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COVID-19 Health Advice

We take the safety of our students, staff and community seriously. This page contains important information about COVID-19 and our response.

Please continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, and increase your diligence around physical distancing and hygiene measures:

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water, and use an alcohol-based hand rub if available
  • Avoid contact with anyone displaying cold or flu-like symptoms
  • If you feel unwell, or you have even mild symptoms, get tested
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow
  • Maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others (where practicable)
  • Consider using technology solutions for meetings or group work (i.e. Teams, Zoom)
  • Regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces
  • Limit gatherings, and adhere to room capacities
  • Follow Queensland Health advice regarding masks

COVIDSAFE PLAN

Aviation Australia has developed and implemented a COVIDSafe Plan. Our plan covers the three components of keeping our people safe, adapting our business, and accessing support and help if and when needed.  This plan provides clear direction to all of us including our students on how we will ensure Aviation Australia remains COVIDSafe.

While you are on-campus, we ask that you please continue to follow good hygiene practices and ensure you are adhering to the social distancing guidelines.  This includes limiting the number of people gathering together while on a break from class.  If you are feeling unwell, please stay home, seek medical advice and get tested if necessary.

BORDER CONTROL MEASURES

Australian borders are currently closed except for Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members. All arrivals into Australia are required to isolate for 14 days.

CLOSE CONTACT EXPOSURE

If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, you are requested to call your local health organisation as soon as possible and arrange to be tested. You will need to isolate while waiting for your test results. Please follow the advice of your respective State Government Health Authority.

If you are a student and need to self-isolate please contact us on 07 3860 0900.

STAYING INFORMED

Please make sure you stay up-to-date with reliable sources, such as:

Frequently Asked Questions - Students

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you need to follow the instructions of your general practitioner (GP) and/or State Government Health Authority. While you have COVID-19 you are not able to attend face-to-face learning on campus—please stay in care.

In the event there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus and we are made aware, we will inform you.

In the instance there is a confirmed case on campus, we will work with Queensland Health or other State Government Health Authority to perform contact tracing (contacts who have been within 2 metres for 2 hours or more would be traced) and undertake cleaning of the site.

In the event there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus, your campus may close for a short time. In some cases, we may determine that a campus needs to stay closed for longer, on advice by the relevant State Government Health Authority or to conduct extensive cleaning. In either case, we will notify you.

If your campus closes, you won’t be disadvantaged.  If closed for a short period of time, or if closed for longer, we have plans in place so that you won’t fall behind in your studies.

If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus, we will let everyone on campus know. Please rest assured, we are taking every precaution. While there are no confirmed cases, it is safe to attend classes and examinations on-campus. However, you do have the option for instructor-led online theory classes if you wish. Please speak to your instructor if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Increased cleaning on campuses and provided hand sanitiser for personal use
  • Postponed graduations and events or switched to online platforms
  • Has put plans into place if campuses do need to close
  • Encouraging staff to download the COVIDSAFE app
  • Promoting physical distancing, good hygiene and room capacities
  • Continuing to monitor the situation and assess the risk
  • Reduced class and exam sizes or split them
  • Moved classes to bigger rooms where possible

Frequently Asked Questions - Apprentice Employers

Yes. We are doing apprentice and trainee sign-ups over the phone and online. If you have completed your training contract, and you have chosen Aviation Australia as your supervising registered training organisation, we will be in contact to complete the necessary paperwork.

If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 on the campus where your apprentice is attending block training, you will be notified.  We will work with the relevant State Government Health Authority to perform contact tracing. Contacts who have been in an enclosed space (class room or office) with the confirmed case for 2 hours or more would be traced. Whether you let the apprentice return to work is a decision you will need to make in discussion with them.  However, if they are contacted by their State Government Health Authority for testing they should follow their advice. This may involve self-quarantine for 14 days. Please note our previous correspondence on the availability of instructor led online training as an alternate option for theoretical subjects. Note unfortunately this will not apply to any practical training or examinations.

In the event we need to close a campus we will be in contact with you to advise of the change. However for theoretical subjects this can be continued via our online Instructor led training offerings. Note unfortunately this will not apply to any practical training or examinations.

The Australian Government has made a $1.3 billion commitment to support approximately 120,000 apprentices as part of an economic stimulus package. For further information on how to apply for the subsidy, including information on eligibility, contact your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.