COVID-19 announcement from the ASA Principal

These are difficult times and Australian School of Accounting (ASA) prioritises the health and safety of its students, staff and their families. The School continues to be guided by the Australian Department of Health.

ASA is determined to adhere to the demands of the Commonwealth and NSW governments to reduce the level of face-to-face interactions as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19.

ASA will deliver its course online until it is safe to commence face-to-face teaching.

All of the teaching will be conducted via the Learning Management System (Canvas) and Zoom.

Instructions on the use of these learning technologies will be provided before the commencement of your studies at ASA.

Should you have any concerns about your studies at ASA, please contact us by email at enquiries@asahe.edu.au

IMPORTANT

Follow the advice of the Australian Government at www.health.gov.au  If you are sick and think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, you must seek medical advice. If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice on 1800 020 080.

For Emergency matters please contact +61 411 802 416 / 0411 802 416, please note this phone number is for emergencies only and all enquiries relating to the above matters will be advised by email to the address provided.

In these difficult circumstances, you may feel that you need some support. If that is the case, please look at the government supported page, International Student Support.

Australian School of Accounting will continue to monitor the Department of Health alerts and provide any important updates to staff and students as soon as they are available.

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 VACCINATION

ASA recommends that all students and staff protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Please refer to the following information from the NSW Government on vaccination:

Don’t wait to protect yourself from COVID-19

Now is the time for everyone 16 years and over to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious illness. Vaccination will also allow us to get back to doing the things that we enjoy more quickly.  Both doses of vaccine are free for everyone in Australia – and you don’t need a Medicare card.

What do I need to do?

Everyone 16 and over can get a vaccine. Book today. Don’t delay. Visit nsw.gov.au to make a booking.

What if I don’t have a Medicare card?

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia regardless of Medicare or visa status. You can get your free vaccination at a Commonwealth or state vaccination clinic, or community pharmacies. Use the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker to find your closest location.

Talk to your pharmacist or book your COVID-19 Vaccination online at nsw.gov.au. For assistance in your language, call 131 450, say the language you need in English and ask them to connect you to the NSW Health Vaccination Support Line on 1800 57 11 55.

Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination will be recorded on your immunisation history statement, available through myGov. You’ll need to create a myGov account if you don’t have one. You will also need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI).

Support is available
There are a number of financial support measures available to help at this critical time. If you are a worker from an LGA of concern, and you need to self-isolate and are unable to work while waiting for your test result, you may be eligible for the new $320 COVID-19 Test and Isolate support payment. You can find out if you are eligible at nsw.gov.au.

Your mental wellbeing is important. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, you’re not alone. There are services that can support you through these difficult times.

Your actions make a difference. Together, we will beat COVID-19. Stay up to date at nsw.gov.au

Thank you for your support and patience.

Keep well!

Dr Chivonne Algeo

Principal and CEO