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COVID-19 Student Update 21

/ Coronavirus Student Updates
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).

All campuses will close during the lockdown period and SWTAFE will transition to working from home/remote learning (to commence tomorrow).

What this means for SWTAFE students

Students will shift to virtual classrooms as per timetable except for the following classes:

Classes will be cancelled next week for the following courses:

  • EAL
  • Agriculture and horticulture
  • Disability
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Building
  • Engineering
  • Automotive
  • Cabinet making
  • Maritime
  • Civil construction
  • Engineering
  • Short courses

While these classes are cancelled we encourage all students to continue on with their studies during the closure period where possible.

There will be no classes on campus next week for the following:

  • VET DSS
  • VCAL
  • General education
  • Commercial cookery
  • Hospitality
  • Conservation and land management
  • Arts

Teachers will set up the students today with work that will enable them to do self-directed study next week.

Student support - there's lots of help!

A Study from Home Guide has been prepared to assist students. The guide provides a raft of info and FAQs. This can be accessed via the SWTAFE website on the Services and Support page. Plus, we have a dedicated Student Helpline for ICT where students can get help with connectivity. Please call 5564 8854.

You can now find the SWTAFE Student Hub on the SWTAFE website. Here you can find support documents and utilities like Password Reset while studying from home. The link is students.swtafe.edu.au

Our student wellbeing team are here to help

Our Student Wellbeing team are available to assist all students and are always happy to chat.

The adjustment from on-site at SWTAFE to study at home can be a challenge and we can help to talk through this transition, or anything else we can help with. We encourage you to get in touch with any of our team members if you feel you need some assistance.

Glenn McKenzie - Student Wellbeing Officer
5564 8840 | 0478 332 289 | glenn.mckenzie@swtafe.edu.au

Jasmine Wyllie - Student Wellbeing Officer
0481 916 092 | jasmine.wyllie@swtafe.edu.au

Lucy Whelan - Student Wellbeing Officer
5564 8830 | 0435 301 402 | lucy.whelan@swtafe.edu.au

Bryan Amarant - Manager, Student Services
5564 8861 | 0403 390 480 | bryan.amarant@swtafe.edu.au

Jonathon Campbell – Koorie Liaison Officer
0434 854 036 | jonathon.campbell@swtafe.edu

The Disability Services team are here to continue to support you through your studies, developing individualised support plans targeted to your delivery modes. We can support you to explore online tutoring sessions, negotiation of reasonable adjustments, accessibility and more. Our team can be contacted on 5564 8720 or via Disability.support@swtafe.edu.au

Have any questions?

During next week you can still contact SWTAFE via 1300 648 911 and one of our team will be able to assist or direct you to the help you may need.

If there are important questions that you don’t feel are being answered please let us know via incident.response@swtafe.edu.au

Next steps

In terms of the next steps, as always, we will be guided by the Victorian Government in regard to when we will resume on-campus operations (currently planned for Friday 4th June).

Stay safe.

Best regards,
Mark Fidge
CEO