February (unless it is extended). At this stage, there will also be a 14-day self-isolation period once you have returned from China to Australia. This will be reviewed weekly by the Australian Government. See the Department of Health for more information.
  • All College travel to China has ceased, in line with Australian Government travel recommendations.
  • Students and staff who had recently returned to Australia from China and who thought they may have been in an affected area, or in contact with anyone who had been to Wuhan, were asked to self-quarantine by remaining in their homes and avoiding exposure to other people, even if they were not experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Following the above request, we then extended our advice to suggest that all students arriving from China go into isolation for 14 days after their arrival.
  • Our occupational health and safety team has implemented specific first aid controls across all of our campuses.

Late Enrolment

We have written directly to students due to commence their studies in February and March to offer Late Enrolment, if required.

Diplomas

Enrolment before 24 February

  • If you have been in Australia for at least 14 days or, if you have been outside mainland China for 14 days and arrive in Australia in time, please attend Orientation on Monday 17 February.
  • If you are not in Australia and cannot attend by Monday 17 February, please attend classes by Monday 24 February to avoid Late Enrolment.

Enrolment after 24 February

  • If you are not in Australia and cannot attend by Monday 24 February, you will need to register for Late Enrolment.

Late Enrolment

  • Monday 9 March is the latest date you can enrol and begin classes, provided you have not been in China for 14 days or have spent 14 days in self-isolation.

Delaying the start date of your study any further would reduce your chances of successfully completing your studies.

If you cannot enrol and begin classes by Monday 9 March 2020, please defer your studies to Trimester 2.

Trimester 2, 2020

Orientation:   15 - 19 June 2020

Classes start: 22 June 2020

For full details of enrolment dates, please see Diploma Dates and Fees.

Diplomas - Architectural Design and Fine Art

Enrolment before 24 February

  • If you have been in Australia for at least 14 days or, if you have been outside mainland China for 14 days and arrive in Australia in time, please attend Orientation on Monday 17 February.
  • If you are not in Australia and cannot attend by Monday 17 February, please attend classes by Monday 24 February to avoid Late Enrolment.

Enrolment after 24 February

  • If you are not in Australia and cannot attend by Monday 24 February, you will need to register for Late Enrolment.

Late Enrolment

  • Monday 9 March is the latest date you can enrol and begin classes, provided you have not been in China for 14 days or have spent 14 days in self-isolation.

Delaying the start date of your study any further would reduce your chances of successfully completing your studies.

As there is only one entry point per year into both Architectural Design and Fine Art at Monash University, if you cannot enrol and begin Diploma classes by Monday 9 March 2020, you will need to defer your Diploma studies to Trimester 1 2021.

For full details of enrolment dates, please see Diploma Dates and Fees.

English (include ME, MEB Dip, MEB Uni)

Term 2

Term 2 Orientation took place on Thursday 6 February and classes began on Monday 10 February.

If you left mainland China before Friday 7 February 2020, have transited through another country(s) for a minimum of 14 days, and can attend classes by Friday 21 February, you may be able to commence your course of study through Late Enrolment.

Late Enrolment

Friday 21 February is the latest date you can enrol and begin classes, provided you have not been in China for 14 days or have spent 14 days in self-isolation.

If you cannot enrol and begin classes by Friday 21 February 2020 because of the Australian Government’s travel restrictions, your enrolment will be deferred to Term 3 to keep you on track with your pathway into Foundation Year/Diploma/Monash University.

Term 3

Term 3 Orientation will take place on Thursday 12 March and classes begin on Monday 16 March.

Late Enrolment

Friday 27 March is the latest date you can enrol and begin classes, provided you have not been in China for 14 days or have spent 14 days in self-isolation.

If you cannot enrol and begin classes by Friday 27 March 2020 because of the Australian Government’s travel restrictions, your enrolment will be deferred to Term 4 to keep you on track with your pathway into Foundation Year/Diploma/Monash University.

For full details of enrolment dates, please see English Dates and Fees.

Foundation Year

Standard

If you arrived on or before Saturday 1 February and have completed 14 days of self-isolation, please continue attending class.

If you are not in Australia and cannot return due to travel restrictions, unfortunately you will need to take intermission from your studies for this semester if you are a continuing student and re-enrol in Semester 2 or consider enrolling in Foundation Year Intensive (please check entry requirements) or Extended (see below) if you are a commencing student.

Intensive

Enrolment before 9 March

  • If you have been in Australia for at least 14 days or if you have been outside mainland China for 14 days and arrive in Australia in time, please attend Orientation on Wednesday 4 March.
  • Classes begin on Monday 9 March.

Enrolment after 9 March

  • If you are not in Australia and cannot attend by Monday 9 March, you will need to register for Late Enrolment.

Late Enrolment

  • Friday 13 March is the latest date you can enrol, provided you have not been in China for 14 days or have spent 14 days in self-isolation.

Delaying the start date of your study any further would reduce your chances of successfully completing your studies.

If you cannot enrol and attend class by Friday 13 March, please defer your studies until the next intake.

For full details of enrolment dates, please see Foundation Year Dates and Fees.

Extended

Enrolment before 24 February

  • If you have been in Australia for at least 14 days or if you have been outside mainland China for 14 days and arrive in Australia in time, please attend Orientation on Wednesday 19 February.
  • Classes begin on Monday 24 February.

Enrolment after 24 February 

  • If you are not in Australia and cannot attend by Monday 24 February, you will need to register for Late Enrolment.

Late Enrolment

  • Friday 6 March is the latest date you can enrol, provided you have not been in China for 14 days or have spent 14 days in self-isolation. 

Delaying the start date of your study any further would reduce your chances of successfully completing your studies.

If you cannot enrol and attend class by Friday 6 March, please defer your studies until the next intake.

For full details of enrolment dates, please see Foundation Year Dates and Fees.

Late Enrolment contact details

For new students who need to apply for Late Enrolment, please contact:

  • Student Recruitment & Admissions Office

    Email latereg@monash.edu

    Phone +61 3 9903 4788 (option 2)

For new students who need to defer your studies, please contact:

For continuing students who need take intermission, please contact:

For more information, please see:

Monash University coronavirus page

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

China Travel Advice & Safety