Latest Information 8 October 2020

We will post essential information and updates to our online student community via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters.

For all general enquiries, please contact your Learning Support Officer via phone or email.

How is EIT responding to COVID-19?

In order to look after the safety (and long-term success) of our students, the Engineering Institute of Technology has appointed a COVID-19 Task Team and are monitoring the situation very closely.  As an Australian headquartered organisation, we are following the advice provided by the Australian government and its agencies who we believe have taken a proactive and decisive approach in implementing measures to reduce the spread of the virus.

Our COVID-19 task team is led by our HR Manager, Ms Lisa Chisari and is ably assisted by Ms Caroline Patterson, our Compliance and Education Manager.  Please be reassured that we are here to support you and will send you regular communiques regarding developments via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters.

Will EIT continue to deliver their online programs?

EIT is delivering our online programs as usual. In a time of global volatility, your education is a key asset in securing your future and as members of our online learning community, you are well placed to continue with your studies amidst the current turmoil.   We have over 15 years’ experience in delivering our unique, live online methodology that makes use of interactive webinars, an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and state-of-the-art technologies.  Irrespective of the challenges COVID-19 present us, we have contingency measures in place to ensure we that we will continue to safely deliver our programs across the world.

How should I respond to COVID-19?

We encourage you to stay calm and to focus on keeping yourself, your family and friends healthy and safe. We also suggest you identify a few trustworthy sources of information and focus on that advice over the coming weeks and months.  As members of the EIT community, we also respectfully ask you to demonstrate leadership and assist others if they need it.

It is important to prevent the spread of germs by thoroughly washing hands, sneezing/coughing into elbows and staying away from work if you are sick.

Further details from the Australian government can be accessed here.

We will post essential information and updates to our on-campus student community via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters.

For all general enquiries, please contact our Student Services Manager, Miriam Munitz on 0459 677 212 or at [email protected].

Latest Update

On Saturday 6th June 2020, the Western Australian government eased COVID-19 restrictions for the community. This includes gatherings of up to 100 people. EIT therefore reopened the Bentley campus for all on campus Perth students for Semester 2, 2020. EIT will continually endeavour to provide a safe environment for our students, so we will have disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer in classrooms for students to use. However, we do ask that students persist with washing their hands and keeping social distancing. If the WA government makes any changes in the future, EIT will communicate immediately with students. In line with the Victorian government’s COVID-19 restrictions, our Melbourne on-campus students will continue in our online learning environment for Semester 2, 2020 and until further notice.

If you have any queries, please contact our Student Services Manager, Miriam Munitz on 0459 677 212 or at [email protected].

Can I travel to and from Australia?

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has announced that Australia will close its borders to non-citizens and non-residents from 6pm AWST Friday 20 March, 2020 in a bid to contain COVID-19.  This means that non-residents, non-Australian citizens will not be able to enter into Australia in the immediate future.   Please be reassured that student and holiday visa holders already in Australia can remain in the country.  However, the ban does mean that people with student and holiday visas who are currently out of the country will be unable to enter Australia.  We understand that this may cause you some anxiety and wish to reassure you that the EIT family is here to support you.  Please contact our Student Services Manager, Miriam Munitz if you have any concerns.  You can contact her on 0459 677 212 or at [email protected].  Further information from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs can be accessed here.

How is EIT responding to COVID-19?

We are aware that you will be feeling a sense of trepidation because of the presence of the virus, known as COVID-19. As governments around the world monitor and respond to the outbreak, we understand how difficult it is being far from home. We are committed to looking after your safety and have appointed a COVID-19 Task Team who are monitoring the situation very closely.  As an Australian headquartered organisation, we are following the advice provided by the Australian government and its agencies who we believe have taken a proactive and decisive approach in implementing measures to reduce the spread of the virus.

Are EIT campuses open?

Perth, Bentley Campus

On Saturday 6th June 2020, the Western Australian government eased COVID-19 restrictions for the community. This includes gatherings of up to 100 people. EIT therefore re-opened the Bentley campus for all on campus Perth students for Semester 2, 2020.  EIT will continually endeavour to provide a safe environment for our students, so we will have disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer in classrooms for students to use. However, we do ask that students persist with washing their hands and keeping social distancing. If the WA government makes any changes in the future, EIT will communicate immediately with students via this website page or HE-OC Student Homepage on Moodle.  The Moodle login can be accessed here.   .

