Update on Stage Four Restrictions for Students and Staff

As you would be aware, Stage Four Restrictions are now in effect in Victoria.  On Sunday 2 August, the Victorian Government, made a series of significant announcements, in line with advice from the Chief Health Officer about restrictions to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Phillips Institute is continuing to operate using remote learning for theory training in all courses and limited skills based learning under modified conditions in line with exemptions for tertiary institutions offering training and assessment from specific categories.

Face-to-face teaching and assessment is permitted and will continue for some courses at Phillips Institute where it cannot be delivered remotely or online.  If you are studying qualifications or credentials servicing the following key occupations and activities, you will be permitted to attend on-site learning:
• Assessments for safe working practice and infection control
• Clinical health and biomedical science
• Aged and disability care
On-site attendance by staff is also permitted where the activity cannot be done remotely, and the purpose is to:
• conduct cleaning, essential maintenance (including facilities, equipment and IT) and provide security;
• provide practical student support, where this cannot be done remotely.

Please see the attached Phillips-Institute-student-letter-Stage-Four which provides further details on our operations during the six week period which began on 5th August 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office during business hours, contact your trainer or send us an email.