COVID-19 Supporting our community

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and we are committed to supporting the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.


IH Online Promise

You can trust online learning with International House.

All IH schools share a quality commitment to our clients, our staff and our planet. Realise your aspirations and open new horizons by learning with International House in an interactive, online school environment. We want you to have a successful, engaging and enjoyable online experience. This is our online promise to you. Our online courses are specially designed for the online environment so that you can learn efficiently and enjoyably. We have a whole school behind the scenes to support your learning.

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July 2020 Communication

In line with the easing of self-isolating and social distancing restrictions by the state and federal Governments, we are pleased to share that we have now successfully completed our staggered plan for our students to return to school.

Classes in IH Sydney, IH Bondi and IH Darwin are back on campus, 5 days per week.

Due to the recent outbreak in Victoria, IH Melbourne classes are online and will remain online until further notice. This situation is closely monitored and we are hopeful classes will resume soon.

Please note the following measures remain in place to ensure the safety of all our employees and students:

  • Daily temperature check on arrival.
  • 1.5 meter distancing at all times.
  • Hand sanitiser and hand soap available throughout campuses.
  • Controlled use of the common areas

If you are feeling unwell, or have any of the symptoms recognised for COVID-19:

  • Please do not come to school. Contact the Director of Studies or your teacher immediately and stay at home.
  • If you have fever (37.5 ° or higher)
  • cough
  • sore/scratchy throat
  • shortness of breath loss of smell or loss of taste

Get tested. You can find testing information from the following websites:

Return to school only when you feel healthy enough to be back in the campus . If you are waiting for a test result, ONLY return when you have received a negative result to your COVID test.

Melbourne Campus

Other Campuses

May 2020 Announcement

We are pleased to announce our staged plan to return to the classrooms:

Beginning Monday, 18 May, IH Darwin ELICOS will spend 2 days per week in the school and 3 days per week online.

Beginning Monday, 25 May, IH Sydney City, IH Sydney Bondi and IH Melbourne ELICOS will spend 1 day per week in the classroom and 4 days per week online.

Timetables will be shared directly with students.

Class start time and breaks will be staggered, with no more than 3 classes in a school at one time. Strict social distancing policies will be in place.

Until further notice, Teacher Training and Business College at IH will continue online.

Weekly, we will review the situation and our policy, with an intention to move to full time, classroom delivery by July, in accordance with the Federal Government and State governments 3 stage plan to return from COVID-19.

March 2020 Announcement

Monday, 23 March will be the last day that students, teachers and any administrative staff will have access to the campuses at IH Sydney City, IH Bondi and IH Melbourne.  As of Tuesday, 24 March, all classes – ELICOS, Teacher Training and ihBC – will be taught online.  All staff will be working from home.

In spite of the shutdown, we will continue to operate.  We will provide all of our classes online, as well as send and receive electronic communication to all of our staff, agents and students.  We will continue to process Letters of Offer and issue COEs.  Students can continue to enroll in our courses and study with us online and offshore, if they choose.

Student Communication

Student update 27 March 2020

Agent Communication

Agent update 27 March 2020

Agent update May 2020

Staff Communication

Staff update 27 March 2020