Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom

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  • In response to the global implications of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Monash College launched its Virtual Classroom in March 2020.
  • The Virtual Classroom allows us to continue delivering our trusted pathway curriculum while Federal and State Government restrictions are in place, keeping students on track with their studies and their transition to Monash University.
  • In line with recent government announcements, classes for offshore students and our new students in 2022 will continue in the Virtual Classroom until students can travel freely to Australia. Onshore students will continue to study and learn at our Monash College campuses.
  • To help you stay connected with us and your fellow students, our Student Services team continues to offer support through digital channels, telephone and email. For a full list of our support services, please visit the Monash College student website.
  • In response to COVID-19, we’re continuing to adapt our operations. View our latest COVID-19 updates.

    Discover more about our Monash College pathways or download our 2021 Course Guide.

    There are several expected study modes for Monash College students in 2022. How students study will depend on where they are located and the level of government COVID-19 restrictions.

    Students in Australia
    Monash College plans to provide on-campus study for students in 2022, subject to government COVID-19 restrictions. Delivery will be in blended mode with a mix of on-campus and online teaching and support activities aligned with COVIDSafe requirements.

    On-campus activity may vary depending on the course. Activities with practical components will be on campus, subject to restrictions, and lectures will remain largely online until a full return is possible.

    The full return to College campuses is subject to public health advice and will only take place when it is safe to do so in line with government requirements. If the situation in Melbourne changes and government restrictions are re-imposed that prevent students from studying on-campus in 2022, then all courses will continue to be delivered through the Virtual Classroom.

    Students outside of Australia
    While international borders remain closed, students outside of Australia will study in Monash College’s Virtual Classroom.

    Foundation Year

    We are committed to delivering a dual teaching model in Foundation Year for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022 until students can travel freely to Australia.
    This means if you begin studying while overseas, you can complete your entire course online, even if Australia's international borders reopen in 2021. If borders do open, you will also have the option to travel to Australia to undertake face-to-face learning for the remainder of your course. The choice is yours.

    Diplomas

    We are committed to delivering a dual teaching model in Diplomas for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022 until students can travel freely to Australia.
    This means if you begin studying while overseas, you can complete your entire course online, even if Australia's international borders reopen in 2022. If borders do open, you will also have the option to travel to Australia to undertake face-to-face learning for the remainder of your course. The choice is yours.

    English

    We are committed to delivering a dual teaching model in English for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022 until students can travel freely to Australia.
    This means if you begin studying while overseas, you can complete your entire course online, even if Australia's international borders reopen in 2022. If borders do open, you will also have the option to travel to Australia to undertake face-to-face learning for the remainder of your course. The choice is yours.

    Time zones and Virtual Classroom attendance

    Diplomas

    Students who are unable to attend live classes in the Virtual Classroom because of time zone differences can watch recorded versions of each lecture and workshop. These students will not be penalised for being unable to attend live classes but they are still required to complete tasks assigned by their teachers.

    If you cannot attend a live class in the Virtual Classroom because of time zone differences, you must email your teacher so they know the reason for your absence.

    Diplomas exams

    All exams are conducted through the e-Assessment platform with supervision. They are scheduled according to Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) and must be completed live, regardless of a student’s local time zone.


A message from the Monash College CEO, Jo Mithen

In light of the current situation, many organisations have been required to adapt the way they work and it’s no surprise that this includes Monash College and the broader education industry.

Jo Mithen provides an update on how staff and students have shifted the delivery of the College's programs from face to face into the Virtual Classroom, while studying and working from home.

Whilst it’s only a temporary measure, the Monash College Virtual Classroom has allowed students to continue learning at a high academic standard using the same approaches used in face to face classes, with ongoing support from teachers and staff.

What is the Virtual Classroom?

Using the latest video and webinar technology, the Virtual Classroom brings together interactive teacher-led sessions, discussion forums, and independent learning activities in one easily-accessible Learning Management System.

Students will receive the full classroom experience as they talk with and listen to teachers, and interact with classmates. The Virtual Classroom encourages flexible and self-paced learning that keeps students engaged and on track for entry to Monash University.

It’s the same course content, support and experience delivered in an engaging online environment.

We are so proud of our students in the achievements they have made in the Virtual Classroom.

The attendance rate for our Diploma program was over 80%, with pass rates at 88% and overall satisfaction* at 4.46 out of 5. Our Foundation Year program also had great results with an 82% attendance rate, 92% pass rate and 4.49 for overall satisfaction*. English programs also performed very well with an attendance rate of 94%, pass rates over 92% and 4.13 and higher for overall satisfaction*.

Check out the videos below to see how a real class runs in the Virtual Classroom!

*SETU survey

View our Virtual Classroom demonstrations

We are holding a series of 30-minute taster sessions where prospective students and their parents can engage and observe a live demonstration of the Virtual Classroom and its high-quality learning environment. To register for upcoming sessions or view recordings of the previous sessions please click here.

More information

Here's what our students have to say about the Virtual Classroom

Here's what our teachers have to say about teaching in the Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom samples

Frequently asked questions