COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update 10/09/2020

COVID 19 Update 10/09/2020

 

We hope everyone is well and coping ok with the current situation. As per the guidelines set out by the Department of Health and Human Services adult education is considered High Risk for Step 1 and 2 of the road map.

 

What this means for Ringwood Training;

 

Metropolitan Melbourne

Restrictions in place under the First Step will commence from 11.59pm on 13 September 2020. Later steps will be implemented on the dates indicated if the coronavirus (COVID-19) case thresholds have been met and based on public health advice.

  • First Step (from 13 September) and Second Step (from 28 September if thresholds met): Heavily restricted. Only permitted onsite for those on the permitted worker list.
  • Third Step (from 26 October 2020 if thresholds met) and Last Step (from 23 November if thresholds met): Learn from home if you can, onsite learning for hands-on, skills-based learning.
  • COVID Normal (when all thresholds met): Resume onsite learning, with COVID Safe plans in place.

This means that for metropolitan Melbourne, current restrictions will continue until 26 October for all universities, TAFEs, registered training organisations and Learn Locals. Our current Remote Learning delivery will continue during this time until otherwise informed.

 

VCE and VCAL Students

From Wednesday 16th September and including some days during the Term break students doing Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), including those doing Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS), will be required to attend to complete mandatory assessment. This will allow these students the opportunity to catch up on assessment tasks outstanding and take some pressure off completing these assessment task later in the year. Ringwood Training teachers will be in touch with students to confirm times and dates for onsite learning.

 

From Monday 5 October, VCE and VCAL students can attend on site for the essential General Achievement Test (GAT) and essential assessments only. These students will combine a remote and flexible learning program with onsite attendance where essential. This applies state-wide.

 

From Monday 12 October, Year 11 and 12 students and Year 10 students enrolled in a VCE or VCAL program will return to full-time onsite schooling, this includes attend VETis and SBAT classes on site on the days they would normally do so.

 

I understand this news will be challenging for many of you, but these steps have been identified as critical measures to protect us all. I want to assure you we are doing everything we can to slow the spread of the virus and ensure the health and safety of our whole learning community.

 

More information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the DET website, which will continue to be updated as the situation evolves: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/Pages/coronavirus-advice-tafe.aspx

 

We encourage you to visit our website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

 

Thank you for your patience and support during these challenges times. We will continue to respond as quickly as possible to the changing circumstances and update you regularly.

 

Regards

 

Mr Shayne van der Heide

 

Centre Manager

Ringwood Training

Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Update 03/08/2020

COVID-19 Update 03/08/2020

As you would be aware, on Sunday 2 August, the Victorian Government, made a series of significant announcements, in line with advice from the Chief Health Officer about restrictions to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • From 6pm on 2 August, Stage 4 restrictionswill be in place across metropolitan Melbourne.
  • From 11:59pm on 5 August, Stage 3 restrictionswill be in place throughout regional Victoria.
  • Mitchell Shire will remain in Stage 3 restrictions.

 These announcements will mean that TAFEs, registered training organisations, Learn Locals and Universities in metropolitan Melbourne will operate differently to those in regional Victoria.

 The changes described in this message will come into effect from 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 August and will remain in place for 6 weeks.

 Education remains a reason to leave your home only where necessary. However, Stage 4 restrictions are critical measures to reduce the movement of students and families across the state. 

 A summary of what the changes mean for TAFE and training organisations is below.

  • If not already, all course delivery must move to remote learning except for critical teaching and research activities that require face-to-face delivery.
  • All Year 11 and 12 provision of VCE and VCAL will move to remote and flexible learning, except for mandatory assessments.

 In line with these guideline Ringwood Training will transition to a Remote Learning model of training online for all programs across Automotive, Engineering and Information Technology areas. Department Co ordinators will contact students to give them information on what they require to do for there next training session.

 

Please note: There will be NO classes on site from Tuesday 4 August 2020.

I understand this news will be challenging for many of you, but these steps have been identified as critical measures to protect us all.

I want to assure you we are doing everything we can to slow the spread of the virus and ensure the health and safety of our whole learning community.

More information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the DET website, which will continue to be updated as the situation evolves: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/Pages/coronavirus-advice-tafe.aspx

We encourage you to visit our website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

Thank you for your patience and support during these challenges times.

We will continue to respond as quickly as possible to the changing circumstances and update you regularly.

