Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
From 11:59pm on Sunday, 6 December 2020 Victoria moved to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions. From 5:00pm on 31 December, some changes were made to these restrictions including changes to mask wearing and the number of people allowed at social gatherings in the home.
These eased restrictions will let Victorians get back to doing the things they love, while also protecting everything we have worked so hard to achieve this year.
This means that:
You must carry a face mask with you when you leave home.
From 11.59pm, Sunday 17 January 2021, face masks will no longer be mandatory in all public indoor settings.
Face masks continue to be mandatory in the following locations:
● on public transport
● when riding in a ride share or taxi
● inside supermarkets
● in large retail stores (over 2000 sqm), such as department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores or hardware stores
● inside shopping centres, including the retail stores inside shopping centres, such as clothing stores
● inside indoor markets
● on domestic flights to and from Victoria
● at airports
● in hospitals
● when working in or visiting hospitals and care facilities.
● You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to.
● It is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.
● You can have up to 15 visitors to your home per day. There is no limit on the number of households those people come from. Front and backyards are considered part of the home.
● Up to 100 people can meet outdoors in a public place. There is no limit on the number of households those people come from.
● Record keeping continues to be an important tool for helping Victoria to stay safe and stay open. Businesses that are required to record the details of visitors should use electronic record keeping or QR codes. The Victorian Government has a free QR code service.
● Restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs can open for seated and unseated service. They must use electronic record keeping and apply the two square metre rule to ensure that customers have enough room to keep 1.5 metres between themselves and others. There are no other limits on the number of customers. Venues can have up to 25 people before the two square metre rule needs to be applied. When you are indoors and are not eating or drinking, you must wear a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth.
● Weddings, funerals and religious gatherings can occur with no limits on the number of guests or attendees. To ensure people can keep 1.5 metres distance the venue must apply the two square metre rule. If a service is conducted in a private home, the private gathering limit applies (15 visitors).
● Dance floors can reopen in bars and pubs as well as at weddings. The four-square metre rule must be applied to limit the number of people on the dance floor and there can only be up to 50 people on the dancefloor at one time, if space allows.
There are also changes to the number of people allowed at community facilities such as libraries, sporting facilities (such as gyms), and entertainment facilities (such as cinemas).
During term 4 we will not be accepting enrolments for the following courses until further notice.
● SIT30816 Certificate III in commercial cookery
● SIT40516 Certificate IV in commercial cookery
● SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie
● SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
● CHC33015 Certificate IIIin Individual Support
● CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
● CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
These courses along with our other courses will be accepted for Term 1 - 2021
ANIBT has put in place very important safety procedures for safe practices during this special COVID-19 period.
It is imperative and compulsory to follow the below rules at all times for your safety and the safety ANIBT community:
● Mask requirements (No mask no class) - If the government mask rules still apply after restrictions.
● Please follow strict personal and hand hygiene procedures.
● The campus will be open at 8:15 am.
● You will be required to go through a temperature check and recording and use hand sanitiser before you enter
● Students can only go out for lunch once a day which is during the lunch break only.
● No friends or family members are allowed on Campus.
● Try to keep a distance from each other.
● No gathering (Please show patience while using locker room as only 3 students can change at a given time).
Your understanding and cooperation will be highly appreciated.
● If you are sick (even with minor symptoms), please stay home. You MUST get tested and also produce a
medical certificate and clearance from the local GP. Unfortunately, you will not be allowed in class if you fail to
produce a medical certificate. These rules are there for you as well as for all other students and staff members,
and they must be adhered to at all times.
All medical certificates MUST be emailed to email@example.com prior to attending your next session.
ANIBT is known as a quality training provider and we will continue to strive to do so safely.
Please stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing each of you back next term.
Please note that Students are required to attend all ZOOM sessions as instructed by the Academic Office, reception and their trainer. - failure to do so may result in you not being assessed in any unit you do not meet the required attendance.
Even though ANIBT reports on Academic performance, we are still required to monitor student’s attendance and if it is less than 50% for delivery of a unit, you cannot be assessed in that unit.
We also have an obligation to inform our governing body if a student’s attendance is low, the student may then be in a position where they will receive an intention to report and ongoing poor attendance may jeopardise a student’s study visa.
