CHC is concerned about your personal safety and you should be too! Most students consider Australia a safe place. However, when you are in a new environment, it can be hard to judge where and when it is safe.
CHC campus is like any community and as with any community, there are risks. Therefore, you should use common sense to ensure your safety both at CHC and in Brisbane generally. This means that you should:
- Keep yourself and others safe and follow directions
- Report all incidents and suspicious behaviour to the Safe Zone Staff, no matter how minor.
- Exercise care, especially at night.
- Avoid dark and lonely places both in Brisbane and at CHC.
- Travel with friends, leave together and don’t hang around at night after classes have finished.
- Ask for assistance.
Make sure you know where the “Safe Zone” is on campus. The Safe Zone is the Library. The CHC emergency contact number is 0428 078 935 during campus hours. The number to call police, fire and ambulance in the case of an emergency is 000.
Safety habits on campus
Taking charge of your own safety involves building habits into your routine while on campus. Get to know your campus as soon as you can, and work out the best way for yourself to travel to and from the campus, your transport and buildings.
Walking around campus:
- be alert and walk purposefully
- avoid walking alone at night by travelling with a friend
- use the preferred paths map to find well-lit walkways to use at night
Taking public transport:
know your timetables to avoid long waits at the stops by yourself
stay in open, populated areas in full view of bus.
Parking on campus:
- make sure your vehicle is locked
- park in well-lit areas as close to your destination as possible
- move your car closer when you plan on being on campus after dark.
- never leave valuables where someone can see them
- never put personal identification on your keyring.