Temporary Online Training Information

Temporary Online Training Arrangement

As a temporary measure in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, all face-to-face study has been changed to virtual study instead. This page with you detail information regarding our temporary online training arrangement. 

In Term 4 2020 some classes have returned to in-person delivery for students who are able to come to our campuses. Please see table below for the mode assigned to your course.

Partial Face-to-Face Learning

Pure Online Learning

Diploma of Telecommunication Engineering

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Diploma of Information Technology

Certificate IV in Business

Advanced Diploma of Telecommunication Network Engineering

Diploma of Business

 

Advanced Diploma of Business

 

Advanced Diploma of Translating

   
   

Partial Face-to-Face Learning

Your training session will be comprised of three major components:

  1. Classes: Give you knowledge and support about course contents and assessments. The Classes will be conducted in a face-to-face context, but LIVE streaming will be made available for those who cannot attend the classes in-person; Plus
  2. Your 5 hour online self-paced quizzes.

Your timetable were chosen by you in your orientation. If you wish to change your shift, you will need to contact the college to do so. You can ONLY do so during the first 2 weeks of every term. 

Pure Online Learning

Your virtual training session will be comprised of three major components:

  1. Lecture: Give you knowledge about course content (please see detail schedule in Lecture Timetable). The LIVE lecture will be recorded and put onto Moodle for those who cannot attend the lecture; plus
  2. Support Class: Give you individual support on Q&A as well as Assessment assistance (please see detail schedule in Support Class Timetable). Note that different trainers will be supporting at different days. You are only required to attend a minimum of two days per week. However, feel free to attend additional support hours if you need it; plus
  3. Your 5 hour online self-paced quizzes.

Please understand that this is just an exceptional measure, and students are required to return to face-to-face study immediately upon notification from Abbey College Australia.

Assessments Submission during COVID-19 outbreak:

Assessments must be submitted through your Moodle portal by your due date during this time unless advised otherwise.

If you are submitting your assessments late or you are trying to re-submit your assessment, you need to inform serena@abbeycollege.edu.au after you do so. 

Attendance During COVID-19 outbreak:

You still need to achieve a minimum of 80% attendance during the outbreak, but with flexibility on how to attend your classes.

Partial Face-to-Face Training

Pure Online Training

Your session will be comprised of two major components:

1, 15-hour face-to-face classes every week. You also have an option to attend your class on Zoom session. 

2, Moodle 5 hours self-paced attendance. Submit Self-Paced quizzes every week before 11:59pm Sunday (remain inside the quiz for 5 hours).

If you are attending classes in-person, every day trainers sign attendance List. Make sure you check the trainer ticked your name.

If you are attending classes through Zoom session, your attendance will be recorded automatically according to your presence in the zoom session as well as your self-paced activities.

 Your session will be comprised of three major components:

 1, 8-hour LIVE online lecture every week (9am – 1pm each day for 2 days, please see detail schedule next page).

2, at least 8 hours of LIVE online support class every week (5pm to 9pm each day for 2 days)

3, Moodle 5 hours self-paced attendance. Submit Self-Paced quizzes every week before 11:59pm Sunday (remain inside the quiz for 5 hours).

Your attendance will be recorded automatically according to your presence in the LIVE training section as well as your self-paced activities.

Your lecture time will be (Only for Pure Online Training courses):

Course

Lecture Time

Certificate IV in Business

Monday & Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Diploma of Business

Monday & Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Advanced Diploma of Business

Monday & Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Certificate IV in IT

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Advanced Diploma of Translating

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
   
   

If your course is under Partial Face-to-Face Training, there will be no separation of lecture and online classes. You will need to stick to your 15-hour class timetable assigned to you on your RTOmanager. 

Your support class time will be:

Course

Support Class Time

Certificate IV in Business

Monday To Saturday 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Diploma of Business

Monday To Saturday 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Advanced Diploma of Business

Monday To Saturday 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Certificate IV in IT

Monday To Thursday 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Advanced Diploma of Translating

Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm – 9:00pm

   
   

If your course is under Partial Face-to-Face Training, there will be no separation of lecture and online classes. You will need to stick to your 15-hour class timetable assigned to you on your RTOmanager. 

Online Training Access

Online Training platform is where you get your online training every day. Note that this is different from your Moodle (where you get all your course-related materials) and RTOmanager (where you get all administration support).

Note: Please remember to use the format (Student ID – Your Name) in your Zoom account when you join your online training class.

