COVID-19 FAQs

Are campuses open?

Macleay is closely monitoring the public health orders of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. The current situation at our campuses are below:

Sydney Campus - Open 

Our new Sydney campus is located at 53 Balfour St, Chippendale NSW 2008 & is now open. Some classes are scheduled to be delivered on campus in T1, commencing Monday, 28 February.

Melbourne - Online 

For all students based in Victoria, classes will continue to be delivered online in real time.

Queensland - Online

For all students based in Queensland, classes will continue to be delivered online in real time.

Will my classes be running?

Yes. Trimester 1 classes start on Monday, 28th of February. All classes are running as per the timetable.

Is it mandatory to attend classes?

Yes. We urge you to attend all of your classes; we do not want you to fall behind with your studies.

If you are unable to attend your classes, please contact your lecturer or email Student Services at support@macleay.edu.au.

Am I required to wear a mask on campus?

NSW Health strongly recommends the wearing of masks as it assists with reducing transmission of COVID-19. The wearing of masks is not mandatory at Macleay College.

It is recommended that:

  • Masks should be worn whenever you are indoors in shared spaces on any campus (including all teaching spaces and study areas).
  • Masks should be worn when working in any indoor shared work spaces (including open plan offices, meeting rooms, reception areas, corridors, tea rooms and amenities, etc).
How do I access my classes online?

You can access your online classes via MyMacleay.

If you need assistance to access your online classes, please email support@macleay.edu.au.

What if I have problems studying at home?

We understand that some students may have technical issues at home, or you might just live in a busy house! Make sure you speak to your lecturer(s), they will be able to point you in the right direction for any support you might need.

You can also email support@macleay.edu.au and the Student Services Team will assist you.

What financial assistance is available for international students?

International students who are studying and working in Australia may be able to access financial assistance from Federal and/or State Governments when they are:

  • Required to self-isolate or are caring for someone with COVID-19 (Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment) or;
  • Adversely affected by a state public health order and are required to be in lockdown for more than seven days (COVID-19 Disaster Payment).

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Is Academic Skills support still available?

Yes. Academic Skills support is still available and is waiting to hear from you. Make sure you look out for emails on all of the details. Students may contact Dr Manny Aston via email on maston@macleay.edu.au

Can International students travel to Australia?

Macleay College is unable to confirm when students studying outside of Australia, who hold a valid Visa, will be able to enter Australia. For further information on coming to Australia, please visit COVID-19 and the border information from the Australian Government.

What if I test positive for COVID?

If you are identified as a contact of an infected person while on our campuses or at a Macleay College event, please visit the NSW Health website for the latest testing and isolation requirements.

If you test positive for COVID and have been on campus or participating in placements or face-to-face activities:

If you receive a positive COVID result and have been on campus during the infectious period i.e. 72 hours prior to taking the test and/or whilst showing symptoms:

Please call 1300 939 888 or email support@macleay.edu.au to Inform Student Services:

  • Advise them of the dates/times you were on campus – Student Services will notify the Faculty.
  • If you were on a placement, advise them of the placement activity, the dates/times and locations you visited during placement – Student Services will notify the Faculty.
  • Isolate immediately and seek medical attention if necessary.

If you have not received a positive COVID result but you are in isolation and it will impact your attendance or studies, notify your lecturers as soon as possible.

Additional student support is available via our Student Wellbeing Support Services.

Please note, you will not be identified in any advice to staff or fellow students that there has been a positive COVID case on campus.

If you test positive for COVID-19 but have not been to campus:

Students are no longer required to notify the College when they have been required to self-isolate, have been exposed to COVID, or have received a positive result but have not recently visited campus.

However, you should speak with your lecturers if your study is affected.

Make sure to follow NSW Health isolation guidelines.

What support is there for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases?

If you are:

  • Awaiting test results for COVID-19 after feeling unwell (i.e., not as part of routine surveillance testing)
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19, or
  • Have been directed by your state's Health department to self-isolate

Please call 1300 939 888 or email support@macleay.edu.au to discuss how we can support you. 

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