EIT’s Perth campus now has staff in attendance and students are welcome to come to campus if they have any questions or queries.  Alternatively, please contact our Student Services Manager, Miriam Munitz if you have any concerns.  You can contact her on 0459 677 212 or at [email protected] or HE support [email protected].

Melbourne Campus

EIT is committed to the safety of our students and staff during the ever evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. In line with the Victorian government’s COVID-19 restrictions, our Melbourne on-campus students will commence or continue in our online learning environment until further notice.  If you have a critical reason to come to campus, you must contact Student Services ([email protected]) before you attend campus and we will discuss your options.

If you are a current on-campus student, all the information you need is available on the HE-OC Student Homepage on Moodle.  The Moodle login can be accessed here.

If you have any questions please contact Student Services [email protected] or HE support [email protected].

Who can I ask for help?

As part of the EIT family, please also remember there are many support services available to you. The Australian Government has provided the following infographic summarising the support available to on-campus international students currently in Australia.  You can download it here. Our Student Services Manager, Miriam Munitz is also here to assist you if you have any concerns.  You can contact her on 0459 677 212 or at [email protected]

What should I do to protect myself and others from COVID-19?

It is important to remember to practice good hygiene – cover coughs and sneezes, stay home if you are unwell and washing your hands often.  We urge you to seriously consider avoiding any international travel for the foreseeable future. If you are expecting visitors from overseas or planning a trip home, please let us know your plans by contacting Student Services. It is important to note that if you are travelling or returning to Australia, you may not be able to enter Australia or will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. This applies to all travelers, including Australian citizens.

What information can I access about COVID-19?

Further information for on-campus students regarding COVID-19 can be accessed via the Study in Australia website or the Department of Education, Skills and Employment dedicated COVID19 website.

Further general COVID-19 information from the Australia Government is available as follows:
• To access the Australian Government COVID-19 Whatsapp channel, go to: aus.gov.au/whatsapp
• To access the Australian Government Coronavirus app, search for “Coronavirus Australia” in the Apple App Store and on Google Play
• To access updates from the Australian Department of Health visit their website here.

We will post essential information and updates to our education agent community via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters.

For all general enquiries, please contact our International Education Agent Coordinator, Caroline Mackay +61 401 014 273 or [email protected].

Latest Update

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has now announced that Australia will be closing its borders to non-citizens and non-residents from tomorrow (Friday 20 March, 2020) in a bid to contain COVID-19.

Please note that the Engineering Institute of Technology will still be accepting and processing on-campus applications as per normal for forthcoming intakes. Please be reassured that if there are still travel restrictions in place for forthcoming intakes, your student will  be able to commence their studies via our online delivery and then continue their studies on campus once they are able to. EIT has been delivering online programs, utilizing our unique delivery methodology for over ten years.

Further information from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs can be accessed here.

Prospective On-Campus Student Information Webinars 

Have questions? We are running a series of Student Information Webinars.

How is EIT responding to COVID-19?

As members of the global education community, we share a sense of trepidation because of the presence of the virus, known as COVID-19. As governments around the world monitor and respond to the outbreak, we understand you may have experienced disruption in assisting students with their international study goals.  EIT are committed to looking after the safety of our students and have appointed a COVID-19 Task Team who are monitoring the situation very closely.  As an Australian headquartered organisation, we are following the advice provided by the Australian government and its agencies who we believe have taken a proactive and decisive approach in implementing measures to reduce the spread of the virus.

What happens If my student’s visa is granted, but there is a travel restriction for the next intake?

On 15 March 2020, the Australian government advised that all travelers arriving from overseas will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If this measure is still in place for our next intake, or if other countries have placed a travel ban, we wish to advise you that our students will be able to commence their program of study through our online methodology until it is safe to travel to Australia or physically attend on-campus.

Irrespective of the challenges COVID-19 present us, we have contingency measures in place to ensure we that we will continue to safely deliver our bachelor’s and master’s degrees to our student community.

