24 March 2021 – 6.40am

Dear AITC community,

The Australian Industry Trade College – Gold Coast campus will open today (24/3), meaning all five AITC campuses are open.

Please ensure you travel safely to and from school/work during these difficult conditions. Remember that safety is the priority – if it’s flooded, forget it.

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding. These decisions have not been made lightly, but have always been made with your safety in mind.

Kind regards,

The AITC team

23 March 2021 – 6.40am

Dear AITC community,

The increase in bad weather overnight has resulted in flash flooding and dangerous travel conditions near the Australian Industry Trade College – Gold Coast campus.

I write to inform you that the Gold Coast campus will be closed today (23 March), to ensure the safety of our young people and staff travelling to and from school/work. ALL OTHER CAMPUSES WILL REMAIN OPEN.

Details for the Gold Coast campus are below:

  • All young people in Education Block should stay at home due to the campus closure.
  • Young people undertaking work experience (WEX) in Industry Block should contact their employer to cancel for the day due to these safety directions from the College.
  • TAFE will still go ahead however, young people should only attend if it is safe to do so.
  • All school-based apprentices and trainees should contact their employer for directions on whether their work will proceed, following this weather.

This decision has not been made lightly but is with safety as our first thought. Some staff will be on campus in case young people are already on their way.

Please check your email and the AITC campus Facebook page regularly for further updates. Information will also be posted to www.aitc.qld.edu.au/resources/campus-updates/ on our website.

I thank you for your understanding and hope you remain safe and dry during these difficult conditions.

Kind regards,

Mark Hands
CEO

22 March 2021 – 4.00pm

Dear AITC community,

This inclement weather is expected to increase overnight, with emergency services warning of flash flooding across South East Queensland.

Please prepare to check your email and/or our Facebook page from 7am tomorrow morning (23/3), for an update of the situation at each campus. Information will also be posted to www.aitc.qld.edu.au/resources/campus-updates/ on our website.

The decision to close a school campus is not made lightly. Please assess your personal situation over the coming days, as local road closures may prevent you from safely travelling to and from school.

We hope you remain safe – thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards,

The AITC team

 

22 March 2021 – 6.30am

Dear AITC community,

Inclement weather over the weekend has resulted in flooding on roads in and around some Australian Industry Trade College campuses. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting more rain throughout today.

I write to inform you that the following campuses will be closed today (22 March), to ensure the safety of our young people and staff.

  • AITC – Gold Coast campus – CLOSED
  • AITC – Redlands campus – CLOSED
  • AITC – Sunshine Coast campus – CLOSED

Details are below:

  • All young people in Education Block should stay at home due to the campus closure.
  • Young people undertaking work experience (WEX) in Industry Block should contact their employer to cancel for the day due to these safety directions from the College.
  • TAFE Trade Tasters will still go ahead however, young people should only attend if it is safe to do so.
  • All school-based apprentices and trainees should contact their employer for directions on whether their work will proceed, following this weather.

This decision has not been made lightly but is with safety as our first thought. Some staff will be on campus in case young people are already on their way. AITC – Toowoomba and AITC – Ipswich campuses remain open at this point in time.

We ask that you check your emails and your AITC campus Facebook page regularly for further updates.

Over the coming days, we ask that you assess your personal situation. Local road closures may prevent some families or staff from safely travelling to and from school.

Please remain safe and I thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards,

Mark Hands
CEO