COVID-19 Updates


ATMC understand that the current situation has introduced both financial and emotional hardship to students, this is why ATMC and Baxter Institute is committed to assisting you in every way that is within our control.

ATMC have professional counsellors available for you to speak with if you need to discuss how you are coping and need assistance.

Key points

  • ATMC continues to review the situation, including monitoring the advice of Australian state, territory and federal government departments.
  • Classes and other activities at ATMC will continue to as close as normal classes based on the Governments guidelines for Education Providers.
  • Travel and health advice is being provided regularly to staff and students upon request.

Financial options

I am now unemployed due to the Coronavirus shutdown. I cannot pay my rent and my landlord wants to evict me. What should I do?
The Australian Government requires that all evictions be put on hold for six months across all states and territories. The details of how this will work are to be finalised, and we will update you when additional information is provided. If you are asked to leave your accommodation because you cannot pay your rent, contact student support services for advice and assistance.

Accessing your superannuation

  • Students who have been in Australia longer than 12 months who find themselves in financial hardship will be able to access their Australian superannuation. Please contact your superannuation company to access these funds.

ATMC and Baxter Institute are offering students the following support and services:

  • Payment difficulties and assistance: We are here to work with you if you have financial difficulties, do not hesitate to phone us on 1300 017 977or email us at professionalyear@atmc.edu.au. You can also raise a ticket through the Student Services Helpdesk:

https://pyss.atmc.edu.au/

Visa status:

Visa holders in Australia are advised to apply for a new visa or a bridging visa if their current visa is nearing its expiry. They can apply for a waiver of ‘No further stay’ conditions if they fulfil the prescribed eligibility criteria.

You are not alone, your trainers and the admin staff are here for you to talk with if you are experiencing any financial difficulties or stress in general, do not hesitate to contact us. Please check the website regularly for update information regarding your studies and our support for you.

What will happen if I suspend my studies?

Course leave is available for continuing students for approved circumstances.

Because ATMC has implemented online theory delivery mode, there should not be a need to apply for leave, however everyone’s circumstances are different and if you do have compassionate and compelling circumstances, leave from your studies for no longer than four (4) weeks will be considered.

If you have questions about course leave, please email professionalyear@atmc.edu.au.

 

We will continue to follow the recommendations of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, and if the advice changes, we will move to implement that advice as quickly as possible.

We remain firmly committed to ensuring that students continue to gain the full benefits of learning at ATMC and Baxter institute.

Further information:

Students should stay up to date with the latest advice on COVID-19 from the Department of Health website. Providers and students should also stay up to date on the latest advice on visa and travel matters related to the virus from the Department of Home Affairs website.

Useful links

Further advice for international students is available on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website. Enquiries can be directed to international.students@dese.gov.au.

The Tuition Protection Service has published advice for students and education providers regarding the Restrictions on Travel.

ATMC and Baxter Institute are working at making your learning experience as positive as possible during these trying times.