Is the Institute open?
Brighten Institute Australia campus is remained open, however physical access are limited to students. As of Monday, 6th of April 2020 there will be no students on campus. Classes will be delivered as virtual lessons. All students will operate to their normal timetable logging into the link provided to access their online learning theory.
Given the rapidly changing situation, we are working on the best options for students to continue their studies and have the best experience possible.
All students have been contacted by BIA administration and will be in virtual classrooms from Monday 6th April 2020 until further communication. Any arrangements for the assessments set down for the week of Monday 6 April will be confirmed.
What campus facilities are currently available?
Although there are currently no classes on campus, the campus will remain open to staff. If the campus closes, classes will continue online.
How should I attend my virtual online Theory?
Students are required to attend their virtual online classroom theories from their home. In order to do join the virtual classroom, student must ensure that they have access to working computer and reliable internet connection. Participants who are associated with employment providers must contact their JSA to ascertain further details about their reporting requirements.
What is the current health advice in Australia?
The official updates from the Australian government provide the latest health advice and information on how to help prevent the spread of infection in Australia.
What should I do if I am in Australia and I feel unwell?
If you show the symptoms of COVID-19 then you should follow official Australian medical advice which is found below, along with details about how to self-isolate. You should also contact your Study Centre for further information.
People with coronavirus may experience:
• flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue
• shortness of breath
If you develop symptoms within 14 days of last contact with a confirmed case or of returning to Australia, you should seek medical attention. Your doctor will tell you if you need to get tested.
If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, call the National Coronavirus Helpline for advice.
Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week - 1800 020 080.
Can I travel?
We are advising all current students not to travel at this time if possible.
All our staff and students have been instructed on what to do if they feel unwell, and our welfare teams are trained to support students who have health concerns.
Our Institute staff are in regular contact with students to provide more specific advice based on their individual circumstances and ensure that they have all the support they need.
All of our actions are guided by medical advice from the government and public health authorities.