 

Online Training Login Method

Method: Access directly from www.abbeycollege.edu.au home page and access via top right button “Online Course” button

Login Details

Username: Student ID

Password: ACA+DOB(DDMMYYYY)

For example, student John has student ID 206001 and was born on 06 of February of 1995. So, John will access the Online Orientation with the details below:

Username: 206001

Password: ACA06021995

For more information regarding how to use the online training interface, please see Online Training User Manual

 

This is only for Pure Online Training

We have been doing our best in giving options and flexibility to students during the COVID-19 crisis, and we have solutions for every student. If there is anything you need help with, you should contact us immediately.

If you are not able to make up the morning lecture class, you are encourage to attend an evening support class and watch the recording inside the support class so that if any question pops up you can ask the trainer straight away. You should then attend another 8 hours of support class for additional support on your assessments and self-paced learning. In addition to that, please do not forget your 5 hours self-paced quizzes. 

For example, Annie is a Certificate IV in Business student and her lecture time is Mon & Tue 9:00 – 13:00 and Annie were unable to attend the lecture. Annie can first attend Mon & Tue support class 17:00 -21:00 and watch the morning lecture recording inside the support class, and then attend Wed & Thur support class 17:00 – 21:00 for individual support. In additional to that, Annie should conduct self-paced study and complete the quizzes. This allow Annie to achieve full attendance and get her required training.

If your course is under Partial Face-to-Face Training, there will be no separation of lecture and online classes. You will not have the freedom to pop into different classes with different trainers. You will need to stick with your timetable and your trainer for the whole term and submit your assessments to your allocated trainer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has been developed to provide information about temporary measure at Abbey College Australia. If you have other questions, please contact our Student Services Team for further help.

How can I study remotely?

You should access online teaching material remotely and participate by remote means. This is achievable for lectures and for many support classes.

Where possible, laboratory practicals will convert to video demonstrations or other methods that can be accessed remotely. Individual trainers or course coordinator will inform you of details via email or other means.

You must hold a valid student visa in order to study with us, regardless of whether you are offshore or onshore. If you are offshore and does not have a student visa, you will need to contact us immediate and apply for withdrawal or suspension.

Do I need to write my name down in the chat box when I join my class?

No. Your attendance will be recorded automatically without the need for you to put your name in the chat box. However, please remember to use the format (Student ID – Your Name) in your Zoom account when you join your online training class. Otherwise system cannot recognise who you are and cannot allocate attendance to you. Typing your name in the chat box does not help with identifying you in the system.

Now we only have one shift in lecture. What can I do if I cannot join the lecture time?

If you are not able to make up the morning lecture class, you are encourage to attend an evening support class and watch the recording inside the support class so that if any question pops up you can ask the support class trainer straight away. You should then attend another 8 hours of support class for additional support on your assessments and self-paced learning. In addition to that, please do not forget your 5 hours self-paced quizzes.

For example, Annie is a Certificate IV in Business student and her lecture time is Mon & Tue 9:00 – 13:00 and Annie were unable to attend the lecture. Annie can first attend Mon & Tue support class 17:00 -21:00 and watch the morning lecture recording inside the support class, and then attend Wed & Thur support class 17:00 – 21:00 for individual support. In additional to that, Annie should conduct self-paced study and complete the quizzes. This allow Annie to achieve full attendance and get her required training.

Can I choose to only attend support class or only attend lecture?

No. Both lecture and support classes are mandatory to give you a complete set of training. Lecture aims to give you knowledge about course, whereas support class gives you individual support on Q&A as well as Assessment assistance. You are only required to attend a minimum of two days per week for support class plus your weekly lectures. However, feel free to attend additional support hours if you need it.

I am in a different time zone to Sydney, do I have to attend my class/assessment at a synchronised time?

You must participate in your class at the specified time (Australian Eastern Standard Time – AEST) unless the college has advised that a class is not compulsory or has been recorded.

Special Consideration will not be awarded on the grounds that you are in different time zone.

What if I do not have the technology needed to complete my classes online?

You have the option to defer your course for a maximum of 6 months

You are also welcomed to come to our campus and borrow our computer or equipment during office hours. Please note that maximum capacity and distancing rules apply.

For further information please contact the Abbey College student service at info@abbeycollege.edu.au or +61 2 9212 4470

What will happen to my student visa if I choose to defer/suspend my course?

Your CoE will be cancelled but a new one will be issued straight away with the new dates. Please note that during the period of suspension/deferment you do not have a valid CoE. Your student visa should stay in place. However, it is a student visa condition to not stay inside Australia without a valid CoE for more than 8 weeks. We recommend that you also notify the Department of Home Affairs.

You need both a valid COE and visa to enter Australia.

If you have any question regarding your visa and CoE, please consult with your agents or seeking relevant information from regulatory bodie