Can students defer to the following intake if they don’t want to continue with the forthcoming intake?

Yes, this is possible.

How will students be supported while studying in Australia?

We wish to reassure you that all our students can access a wide range of support services when in Australia. Our on-campus students have been contacted to reiterate the support services available to them.

What information can I access about COVID-19?

Further information regarding COVID-19 can be accessed via the Study in Australia website or the Department of Education, Skills and Employment dedicated COVID19 website.

We firmly believe – as with previous crises – that we will emerge stronger and wiser from the experience when it does eventually pass. I believe that we will demonstrate to you – our valued supporters – that we can rise to the occasion and continue to deliver an outstanding educational experience.

We will post essential information and updates to our staff and contractor community via our regular channels including this website page, emails and Teams updates.  For immediate assistance, please contact our HR Manager, Ms Lisa Chisari or Ms Caroline Patterson, our Compliance and Education Manager on +61 8 9321 1702.

How is EIT responding to COVID-19?

We are aware that you will be feeling a sense of trepidation because of the presence of the virus, known as COVID-19. As governments around the world monitor and respond to the outbreak, we understand that you are experiencing disruption in your professional and personal lives.

In order to look after the safety (and long-term success) of all of our valued staff, we have appointed a COVID-19 Task Team and are monitoring the situation very closely.  The team is led by our HR Manager, Ms Lisa Chisari and is ably assisted by Ms Caroline Patterson, our Compliance and Education Manager.   As an Australian headquartered organisation, we are following the advice provided by the Australian government and its agencies who we believe have taken a proactive and decisive approach in implementing measures to reduce the spread of the virus.   Please be reassured that we are here to support you and will send you regular communiques regarding developments via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters.

What happens with COVID-19 escalating in some countries?

Irrespective of the challenges COVID-19 present us, we have contingency measures in place to ensure we that we will continue to safely deliver our professional certificates, diplomas and higher education degrees across the world.

Many you may already work remotely, and we have now implemented measures to allow all EIT staff to work from home should they need to do so.

For those who are working from a campus or office, in the event that we receive advice from the government that everyone must self-isolate and you cannot return to work, you will receive an SMS from EIT advising you that you cannot come to work accompanied by instructions to attend an online meeting/teleconference to receive further information from EIT.

In a time of global volatility, education is a key asset in securing an individual’s future. We can all be satisfied that our students, whether on-campus or online, are well placed to continue with their studies amidst the current turmoil.   We have over 15 years’ experience in delivering our unique, live online methodology and are uniquely placed to support our students and our own learning and development.

What is the EIT travel policy?

  • All work-related travel will not be permitted until further notice.
  • Personal travel is your own decision, please note the following:
  • If you feel even slightly unwell on your return from travel, do not come back to work until you feel 100% better.  If you are situated in Australia and have travelled overseas, you must self-isolate for 14 days before returning to work.
  • If you travel to another country and are forced into quarantine in another country, you can continue to use your annual leave. In these cases, EIT may allow you to go into a negative leave balance, if required.
  • If you contract COVID-19 the standard sick leave policy applies, as it would with any illness.
  • If you are advised to self-isolate at home, but are not unwell, you can work from home. We will need to sight official government documentation informing you to self-isolate.

What should I do to protect myself or what should I do if I become sick?

We encourage you to stay calm and to focus on keeping yourself, your family and workmates healthy and safe.  As members of the EIT community, we also respectfully ask you to demonstrate leadership and assist others if they need it.

For those of you who work on campus or at an EIT office, please do not come to work if you feel unwell in any way.  Or, if you work remotely, please advise your line manager if you cannot work as soon as it is reasonably possible.

It’s important that we prevent the spread of germs by thoroughly washing hands, sneezing/coughing into elbows and staying away from work if you are sick. We also need to stop the spread of inaccurate or ‘sensationalised’ information regarding COVID-19, as this can cause anxiety in some people as well as confusion.

Further details can be accessed here.

We firmly believe – as with previous crises – that we will emerge stronger and wiser from the experience when it does eventually pass. I would like to reiterate to you, our incredible and valued staff, that we can rise to the current challenges and continue to deliver an outstanding educational experience.