Our main priority is the health and safety of our students and the surrounding community. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in regular contact with the relevant government and health authorities nationwide.
As we continue to adapt and plan together, we ask that all communication/interaction with staff remains respectful and aligns with the Student Code of Conduct.
- Students, staff, clinic clients and visitors must not attend campus if presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms
- If a student, staff member, clinic client or visitor are confirmed to have COVID-19, it will first be reported to the government with the College to then follow instructions regarding campus closure and deep cleaning protocol
- FIAFitnation will maintain a state-by-state approach to COVID-19 procedures (based on a National WHS Committee review in July 2020)
National COVID-19 resources
- National COVID-19 helpline: 1800 020 080
- Health direct hotline: 1800 022 222
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for the general public
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation and case numbers
- COVID-19 and the higher education sector
- Department of Education COVID-19 resources
- Information for university, higher education and vocational education students and staff arriving from mainland China
- Department of Home Affairs resources for international students
- COVID-19 isolation guidelines
- COVID-Safe app
- Student Assistance Program (SAP): A 24/7 confidential counselling hotline that provides both study-related and personal support – 1800 336 207
- Student support: Call 1300 136 632 (ext. 2)
- Re-enrolment and course progression: Book a personalised consultation with a Student Services Adviser – 1300 136 632 (ext.2) or via your designated course email address
- FIAFitnation COVID-19 FAQs
- FIAFitnation general FAQs
Practical assessment and First Aid update
We are now in a position where we can recommence the delivery of practical assessments for SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. However, some changes are required to ensure a COVID-safe environment for all staff and students involved.
- Class caps: Classes will be capped at a maximum of four participants. This will allow us to ensure social distancing measures can be adhered to and resources can be appropriately shared/cleaned. Extra sessions will be provided on each campus to ensure all students can be accommodated. Please note: We cannot accept additional participants who are not booked in due to space restrictions.
- Practical assessment adjustment: With fitness being a hands-on course, it is considered a higher risk in relation to COVID-19 transmission. In order to manage this, some changes to the practical assessment will be implemented in line with Safe Work Australia and Fitness Australia guidelines. There will be changes to our gym layout and available equipment to assist in the achievement of this. Specific considerations for students being assessed include:
- Equipment use: Students will be provided with designated equipment to be used throughout each practical assessment task. This may require you to adjust pre-planned programs. You will be given sufficient time and advice to help you with this process. On completion of each assessment task, students will be required to wipe down the equipment they have used before progressing the session.
- Coaching: Social distancing of 1.5 metres and one person per 4m2 must be adhered to throughout the delivery of all screening and exercise delivery. Students need to be aware of their positioning during all client interactions, selecting exercises that do not require physical contact between client and trainer.
- Use of PPE: As per the previously issued guidelines, appropriate PPE (primarily face masks) will be provided where required to ensure compliance with health and safety standards/recommendations.
- Campus changes: Rooms will have capacity limits and high touch-point areas/objects such as the kitchen, fridges and microwaves will not be in use. Please consider this when preparing for your time on-campus.
Booking your practical assessment date: Click here to book your date (please ensure you have selected the correct course from the tabs at the top of the page).
Booking your First Aid date: If you have paid for your First Aid course but haven’t booked your practical date, book your spot here.
- If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, you must isolate for 14 days after last contact with the confirmed case
- If you have been in close contact with someone who is presenting COVID-19 symptoms (fever, sore throat, headache, shortness of breath) you need to contact your doctor and cannot attend College until you receive clearance from public health officials
- Students and staff who find themselves in the above circumstances must not attend the College and avoid contact with other students and staff
- Students who have been taking classes and find themselves presenting with COVID-19 symptoms must contact the Student Services team immediately