We understand the COVID-19 situation may create uncertainty or financial pressure for some of our students. We care. And we can help. A range of coronavirus health and wellbeing supports are also available:
ANIBT also put additional measures in place in support of students impacted by COVID-19, including – but not limited to:
1. Discount for tuition fee
2. Waived all late payment penalty
3. Pending all material fees for practical class until re-open.
4. Monthly Payment plan now available
If you need a monthly payment plan with us, please provide us:
1. your 3-month bank statement (up to date)
2. your current bank balance
3. A statement to indicate your current situation
4. your estimate due date. (must before your course end)
If you have any questions please email us at
ANIBT Finance Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact us at:
We will respond as soon as possible.
Information about COVID-19
- If you are feeling unwell do not go to work.
- Check your symptoms - you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) if you have any of the following: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss or change in sense of smell or taste.
- Get tested at a nearby testing location if you have any of the symptoms. Return home immediately.
- Wait for your test results. Do not go to work or go out shopping, stay at home. It usually takes 2 days for your results to be returned to you. If you are worried your results are taking too long you can call a service provider for more information.
- If you are worried you will lose pay while you wait for your results you may be eligible for a $450 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment.
- If you test negative, once you feel well go about your normal activity, following the restrictions for your location.
- If you test positive we will contact you. You will need to isolate for at least 10 days. Do not go to work. If you are worried you will lose pay you may be eligible for a $1500 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Support Payment.
- If your symptoms continue or your condition worsens contact your doctor or a health professional. If you become very unwell and are having trouble breathing contact triple zero (000), you may need to be admitted to hospital.
- If you have tested positive, you must isolate until you receive clearance from the Department of Health and Human Services. Once you have been cleared you can resume your normal activity, following the restrictions for your location. Isolation for positive test result of coronavirus (COVID-19) is at least 10 days – however this depends on how long your symptoms persist.
- If you test negative, your doctor or the clinic where you were tested will tell you your result. You can resume your normal activity once you feel well, following the restrictions for your location. If you continue to have symptoms you should ring your general practitioner for advice. If you become very unwell and are having trouble breathing contact triple zero (000).
We can all help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.
To protect others you must:
● practise good hygiene
● practise physical distancing
● follow the limits for public gatherings
● understand how to isolate if you need to
● If you have a confirmed case, you must isolate yourself to stop the virus spreading to other people.
If you're concerned
Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19) or help with the COVIDSafe app. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
1800 020 080
Support for international students in Melbourne
You can apply for a one-off payment of up to $1100 under Stream Two of the Fund if your enrolment is with a private education provider in Victoria.
vocational education and training
independent higher education
English language colleges.
The payment can only be accessed once by eligible students who are located in Victoria.
If you are studying with a University or TAFE, contact your institution to access the fund.
Use a desktop or laptop computer to apply. Do not use a mobile device.
How to apply
STEP ONE – Check your education provider is eligible
STEP TWO – Check the updated eligibility criteria:
To be eligible to apply you must meet all eligibility criteria. You must be able to show that:
- You were enrolled in an eligible private tertiary education provider in Victoria at 31 March 2020.
- You will need to provide a copy of your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) form in your own name to show you were an actively engaged student who was enrolled in a course at 31 March 2020.
- You have a current student or bridging visa (with a student visa application in process)
- You are currently located in Victoria, Australia
- You were employed in Victoria any time between March and July 2020, are in financial hardship due to lost work, and don’t have other financial support.
If any information in the application is found to be false or misleading, the grant will be repayable.
Read the detailed Eligibility criteria (Stream Two).
STEP THREE – Read the support information
Learn how to apply and prepare your documents.
- Application Guide (Stream Two)
- Frequently Asked Questions (Stream Two)
- Program Guidelines (Stream Two)
- Translated example application forms (for reference only – do not use these forms to apply):
Call us on 1800 056 449 if you have any questions. You can also request an interpreter, free of charge.
STEP FOUR – Prepare your supporting documentation
Our Application Guide (Stream Two) shows you how to apply and prepare your documents. Read this before you apply.
Your attachments must be in JPEG, PDF or PNG format.
Call us on 1800 056 449 if you need help with your documents.
STEP FIVE – Call us if you need help
Contact us on 1800 056 449 if you need support with your application. We’re here to help you. We can get an interpreter if you want one, free of charge.