Updated 8 July 2020
All sport and exercise placement students will need to complete the COVID-19 Infection control training module prior to attending placement.
With restrictions in Queensland easing and sport and exercise facilities allowed to reopen and gradually returning to business, sport and exercise placements will resume where possible.
Please read the following carefully to find out what that means for you.
SES1299 Semester 1, 2020, students
All of you will have received a temporary grade (IDM) at the end of Semester 1. An IDM is not a fail; it simply indicates that make-up work (i.e. your placement and associated assessment items) has yet to be completed. You will not need to re-enrol in SES1299 in Semester 2 2020 to complete the course.
The road to recovery will be long, as placement facilities return to usual operations, and restrictions ease. The Placement Officer and Placement Coordinator have commenced the process of establishing the current situation, and enquiring with USQ’s usual sites whether, when and how many students can be accommodated. This means that placement allocation will occur on a case-by-case basis, depending on site availability.
In the meantime, I encourage you to work through the lecture material on your SES1299 StudyDesk, to be well prepared for when you are getting out on placement.
SES1299 Semester 2, 2020, students
SES1299 consists of 2 parts: a 4-hour mandatory placement session at the Ipswich campus on Thursday 30 July 2020, 2-6pm for all students (regardless of enrolment mode), and a 16-hour placement at an external site.
The Placement Officer and Placement Coordinator have commenced the process of establishing the current situation, and enquiring with USQ’s usual sites whether, when and how many students can be accommodated. This means that placement allocation will occur on a case-by-case basis, depending on site availability. More information is available on the SES1299 StudyDesk.
COVID-19 has had a real impact on sport & exercise placement facilities, and placement sites may experience increased pressure due to a ‘backlog’ of placements from semester 1. Placements will be allocated on a case-by-case basis, and students should get all their mandatory documents ready as soon as possible. More information is provided on the SES2299 StudyDesk.
SES3299 & SES8299
You will be contacted individually by Placement Coordinator Lisa Seiler with an update about your placement.
If due to COVID-19 your placement was suspended after you commenced it, Lisa Seiler will establish whether, and when, you can return to your original placement site.
If your placement was due to start in June or later in 2020, Lisa Seiler will establish whether this site is still able to accommodate you, and when you can commence.
If the above applies to you, you will receive a temporary grade (IDM), until you are able to complete all placement hours and associated assessment items.