When and how can international students travel to Australia?
- The Australian Federal Government has indicated the likelihood of allowing international students from selected low-risk countries to travel to Australia after the third stage of lockdown restrictions are eased in July 2020. CMU-A is in ongoing contact with representatives of all levels of Government to ensure access to accurate and up-to-date information as things progress or change.
When will Australian High Commission in my city/country re-open and how long could my student visa process take?
- Please check with the respective Australian Embassy / High Commission in your country. We expect a processing time of six weeks after visa applications have been submitted. For updates on travel advisories and visas for Australia, please visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au
Post Study Work Visa
If I cannot travel to Australia, will the period I study remotely count towards qualifying for a CMU Post Study Work Visa?
- It is likely that the remote study will be counted towards the time spent in Australia as the Government has committed to ensuring that students affected by coronavirus are not unduly penalised.
Will I be required to undertake quarantine when I arrive in Australia?
- Yes. Under the current legislation, a mandatory 2-week quarantine is required for all visitors arriving from overseas.
Where will I have to undertake the quarantine?
- If you have arrived in Australia from overseas, you are required to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days at the port of entry: Adelaide, Sydney or Melbourne (depending on the flight of your choice).
Will I receive support in booking and paying for the accommodation for my quarantine period?
- Yes. CMU-A will arrange and cover the cost of quarantine (up to one month of accommodation). In addition, CMU-A will also cover the cost of a one-way flight and arrange complimentary airport pick up.
Is it safe to travel to Australia?
- Australia prides itself on being a safe, welcoming, and multicultural country. As a community, we have always supported one another in times of need. This includes looking after the health, safety, and wellbeing of our international students. The Australian Government, state and territory governments, educational institutions and the CMU-A community are here to support you.
Is it safe to attend classes at the CMU-A campus?
- CMU-A provides updated information from Australian health authorities on Adelaide’s safety as well as guidelines on steps taken to ensure safety on campus for staff and students. We have a comprehensive set of guidelines and procedures for students, staff and faculty that enables everyone to feel and be safe. A hybrid model of study (in the classroom and remote delivery) is expected to commence over the coming weeks.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
- Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and may include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Should healthy people wear masks?
- The current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines do not recommend that people who are well wear facemasks to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
What preventive measures are in place to protect the health of the campus community?
- Hand sanitizing stations are mounted at building exits and in other high-traffic areas as a reminder that hand hygiene is the most important tactic to prevent infection.