Covid-19 Variation to Delivery and Assessment Strategy
Additional entry requirements:
- Student must have access to working PC or laptop with a configuration suitable to meet study requirements. Please seek your trainer/assessor assistance in this regard.
- Student must have access to working internet.
- Student must be able to attend scheduled theory classes and classes to be conducted in simulated environment (if schedule during Covid-19 is varied from original schedule).
- Student must have sound digital literacy.
- Practicals for students must complete their practicals in Datum College automotive workshop facilities or as advised otherwise. Where students are required to come to campus or workshop, and use the available facilities and resources, they should be advised of the date and time of the delivery and assessment, where they are required to visit the campus and/or workshop and complete their assessment requirements in the compliant way and in accordance with Standard 1.8 of SRTO 2015. Datum College would not be allowing more than 4 learners (or one group, whichever is less) in the class ensuring 4 sqm social distancing is maintained.
During COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Datum College may use a flexible delivery mode for training and assessment, providing training package requirements allow for this. We would ensure that all regulatory requirements are met with as little disruptions possible. As circumstances change and restrictions are eased, these temporary arrangements will be reviewed, and enrolled students will be notified accordingly. Datum College aims to review any changes in circumstances before commencement of each term so that it has least possible impact on students and course delivery.
Datum College will seek student’s consent of online delivery and assessment (where possible) prior to their enrolment during this Covid-19 outbreak.
We are fully committed to remain transparent on the mode of delivery, resources available to students, methods of assessment and how assessment in simulated environment will be managed. We ensure that:
- Students are treated fairly and reasonably.
- Any adjustments to courses are transparent and communicated clearly to students.
- All adjustments to course delivery, the process for informing and seeking students’ consent, and information relevant to individual students is documented and retained.
New student Orientation will be done via phone, e-mail and Zoom. New students will receive an e-mail and call from the Admissions department on the Friday, prior to their date of commencement with all necessary further information and instructions.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact +61 (3) 9492 5877 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email or call the Student administration should you require any additional support.
During Covid-19, Datum College may transition to an online learning environment, this means there may be no face-to-face classes running, unless required to be in simulated environment specifically in class; or covid-19 restrictions are eased and/or state government allow to return to full onsite learning. If any student require assistance with their online learning environment, student will notify their trainer and assessor where trainer/assessor will provide them with further guidance.
In line with latest update, access to Datum College Campus is still restricted to those activity only which cannot be done at home. So, for mot student, they should continue to study remotely, unless it is required to visit the campus.
Guided by the government advice and our own assessment, we will begin permitting more essential learning, support sessions, delivery and assessment and other related activities back on campus in the coming weeks. Students will be advised from time to time. To ensure we are carefully managing the number of students, staff and trainers/assessors on campus, Datum College will initially provide specific approval (on a case-by-case basis) for anyone to attend campus. For further details, please refer to:
The online learning environment will be supported by a range of resources that will vary between units but may consist of learning summaries, video recordings or YouTube videos, and extra documents to aid student’s learning. All training staff will be available online at scheduled class times to guide and support the student through their studies. The online learning environment will be available through using Zoom.
Assessment tasks will vary for each unit of competency, but some of these may be moved online. Some assessment tasks may also be delayed or deferred to a later date pending the situation with COVID-19. The trainers are required to communicate with students for unit specific information. The best way to do this is through Zoom or through email.
All staff at Datum College will continue to work and will continue to provide the students with the support any individual may need. The student will be remained connected with each trainer/assessor through regular class participation to assist them continuing their studies. Datum College will also provide online academic and language support and student support staff are always here to help.
OFFSHORE: Current and New Students
Please note that the Australian Government has closed entry into Australia. This excludes permanent resident, Australian citizens and their immediate family members.
- Some students currently offshore will be allowed to commence their studies online.
- The admissions process will be the same.
- Students will need to have meet all language, literacy and numeracy requirements.