COVID-19 Update

Ironwood Institute’s response to the COVID-19 global pandemic is being shaped by the latest advice from Australian health and foreign affairs authorities.

We at Ironwood Institute acknowledge that this is a difficult time for all of us; our top priority remains the health, safety, well-being of our staff and students’ community.

Therefore, our campus is currently closed to the students until 06 Feb 2022. All staff is working from the campus and all courses offered at Ironwood Institute are being shifted to Live session-online mode. Admissions and Students service is working hard to ensure that operations continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are here and available to communicate with you about your needs.

Existing students should monitor their emails for updates.

If you know the name of the person you need, please email them directly and we will respond as soon as possible.

We’re also here to take your calls and emails

Admissions:  08 8227 0300.  Email us at admissions@ironwood.edu.au or click https://ironwood.edu.au/apply/ if you’re ready to lodge your application.

Student Services: Jennifer Bourne on 0451 122 062 Navtej Bal on 0433 316 132

Key information as at 4 January 2022

Information on international borders is changing frequently. If you are an international student looking to return to Adelaide, please see the latest information on the Study Adelaide website .

A list of identified exposure sites, including testing and quarantine requirements, can be found here .

Information about vaccination and booking appointments can be found here . The Australian Department of Health also answers the Top Three questions on vaccinations here .

The State government’s COVID-Ready Plan  outlines the safe easing of restrictions and how COVID-19 will be managed in South Australia. 
 

  • QR codes have been placed at the entrance of Ironwood Institute to assist SA Health with contact tracing should it be required. Please use the QR codes to check in whenever you enter Ironwood
  • Face masks are expected to be worn whenever you move about indoors (including lifts) or are seated within 1.5m of other people.
  • Social Distancing – wherever possible, practice appropriate distancing, keeping 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Hygiene – please practice good hygiene, including hand washing, use of sanitiser, and cleaning surfaces used by others (such as keyboards) before you use them.
  • More details about other restrictions are available here . A list of identified exposure sites, including testing and quarantine requirements, can be found here .

Frequently asked question regarding online training delivery

We have started to use a Microsoft product called Microsoft Teams to deliver all courses in an online mode until it is SAFE to resume face to face training. You will be able to participate in all the training and assessment sessions totally online and from anywhere in the world. That being said, if you are currently interstate or overseas, please be mindful of the time zones to participate in the live training sessions. We acknowledge that online training may be very new to some of our students, however I would like to assure you that your Trainer will provide you with step-by-step guidance to navigate online learning. Student support team at Ironwood is equally prepared to assist you in case you are finding it difficult. You can call Jennifer Bourne on 0451 122 062 or Navtej Bal on 0433 316 132 or send an email to studentsupport@ironwood.edu.au.

It is really easy,  click on the following link and follow the instructions:  https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads Microsoft Teams is made available to you free of charge and is part of the Office 365 suite. You can download and install Microsoft Teams on your laptops, PC, tablets or smartphones and access by using your newly created Ironwood email account. You will receive information about your new Ironwood email account on your email address registered with us.

Each of your subject/unit will become an online Team/ class and you will have access to the learning and assessment resources as per the instructions email from your Trainer.  There will probably be nothing in there for you at the moment.  DON’T WORRY – all your units will be there before the official start date.

No, your current program will stay as it is. There may be some slight adjustments to individual units containing practical elements but that’s about it.

All you will need to do is to login into MICROSOFT TEAMS on your device (laptops, PC, tablets or smartphone) on your class days as per your trainers email, and click on the link that will appear into each of your classes.  When you click on this link you will be taken to your class, and your Trainer will be ready to greet you via chat/video.  If you cannot click the link at the time the delivery is being done, you can access a recording and catch up on any activities.

Probably yes, but we are ensuring that this change is minimal and does not disadvantage you.  You will have access to the material and learning guides as usual but these will be sent to you to be used on electronic format for each of your units.  These will available when the Term resumes next week. If the unit has quizzes or tests you DO NOT have to come to the campus, everything will be done online.