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Last Step - Coronavirus Roadmap for reopening Victoria

by ACM College -
Staying Safe As restrictions ease, it’s important that we act to keep ourselves and others safe. These actions below can help protect you from coronavirus (COVID-19). Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, having a face mask with you and wearing it when required, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. Keep your friends and family safe by meeting outdoors. There is a lower risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) between people if you are outdoors. Face masks must be worn indoors (for example, in the supermarket or on public transport). A mask is not required outdoors if you can keep 1.5 metres distance from others. Face masks must be worn by all Victorians when they leave home, unless they have a lawful reason not to wear one or are outside and can keep 1.5 metres distance. Venues and facilities have specific requirements such as operating with a COVIDSafe Plan, density limits (maximum numbers of people allowed in a space), cleaning and record keeping – please respect these. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) get tested and stay home. Stay at home if you feel unwell. What is changing? face masks are no longer mandatory when you are outdoors, if you can stay 1.5 metres away from people that you don’t live with. use of face masks outdoors is required if you are unable to stay further than 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with, such as at public transport stations, outdoor markets, walkways and thoroughfares.face masks remain mandatory when indoors – for example the supermarket or on public transport you must continue to carry a face mask with you at all times. Seeing friends and family There are no restrictions on reasons to leave home. During the Last Step restrictions on gatherings remain in place. There will be a phased return to workplaces. Contact and non-contact sport and recreation can resume for all ages, with limits applying to numbers of people. Shops, recreational facilities, entertainment, hospitality and cultural venues will be open, although there are still restrictions. These include operating with a COVIDSafe Plan, density limits (the number of people allowed in a venue depends on its size so that people can keep at least 1.5 metres distance apart), record keeping and cleaning. What does this mean for me? Masks Face masks remain mandatory in some settings, unless you have a lawful reason not to wear one leave home - no restrictions on reasons to leave home or distance but stay safe. public gatherings - up to 50 people outdoors. visitors to the home - up to 15 visitors per day, can be from different households. visiting hospitals and care facilities: no restrictions on purpose, number of visitors or length of time for visits. Hospitals and care facilities set rules for visitors. Education and childcare childcare – open. schools – on-site learning for all with safety measures in place​. adult education – students and staff return to campus for summer semester. Work and business staged return to the workplace for small, medium and large companies with staggered arrival and exit times. Up to 25 per cent of staff may attend onsite. work from home to continue for anyone else. Find out more about: Industry restrictions roadmap: Victoria Shopping, personal services, eating and drinking out restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and nightclubs can open for outdoor and indoor seated service of food or drink. Indoor seated service for up to 150 people depending on the size of the venue. Outdoor seated service for up to 300 people (with a total venue limit of 300). Nightclubs may open for seated service only. There is no limit on the size of the group you can sit or dine with. for hospitality venues with less than 200sqm of floorspace indoors, the two square metre rule should be applied indoors with up to of 50 patrons allowed. QR codes must be used for venues using the small indoor venue density quotient. For venues with 200sqm of indoor floorspace or larger, the four square metre rule must be applied with up to 150 patrons allowed. retail – all open. beauty and personal care – clients can remove their masks for services such as facials, beard trimming and facial waxing, tattoos and piercings. Masks should only be removed for the duration of the service. Beauty and personal care services can be provided to clients in the home. real estate – open with a COVIDSafe Plan. Cap on the number of people attending inspections and auctions, up to 20 people for an inspection, subject to the four square metre rule and for auctions, up to 50 people from any number of households. brothels, sex on premises and adult entertainment venues – open with limits. Ceremonies and special occasions weddings – allowed with up to 150 people, smaller venues will have fewer people. There is a maximum of 15 visitors if the wedding is held in a private residence. funerals – allowed with up to 150 people, smaller venues will have fewer people. There is a maximum of 15 visitors if the funeral is held in a private residence. religion – public worship can occur with to 150 people allowed indoors. Up to 300 people allowed outdoors. Religious ceremonies can either be held outdoors or indoors, not both at the same time. Smaller venues will have fewer people. Entertainment, leisure and travel travel within Victoria – allowed. entertainment - indoor and outdoor venues open with the four square metre rule applied and patron caps. Staged return to events. Large events considered on an individual basis, based on requirements and epidemiology at the time. bands and music subject to venue limits and COVIDSafe requirements. casinos open with patron limits. Electronic gaming venues with up to 150 per venue with every second gaming machine disabled. There is no longer a limit on the time you can spend in a gaming venue. karaoke bars – open with patron limits of up to 150, the four square metre rule applied, and group sizes of 20 arcades, bingo centres and escape rooms can open for up to 150 people. Smaller venues will have fewer people. Groups limited to 20. amusement parks – open with four square metre rule applied, limits on groups and the number of patrons. community facilities including libraries can open for up to 150 people indoors and up to 300 people outdoors, subject to the four square metre rule. Groups are limited to 20 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. accommodation – open. Group bookings of a household and up to 15 people. tourism groups and transport – groups of 20 indoors and in enclosed transport, groups of 50 if outdoors or in open transport For more information refer to - https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/last-step-coronavirus-roadmap-reopening

