COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update


Important information

We are currently operating at alert Level 4(external link). NMIT campuses in Nelson, Blenheim, Richmond and Woodbourne are closed.

The New Zealand Government introduced a new Covid-19 alert system which specifies health and social measures to be taken against Covid-19.

NMIT is committed to prioritising the safety of our students and ensuring everyone is well-informed and able to continue with planned study.

Classes that are not fully online are suspended until 6 April. During this period learners are expected to continue with their studies from home. This could include reading and revision of materials and any available online resources. The suspension of classes is intended to give NMIT time to ensure all systems can be prepared to resume successful online teaching and assessment from 6 April.

There is no change to NMIT’s scheduled term breaks.

We intend to front load all theory learning over the next few months and delay practical learning requirements until later this year. We hope that by doing this, our learners will be able to complete their study on time.

Once the period of self-isolation comes to an end and we reopen, NMIT will be well prepared to backfill any practical elements, workshops, laboratory simulations and to arrange the necessary practical/on the job training.

The NMIT executive and management are meeting regularly to find solutions to all your concerns. We continue to support learners who have been unable to travel home, this includes checking in on those who live in rental accommodations locally, as well as maintaining pastoral care.

If you go to the bottom of this page and click on Covid 19 Student information you will find answers to some of the questions you may be asking and a list of email addresses to other sites that may assist you. This information is updated on a regular basis as changes occur and more information tis received from government agencies on financial hardship, work rights and possible next steps.

This pandemic presents a challenge to us in prioritising health and wellbeing without affecting academic studies and we all need to be flexible.

We know this is an uncertain time for our communities and our thoughts are with you all. If we all pull together, we will come through this.

Updates will be provided via the website, email and other channels as information is confirmed.

He waka eke noa | We are all in this together

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