10 January 2022 – 5:00pm

Dear Parents, Guardians and Young People of the AITC community,

As you may already be aware, the Queensland Government has announced that the school term is to commence later than planned due to the anticipated peak of COVID-19 Omicron cases.
Whilst it is disappointing that we cannot commence the school year as planned, the health and safety of our community is our first priority (and strongly aligns with our corporate value of demonstrating genuine care).

The following information outlines the planned program for our young people for the start of Term 1:

Returning Year 11 and 12 young people:

  • Year 11 and 12 Education and Industry Blocks (Group 1 and 2) will commence Term 1 on Monday 31 January in an online capacity.
  • Pre-vocational start dates are being confirmed with TAFE Qld and will be shared next week.
  • Group 1: Current young people in school-based apprenticeships, if pre-approved with Industry Consultant and employer, work will commence on Monday 31 January (if not already). Campus staff (Industry Consultants) will be in touch with those young people over the next 2 weeks.
  • Year 11 and 12 Work Experience will not commence until Monday 7 February. Online learning will occur from 31 January for Week 1.

Year 10 young people:

  • All AITC Year 10 young people will not commence Term 1 until Monday 7 February, 2022, as per yesterday’s government announcement.
  • Year 10 young people will not undertake online learning at this stage.

Information for Rookies (New young people and families):

  • For health and safety reasons, the AITC has made the difficult decision to postpone Rookies ‘Be Prepared’ and ‘Be Challenged’.
  • We will communicate new dates in the coming weeks. We apologise for any disappointment. It is important and will occur.
  • All Year 10 Rookies commence their year from Monday 7 February (as above). More information will be shared in the lead up to this date.
  • On Thursday 27 and Friday 28 January, Year 11 and 12 Rookies (new young people) will commence the ‘Be Prepared’ self-paced online program which prepares them for their AITC journey from Monday 31 January. More detail will follow next week.

The Australian Industry Trade College is currently developing a comprehensive Learning From Home program to provide meaningful, structured learning opportunities for young people. Further information will be provided in the lead up to this program.

Please note: vulnerable young people and/or those of essential workers can be accommodated on campus from Monday 24 January as per the government announcement. Please speak with your Campus Manager to advise of your young person’s attendance.

We look forward to welcoming all our young people back to campus on Monday 7 February.

Please continue to check your emails and follow our socials for regular updates, or contact your campus directly.

Stay safe during this time.

Mark Hands
CEO/Executive Principal

Eliza Lane
Head of Industry Education