As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has continued to evolve around the world, PIA continues assessing the risk and impact on its community. As we monitor on a daily basis through the guidance from public health and regulatory authorities. We are focused on the health and safety of our students and staff.
COVID-19 Announcement from PIA CEO
Polytechnic Institute Australia continues to prioritise the health and safety of its students, staff and their families. The business remains vigilant following the advice of the Australian Department of Health
To date, Polytechnic Institute Australia continues to operate as a hybrid campus. That said, appropriate measures and protocols are in place to mitigate risk and we are keeping you updated on important prevention measures through the deployment of posters and frequent digital communications for those that are attending the campus.
We will, continue to operate as an ‘hybrid campus’ while also offering face-to-face sessions for those students who prefer it. This will enable us to continue deliver a high-quality education for all of our students.
If you need to contact any members of our team, please use their email address. PIA is and continues to be fully operational during the deployment of a hybrid delivery model. We intend to ensure that your learning experience is not disrupted.
Follow the advice of the Australian Government at www.health.gov.au. If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical advice. If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice on 1800 020 080.
For Academic Learning support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Moodle, Zoom or issues relating to lectures please contact Mr Mohammad Akbar email@example.com
For general support, please contact PIA support team, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Emergency matters please contact 0422 462 432, please note this phone number is for emergencies only and all enquiries relating to the above matters will be advised to email the addresses provided.
Additionally, I leave you with the following support lines you can call if you feel the need Lifeline 24-hour Counselling, Advice and Referral Services Phone: 131 114.
If you are attending campus, please make sure to follow the COVIDSafe guidelines:
- Carry a mask with you at all times. See the Face masks page for information about where masks are required.
- Anyone accessing campus or working outside their primary residence must follow the NSW rules on vaccination, and carry evidence of their vaccination information to confirm their eligibility to be on site if asked. Find out how to add a COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service NSW app.
- If you have symptoms, however mild, do not attend campus – get tested for COVID-19.
Apply for international student COVID-19 crisis accommodation
The NSW Government is funding up to 20 weeks’ accommodation for vulnerable international students in NSW during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The scheme will be delivered through approved student accommodation and homestay providers.
Service NSW is administering the application process and will allocate the accommodation. Applicants will not be able to self-select their accommodation.
For further information please visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-international-student-covid-19-crisis-accommodation
Polytechnic Institute Australia will continue to monitor the Department of Health alerts and provide any important updates to staff and students as soon as they are available. For additional information please visit; https://www.health.gov.au/ and for our international students please visit https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/English/student-support
Lastly, thank you for your continued support of Polytechnic Institute Australia during this stressful time.
Ms Alessia Calabrese