Coronavirus(COVID-19)

Brighton College response to Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

Last Page Update : 27 March, 2020

Since COVID-19 emerged, Brighton College has been closely monitoring the situation and taking advice from the Federal Government, QLD health and VicHealth.
This page provides advice and information about support available to Brighton College staff and students. This website is being reviewed daily and will include the latest information for students and staff on any impact on College’s operations

Latest Updates

Staying informed

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

Stay up-to-date with the latest information and advice through the new Australian Government Facebook Page

OR Download Corona App

iOS download here: https://apps.apple.com/…/app/coronavirus-austr…/id1503846231
Android download here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
A new WhatsApp channel has also been launched to supply you with the latest information. To access it go to www.aus.gov.au/whatsapp

Your health and wellbeing

Our primary priority is the health and wellbeing of our college’s community. We understand this has been a difficult time for students and staff affected.
Brighton College is in contact with and continues to support affected students who remain outside Australia with online study options and other forms of assistance.
Everyone should practice good hand and respiratory hygiene measures to protect against infections.

Updated travel restrictions for international arrivals

The Australian Government announced on March 19, 2020, a travel bans for all non-residents and non-citizens of Australia effective as of 9 pm AEDT March 20, 2020, until further notice.
Brighton College has been in contact with the students who are overseas and are impacted by the travel ban. They will be informed about how they can access our online study method.

Frequently asked questions

Currently, Brighton College is having Term Break until 05 April 2020. Students are still expected to start Term 2 from Monday 06 April 2020.  However, in an effort to minimise the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Brighton College has decided to move to online delivery from Term 2, 2020 i.e. April 6, 2020.

Our Brisbane and Melbourne campuses are closed and all staffs including trainers and assessors are working form as usual. There will be no face-to-face classes from 06 April 2020 until further notice

Our primary priority is to maintain health and wellbeing of our college community at the same time we would like to ensure students are able to continue their study.
From 6th of April 2020 we will be having online delivery for all qualifications using Moodle and Microsoft Teams

For all technical assistance please contact our IT support team at itsupport@brighton.edu.au.
Alternatively, you could contact your class trainer for access issues.

Yes – you can be anywhere in the world to undertake online learning. You must have a reliable internet connection and a computing device.

If you are experiencing extreme financial hardship and struggling to pay your study-related expenses please contact Student support on studentsupport@brighton.edu.au to discuss your options

Cert-IV in Commercial Cookery Students currently doing WBT will be allowed to start Diploma of Hospitality from April 06, 2020.
Work-Based Training (WBT) has been deferred until such time that it can be conducted.

In case of Kitchen Practical training for Cert-IV in Commercial Cookery, only theory will be delivered online and practical will be done later once thing get back to normal.

Any questions pertaining to your visa MUST be directed to the Department of Home Affairs and/or your education/migration agent.

Deferral or suspension of study will only be granted under compassionate and compelling circumstances. Requests for deferral or suspension must be accompanied by supporting documentation as detailed in the SC10-I – Deferral, Suspension and Cancellation Policy and Procedure. For further information please contact Brighton Student Support: studentsupport@brighton.edu.au.

Please contact us on the following
Email: studentsupport@brighton.edu.au.
Phone: 07 3123 4911

Please contact other relevant authorities using the below contact details:
COVID helpline: 1800 020 080 or call 000
Health direct helpline: 1800 022 222

Limits on public gatherings for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Indoor and Outdoor Public gatherings

National Cabinet agreed to limit both indoor and outdoor gatherings to two persons only.
Exceptions to this limit include:

  • People of the same household going out together;
  • Funerals – a maximum of 10 people;
  • Wedding – a maximum of 5 people;
  • Family units

Non-essential gatherings

National Cabinet’s strong guidance to all Australians is to stay home unless for:

  • shopping for what you need – food and necessary supplies;
  • medical or health care needs, including compassionate requirements;
  • exercise in compliance with the public gathering requirements;
  • work and study if you can’t work or learn remotely