 

 Regards

 Mr Shayne van der Heide                              

Centre Manager                                

Ringwood Training

Email:    [email protected]

COVID-19 Update 21/07/2020

COVID-19 Update 21/07/2020

 

In line with recent DHHS regulations, from the 23rd July 2020 all students and visitors to Ringwood Training will be required to bring their own face mask/covering, and to wear them whenever it is practical to do so. We will also continue to practice strict safety protocols including additional cleaning, temperature checks and social distancing.

We thank you for your assistance in adhering to these new guidelines as we all navigate these difficult times.

Yours sincerely,

 Shayne van der Heide

Centre Manager

COVID-19 Update 09/07/2020
Ringwood Training will continue to deliver training on site as per term 2 with staged classes so there are less students onsite.
 
Ringwood Training have been and continue to enforce strict guidelines and safety protocols. This includes additional cleaning, temperature testing, physical distancing, hand sanitiser readily available and all staff having completed COVID-19 Infection Control Training.
 
We ask that all students and clients who visit Ringwood Training assist us in maintaining these protocols by ensuring 1.5m distance, practicing good hygiene by washing your hands regularly, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow and remember if you are sick please stay home.
 
For further information please refer Department of Education and Training Website https://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/Pages/coronavirus_tafe_operations.aspx
 
Thank you to everyone for your understanding and your assistance in maintaining these safety protocols to keep everyone safe.
 
Kind regards,
Shayne van der Heide
Centre Manager
03 9845 7560
COVID-19 Update 14/05/2020

Following advice from DET, we have commenced the return of students to Ringwood Training campus and this will continue in the upcoming weeks. Some classes will be remaining online and remote for the foreseeable future.

The safety of our students and staff are of upmost importance and we are following strict guidelines on safety protocols for onsite course delivery. This includes additional cleaning, having staged classes so there are less students on site, temperature testing, physical distancing and hand sanitiser readily available. In addition, all Ringwood Training staff who are returning to campus have completed COVID-19 Infection Control Training.

Again, we would like to thank all of our students and clients for their understanding and patience during this trying time.

If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,

Shayne van der Heide

Centre Manager

03 9845 7560

[email protected]

Apprentice Re-Engagement Register

Displaced apprentices are now able to link with employers on new national register: https://naen.com.au/apprentice-and-trainee-re-engagement-register

Apprentices and trainees from small businesses who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak can now connect with prospective employers through a new national register.

The Apprentice and Trainee Re-engagement Register allows apprentices and trainees who were in a training contract with a small business at March 1 to upload details such as qualifications, work experience and resumes.

Employers of any size can register their details and post vacancies for apprentices or trainees. They can also apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage, under the government’s Supporting Apprentices and Trainees initiative.

COVID-19 Update 08/04/2020

Following advice from DET on 3rd April 2020, Ringwood Training will continue to work remotely for the start of term 2 until advised otherwise.

During this period Ringwood Training will be providing a flexible mode of delivery for all of our students. Ringwood Training teachers will contact students and their employers (if applicable) directly to provide appropriate work and to provide remote support for their learning.

We understand that this may be difficult to navigate during this time and we encourage anyone to contact Ringwood Training if you have any concerns regarding remote learning.

Ringwood Training thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times as we adapt to the changing climate.

Regards

 

Mr Shayne van der Heide

Centre Manager                               

Ringwood Training

Email:    [email protected]

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COVID-19 Update 25/03/2020

Ringwood Training continues to work closely with the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidelines in response to the current and potential impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on our students, staff and the wider community.

 

The situation is changing rapidly and as such, we are taking further action to reduce the potential risk and spread of COVID-19.  Although we have no reported or confirmed cases of the virus, we believe the following actions are necessary to keep our staff, students and community safe and well.

 

Following advice from DET on 23 March, Ringwood Training will focus on the preparation of a more flexible mode of delivery for classes and transition to online delivery and remote access to learning material wherever possible.

On-campus delivery for all RT Training will cease from Monday, 30th March, 2020 until further notice.

 

Teaching staff will contact students (and employers where applicable) to outline their online delivery strategies.

 

We encourage you to visit our website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

 

Thank you for your patience and support during these challenges times.

We will continue to respond as quickly as possible to the changing circumstances and update you regularly.

 

Regards

 

Mr Shayne van der Heide

Centre Manager                                

Ringwood Training

Email:    [email protected]