What does COVID-19 mean for Onfit Training College and our students?

We are fortunate enough to be experienced in delivering our courses and support remotely, having over 11 years’ experience in delivering education online. With our infrastructure, experience and our passionate team, it is business as usual for Onfit Training College.

In saying that, we understand that this situation has brought new challenges to some of our students and graduates both personally and in relation to some course requirements.

We have been developing solutions for these challenges and have introduced some new measures to assist our students wherever possible.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our students, for dealing with our team with consideration and respect at this time, we really appreciate this.

We have included information relevant to COVID-19 and Onfit Training College below. We will continue to update you, should any changes occur. If your questions haven’t been answered below, please do not hesitate to contact us.

OUR OFFICE & CAMPUS

As of the 17th of March, all Onfit Training College staff have all been working remotely and will continue to do so until further notice. We are still fully operational, which means that your course enquiries will continue to be answered as normal. Our education team remain contactable via phone and email, and our administration team are also providing uninterrupted during office hours.

Onfit Training College Office Hours:

8am – 7pm Monday – Friday

9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

SUPPORTING YOU WITH YOUR STUDIES

Our Circle of Support is prepared and passionate about supporting you throughout your studies.

Our dedicated team are available between 8am – 7pm Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. We want to reassure you that we are here for you 7 days a week, with no disruption or change to our support program. We are fortunate enough to have over a decade of experience in providing support to our students studying online, and we encourage you to reach out to us if you need any assistance with your studies:

Onfit Training College Contact Details:

Phone: 1300 557 637

Email: education@onfit.edu.au

WORK PLACEMENT & PRACTICAL ROLE PLAY ASSESSMENT

For many of our accredited qualifications, practical experience or demonstrations are required.

Where possible, we have introduced flexible assessment methods and applied ‘reasonable adjustment’. This includes methods to complete requirements through ‘meeting tools’ and video call services (e.g. Zoom & Skype).

For SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness Students, you will find additional resources in your course (within the modules ‘Practical Assessment’ and ‘Work Placement’), to assist you with your assessment.

For all other students, should you be approaching these components within your course, we ask that you contact our education team (education@onfit.edu.au), so we can review your circumstances and put forward options suitable for you.

There are some requirements where ‘reasonable adjustment’ is unable to be applied, as it would compromise our training standards as an RTO.

Looking after our students during this time, is our priority and we are here to support you however we can.

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

We understand some students are experiencing financial hardship at this time.
Please see below some additional information that may assist you.

Austudy, Abstudy & Youth Allowance

Many of our courses are approved for Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance and Onfit Training College is an approved provider.

More details can be found here: https://onfit.edu.au/austudy-abstudy-youth-allowance/

Government Assistance

The Australian Government has released stimulus packages for those affected by COVID-19, including individuals and businesses.

For information please visit https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/

Individual Consideration

Should your situation require individual review from Onfit, please contact our admin team (admin@onfit.edu.au).They will assist you in these circumstances. Please note, application are reviewed on a case by case basis.

YOUR ONLINE COURSE

You’re able to continue accessing your online course, as usual. We know that for many students, this is an ideal opportunity to dedicate more time to your studies. You can access your course 24/7, with any device, on any browser.

For additional support during your online studies, you may wish to join our Onfit Training College Alumni Facebook Group, where you can chat with Onfit students and graduates, share your milestones, hear their stories of success or chat about your interests and goals.

Also, check out our 9 top tips for your online study, to help you make the most of your study time at home.

WHAT ARE OUR VIRTUAL REALITY CLASSROOM TUTORIALS?

We bring the classroom to you!

Onfit Training College is the only fitness college able to provide you with true Virtual Reality Classroom Tutorials. These tutorials transport you to a real classroom setting where you can connect with your classmates and teacher. Turn to your classmate and have a chat or ask your Tutor your questions. You’ll also get to experience a ton of exciting features, including 360 videos and holograms.

Virtual Reality Classroom Tutorials are available for:

  • Level 1 – Gym Instruction Tutorials (relates to Certificate III in Fitness) – 15 Tutorials
  • Level 2 – Personal Trainer Tutorials (relates to Certificate IV in Fitness) – 15 Tutorials

Each tutorial is available at varied times, weekly and are delivered by our experienced Tutors.  When you’re ready to attend, simply book in using our online app. Then, pop your headset on, and join in on the class fun!

For any current students, who would like to add on these tutorials to their studies, we are offering a reduced student rate, with $500 off these packages. Contact us for more information.

ANYTHING ELSE? 

Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us should you have any other questions, queries or require support.