South West TAFE coronavirus updates

The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and communities is our number one priority. We continue to remain vigilant to the potential risk to our staff, students and community and the Department of Education and Training (DET) is providing daily updates to all TAFEs in this rapidly evolving situation.
Covid-19 Student Update
25 Nov 2021
We welcome the further easing of COVID restrictions as Victoria achieves the 90% double-dose vaccination milestone. We have actively reviewed our COVIDSafe protocols at SWTAFE and continue to take a precautionary approach in prioritising the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and their families.
COVID-19 Student Update
29 Oct 2021
We’re looking forward to having our students back on campus and we have some important information to share to ensure that happens smoothly.
COVID-19 Student Update
1 Oct 2021
SWTAFE business operations continue in line with current Victorian Government restrictions for the Higher Education sector.
COVID-19 Student Update
27 Sep 2021
I am sure most of you will be aware of the list of local exposure sites announced over the last few days as a result of a COVID positive visitor from regional Victoria.
COVID-19 Student Update
23 Sep 2021
In our vigilance to remain COVIDSafe, we are writing to advise you of a COVID-19 case in Hamilton and provide an update on how this may impact SWTAFE.
COVID-19 Student Update
21 Aug 2021
Today the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that regional Victoria will move to the same COVID restrictions as metro Melbourne (except for the curfew) from 1.00pm today until 11.59pm Thursday 2 September. Whilst this disruption is disappointing, I have confidence in our community’s capacity to adapt once again, as required.
COVID-19 Student Update
9 Aug 2021
We welcome the news delivered by the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today, that the lockdown in regional Victoria will end at 11.59pm tonight.
COVID-19 Student Update
5 Aug 2021
This afternoon the Victorian Government announced that the whole of Victoria will move to a seven-day lockdown from 8.00 tonight (until 11.59pm Thursday 12 August).
COVID-19 Student Update
27 Jul 2021
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has this morning announced that a range of restrictions will ease across Victoria from midnight tonight, and the following now applies for the next two weeks:
COVID-19 Student Update
20 Jul 2021
Further to our update on Friday, today the Victorian Government announced a seven day extension of the stage-four lockdown across the State, until 11.59pm Tuesday 27 July.
COVID-19 Student Update
16 Jul 2021
Yesterday afternoon the Victorian Government announced that the whole of Victoria would move to a lockdown from 11.59pm last night (until 11.59pm 20 July).
COVID-19 Student Update
15 Jul 2021
This evening the Victorian Government announced that the whole of Victoria will move to a five-day lockdown from 11.59pm tonight (until 11.59pm Tuesday 20 July).
COVID-19 Student Update
10 Jun 2021
The Victorian Government has announced an easing of lockdown restrictions in regional Victoria from 11.59 pm tonight. While the changes allow for more freedom in our home environment, there are no significant changes for SWTAFE at the present time.
COVID-19 Student Update
3 Jun 2021
Yesterday, the Victorian Government announced an easing of lockdown restrictions in regional Victoria from 11.59 pm tonight.
COVID-19 Student Update 21
27 May 2021
This morning the Victorian Government announced that the whole of Victoria will move to a lockdown from 11.59pm tonight (until 11.59pm 3rd June).
COVID-19 Student Update 20
17 Feb 2021
We welcome the good news received with this morning’s announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews, from 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February 2021 Victoria returns to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions with some revised conditions.
COVID-19 Student Update 19
12 Feb 2021
With this afternoon’s announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews of a 5-day Stage 4 lockdown across Victoria, SWTAFE needs to respond accordingly to these restrictions that commence at 11.59pm tonight.
COVID-19 Student Update 18
9 Dec 2020
It has been so reassuring to see life returning to something more normal as we move to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions announced by the Victorian Government on Sunday 6 December.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 17
18 Nov 2020
As more restrictions ease across Victoria, we continue to work to ensure that SWTAFE remains as COVIDSafe as can be.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 16
5 Oct 2020
As term four is about to begin we want to welcome all of our new and returning students.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 15
16 Sep 2020
The Premier Daniel Andrews has announced an easing of restrictions for regional Victoria which sees us move from ‘Second Step’ to ‘Third Step’ restrictions.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 14
18 Aug 2020
We are now almost two weeks into the Stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria, which I thought was good timing to remind everyone of how we can all keep keeping COVID SAFE at SWTAFE.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 13
6 Aug 2020
As you would be aware, on Sunday 2 August, The Victorian Government made a series of significant announcements in line with advice from the Chief Health Officer about restrictions in Victoria to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 12
31 Jul 2020
This week we again see changes to our working and living environment. However, the precautionary measures that have been put in place by the Victorian Government will assist us all to remain safer and reduce the risk of COVID-19 within our region.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 11
9 Jul 2020
As term three is about to begin we want to welcome all of our new and returning students.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 10
24 Jun 2020
The last few months have been like no other time. Adapting to the evolving demands of the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged, stretched and galvanised our learning community in new and unpredictable ways. From the rapid reimagining of remote learning and to new COVID-19 processes and protocols that have kept our campuses safe. Your readiness and willingness to tackle these challenges as students has been fantastic.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 9
29 May 2020
A brief update today, with only minor changes in our remote study mode of operations.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 8
1 May 2020
We remain cautiously optimistic about the slowing spread of COVID-19 in Victoria and continue to prioritise the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students and staff as we endeavour to provide the very best remote learning opportunities we can during this challenging time.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 7
17 Apr 2020
Welcome back to Term 2 at SWTAFE! For those of you who have started back, I hope you are settling into the new mode of study from home.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 6
8 Apr 2020
The latest information on what SWTAFE is doing to prepare for students to resume studies in Term 2 on 14th April, 2020.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 5
23 Mar 2020
The developments that have occurred over the last 24 hours, as a result of State and Federal Government announcements, will no doubt be on many people’s minds. I write to update you on how this looks for SWTAFE.
SWTAFE continues to operate
23 Mar 2020
South West TAFE student holidays will be brought forward to now commence on the evening of Tuesday 24th March instead of Friday 27th March (or as soon as practical for any students undertaking exams).
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 4
19 Mar 2020
We are a community here at SWTAFE and this is a challenging time for us all. It is now several days into this critical response to COVID-19 virus and I would like to share with you the latest information.
Business as usual at South West TAFE
19 Mar 2020
South West TAFE, along with all TAFEs across Victoria, is continuing to operate as usual but is closely monitoring the COVID-19 crisis and liaising daily with Department of Education and Training (DET) who will provide directive to all TAFEs and schools in regard to our future operations.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 3
17 Mar 2020
Over the past week there have been continuing developments of the spread of the coronavirus across Australia and therefore it is timely to remind you about several appropriate preventative measures.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 2
13 Mar 2020
Over the past week there have been continuing developments of the spread of the coronavirus across Australia and therefore it is timely to remind you about several appropriate preventative measures.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Student Update 1
10 Feb 2020
As you are aware, Australian and international authorities are currently dealing with an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, in China.