International Student Webinar - Surviving & thriving in the wake of COVID-19 (Free)

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International Student Webinar - Surviving & thriving in the wake of COVID-19 (Free)


If surviving and thriving in the wake of COVID-19 are our goals as a society, where should we start - and how should we chart our future course?

Joined by Sam Shlansky, CEO of Marco Polo Project, Gerard Holland, founder of Outcome.Life and Belle Lim, current Council of International Students Australia (CISA) President, this webinar discusses the importance of resilience for international students and how to be more competitive during this time.

With a focus on employability, joined by careers and future skills experts, along with international student leaders, this webinar will share how you need to prepare for the workforce of the future.

Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm AEDT

Cost: Free

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ORlsTEq7TE66isdiF4GzHA?mc_cid=c21c7bfc30&mc_eid=b9dd44b677

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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.

It applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for ensuring that work team financial resources are used effectively and are managed in line with financial objectives of the team and organisation.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.

It applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for ensuring that work team financial resources are used effectively and are managed in line with financial objectives of the team and organisation.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.

It applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for ensuring that work team financial resources are used effectively and are managed in line with financial objectives of the team and organisation.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and evaluate delivery of human resource services, integrating business ethics.

It applies to individuals with responsibility for coordinating a range of human resource services across an organisation. They may have staff reporting to them.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage all aspects of recruitment selection and induction processes in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

It applies to individuals or human resource personnel who take responsibility for managing aspects of selecting new staff and orientating those staff in their new positions. It is not assumed that the individual will be directly involved in the selection processes themselves, although this may well be the case.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage all aspects of recruitment selection and induction processes in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

It applies to individuals or human resource personnel who take responsibility for managing aspects of selecting new staff and orientating those staff in their new positions. It is not assumed that the individual will be directly involved in the selection processes themselves, although this may well be the case.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage all aspects of recruitment selection and induction processes in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

It applies to individuals or human resource personnel who take responsibility for managing aspects of selecting new staff and orientating those staff in their new positions. It is not assumed that the individual will be directly involved in the selection processes themselves, although this may well be the case.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and facilitate implementation of performance management processes and to coordinate individual or group learning and development to encourage effective employee performance.

This unit applies to individuals who are authorised to establish effective performance management processes for an organisation and who may have staff reporting to them.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation's workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends.

It applies to individuals who are human resource managers or staff members with a role in a policy or planning unit that focuses on workforce planning.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation's workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends.

It applies to individuals who are human resource managers or staff members with a role in a policy or planning unit that focuses on workforce planning.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation's workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends.

It applies to individuals who are human resource managers or staff members with a role in a policy or planning unit that focuses on workforce planning.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation's workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends. It applies to individuals who are human resource managers or staff members with a role in a policy or planning unit that focuses on workforce planning

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace relationships.

It applies to individuals in leadership or management who have a prominent role in establishing and managing processes and procedures to support workplace relationships taking into account the organisation's values, goals and cultural diversity.

At this level work will normally be carried out within complex and diverse methods and procedures, which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement the organisation’s continuous improvement systems and processes. It covers using systems and strategies to actively encourage the team to participate in the process, monitoring and reviewing performance, and identifying opportunities for further improvements.

It applies to managers who have an active role in implementing the continuous improvement process to achieve the organisation's objectives. Their position is closely associated with the creation and delivery of products and services which means that they have an important role in influencing the ongoing development of the organisation.

At this level, work will normally be carried out within routine and non-routine methods and procedures, which require planning, evaluation, leadership and guidance of others.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements.

It applies to individuals who take an active role in managing a continuous improvement process in order to achieve an organisation’s objectives.

At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem-solving and decision-making strategies.



This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, evaluate and take advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data, distinguishing characteristics of possible markets and assessing viability of changes to operations.

It applies to individuals working in a supervisory or management marketing or advertising role within a marketing or advertising team or media organisation.




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