Covid-19 Variation to Delivery and Assessment Strategy

Additional entry requirements:

  • Student must have access to working PC or laptop with a configuration suitable to meet study requirements. Please seek your trainer/assessor assistance in this regard.
  • Student must have access to working internet.
  • Student must be able to attend scheduled theory classes and classes to be conducted in simulated environment (if schedule during Covid-19 is varied from original schedule).
  • Student must have sound digital literacy.
  • Practicals for students must complete their practicals in Newton College kitchen facilities or as advised otherwise. Where students are required to come to campus or kitchen, and use the available facilities and resources, they would be advised of the date and time of the delivery and assessment, where they are required to visit the campus and/or kitchen and complete their assessment requirements in the compliant way and in accordance with Standard 1.8 of SRTO 2015. Newton College would not be allowing more than 4 learners (or one group, whichever is less) in the class ensuring 4 sqm social distancing is maintained.
  • Newton College will make all possible efforts and aim to secure workplace arrangements for all enrolled students, however efforts and input from students are highly appreciated and self-arrangements may also be required during Covid-19 outbreak.
  • During COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Newton College will use a flexible delivery mode for training and assessment, providing training package requirements allow for this. We would ensure that all regulatory requirements are met with as little disruptions possible. As circumstances change and restrictions are eased, these temporary arrangements will be reviewed, and enrolled students will be notified accordingly. Newton College aims to review any changes in circumstances before commencement of each term so that it has least possible impact on students and course delivery.

Orientation :

New student Orientation will be done via phone, e-mail and Zoom. New students will receive an e-mail and call from the Admissions department on the Friday, prior to their date of commencement with all necessary further information and instructions.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact +61 (3) 9640 0057 or +61 (7) 3128 0176 or [email protected]. Please email or call the student administration should you require any additional support.


During Covid-19, Newton College will transition to an online learning environment, this means there will be no face to classes running, unless required to be in simulated environment specifically in class or covid-19 restrictions are eased and/or state government allow to return to full onsite learning. If any student require assistance with their online learning environment, student will notify their trainer and assessor where trainer/assessor will provide them with further guidance.

Current Situation

In line with latest update, access to Newton College Campus is still restricted to those activity only which cannot be done at home. So, for mot student, they should continue to study remotely, unless it is required to visit the campus.

Guided by the government advice and our own assessment, we will begin permitting more essential learning, support sessions, delivery and assessment and other related activities back on campus in the coming weeks. Students will be advised from time to time. To ensure we are carefully managing the number of students, staff and trainers/assessors on campus, Newton College will initially provide specific approval (on a case-by-case basis) for anyone to attend campus. For further details, please refer to:

Online options

The online learning environment will be supported by a range of resources that will vary between units but may consist of learning summaries, video recordings or YouTube videos, and extra documents to aid student’s learning. All training staff will be available online at scheduled class times to guide and support the student through their studies. The online learning environment will be available through using Zoom.


Assessment tasks will vary for each unit of competency, but some of these may be moved online. Some assessment tasks may also be delayed or deferred to a later date pending the situation with COVID-19. The trainers are required to communicate with students for unit specific information. The best way to do this is through Zoom or through email.


All staff at Newton College will continue to work and will continue to provide the students with the support any individual may need. The student will be remained connected with each trainer/assessor through regular class participation to assist them continuing their studies. Newton College will also provide online academic and language support and student support staff are always here to help.

OFFSHORE: Current and New Students

Please note that the Australian Government has closed entry into Australia. This excludes permanent resident, Australian citizens and their immediate family members.

In summary:

  • Some students currently offshore will be allowed to commence their studies online.
  • The admissions process will be the same.
  • Students will need to have meet all language, literacy and numeracy requirements.

To satisfy the qualification requirements, work placement of 240 hours must be successfully completed, and a logbook must be maintained. For the unit SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook, students must complete a minimum of 48 complete service periods (shifts) of 4 hours each or 24 complete service periods (shifts) of 8 hours each in a hospitality workplace undertaking work tasks relevant to the unit content. Similarly, for the unit SITHKOP005 Coordinate cooking operations, students must complete a minimum of 6 complete service periods (shifts) of 8 hours each or 12 complete service periods (shifts) of 4 hours each. The duration of the service periods depends on the negotiations with the host employer and student’s preference of the service period duration would be taken into consideration prior to the arrangement of the work placement. Total minimum hours of work placement are 240 hours. The work placement will be unpaid and the daily working hours (service periods) may be negotiated. All students are required to maintain a logbook to record their worked hours.

Newton College will aim to arrange/secure work placements for each student, however student’s self-arrangements are also highly appreciated. Students will have to have an access of a hospitality workplace with a commercial kitchen facility that serves customers to address the requirements of this unit. Workplaces may include restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, residential caterers, in flight and other transport caterers, and event and function caterers. Students undertake duties as per work placement organisation and training package requirements under the supervision of a workplace supervisor.

Student who are already working in the commercial kitchen are encouraged to use their existing workplace to complete these service periods providing it meets the requirement’s necessary to conduct the assessments. Students who are not already working may nominate a workplace.

Students will commence work placements and complete the required shifts only upon successful completion of kitchen-based units which are delivered and assessed in classroom and Newton College’s Kitchen facility. Students may be required to undertake additional load to complete their service periods. Newton College will provide students with Work placement roles and responsibilities prior to the commencement of their work placement so they are aware of the expected roles and responsibilities during work placement.


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