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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - A notice to all staff and students

Updated Thursday 11 November 2021

Updates

College Administration offices reopened with effect from Monday 11 October as follows:

Narrabeen Campus: Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
Brookvale Campus: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9am to 4pm

College campuses are open as above to staff and students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students will be required to show evidence of vaccination on arrival at our campuses. Please ensure that you bring evidence with you to enable admittance. Masks must be worn on campus at all times unless eating or drinking.

For any enquiries, please phone us on 9970 1000 or email enquiries@nbmc.nsw.edu.au. Training Coordinators can also be contacted directly by email, click here for a list of our Coordinators and their email addresses.

Term 4 beginning 11 October

Some courses have commenced or continued using Zoom – if you are an existing student you will have been notified by your Training Coordinator as to when campus based training will resume.

The Term 4 brochure and full course details are available on our website. If you have been impacted by the COVID lockdown, the NSW Government has also provided funding for a range of free short courses to help improve work skills or retrain for a new career under ACE Funding. These will be available to eligible individuals – see Free short courses for a list of available courses and eligibility details.

Most Diploma and Certificate courses are currently available fee free for eligible individuals under Skilling for Recovery/Jobtrainer funding. This funding has been recently extended to allow fee free enrolments until 31 December 2021. If you are:

  • unemployed (with or without a benefit),
  • aged 16-24 (working or not) or
  • at risk of unemployment

you can retrain or upskill at no cost. See Skilling for Recovery for details.

If you are eligible for Skilling for Recovery and enrol with us before 20 December for a qualification commencing in Term 1 2022, the course will be fee free!! Contact us now!

In preparation for the reopening of our campuses, we have taken all appropriate actions to meet COVID safety requirements which includes the purchase of HEPA air purifiers for all our training rooms and other key areas on campuses. Check in using the Services NSW QR code system is required and mask wearing mandatory on campus. Enrolment numbers have been restricted to ensure the 2 square metre rule is applied in each training room and 1.5 metre social distancing can be maintained. Sanitisers and cleaning products are available throughout the campuses.

We will of course continue to monitor the situation and follow NSW Health guidelines to ensure the safety of all College staff and students. Please phone us on 9970 1000 or email enquiries@nbmc.nsw.edu.au to chat to us about your options if you have any queries.

On Campus study during COVID-19

Additional safety measures are being taken at College Campuses to help protect everyone on site. These include:

  • Installation of HEPA Air Purifiers in all training rooms and other key areas on campus
  • Additional cleaning measures
  • Reduced class sizes to allow for social distancing
  • Provision of hand sanitiser and wipes to encourage regular hand hygiene
  • Regular wiping of frequently used surfaces

Please help with these safety measures:

  • Do NOT attend College if you have any respiratory symptoms, however mild, or are feeling unwell, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results or have been in a COVID hotspot (as defined on the NSW Health website) within the past 14 days.
  • If you notify the College that you have been experiencing respiratory symptoms and will not be attending class, please provide us with a negative COVID test result before returning to classes.
  • Regularly clean your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Practice cough etiquette (keep away from other people, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and clean your hands.
  • Practice recommended social distancing.
  • Wear a mask at all times except when eating or drinking.

COVID-19

We are registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe business and have implemented the Service NSW QR Code check-in system at all NBMC Campuses – the same system used in hospitality venues. External course venues will have their own check in system. Please ensure that you check in every time you visit the College in case contact tracing is required.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow advice from NSW Health to ensure we are continuing to respond appropriately to the current health situation.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of our staff and students is our highest priority.

Further COVID-19 information and updates are available via the NSW Health website here.

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Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113