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COVID-19 Student Update

/ Coronavirus Student Updates
Yesterday, the Victorian Government announced an easing of lockdown restrictions in regional Victoria from 11.59 pm tonight.

What this means for SWTAFE students

We plan to start resuming business operations on-site from tomorrow Friday 4 June, and will be following the new directives under the revised regional Victoria restrictions:

  • A return to the classroom will be dependent on the course. We have listed these below outlining those that will remain off-site as virtual classrooms, and those that are returning to campus
  • When attending any campus, masks must be worn indoors by all. Face masks must be fitted covering both your nose and mouth, a fitted snood or gaiter can be worn if it covers both your nose and mouth.
  • The QR code sign-in/sign-out process remains in place for students and visitors
    Contact tracing is critical to the control of outbreaks so we remind all students to ensure daily adherence to this important process
  • There are still some restrictions in the cafeteria and public areas – please be mindful of social distancing and continue with good hand hygiene

Only these courses will be returning on-campus, from tomorrow Friday 4 June

The following classes will resume on-campus as per the scheduled timetable from tomorrow Friday 4 June:

  • VCAL- all campuses
  • Certificate in General Education for Adults
  • Foundation Disability classes

Only these courses will be returning on-campus, from Monday 7 June

The following classes will resume on-campus as scheduled timetable from Monday 7 June. Note this means where your scheduled classes are on-campus they return on-campus, and those that you study in a virtual classroom continue that way:

  • Pure Academy - all courses
  • Certificate II in Building & Construction (VET DSS)
  • Certificate II in Building & Construction (Pre-apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Certificate II in Furniture Making
  • Certificate III in Cabinet Making
  • Certificate II in Engineering Studies (VET DSS)
  • Certificate II in Engineering
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (VET DSS)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational)
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
  • Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (VET DSS)
  • Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
  • Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III in Plumbing
  • Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
  • All school-based apprentices and trainees
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Certificate IV in Disability Support
  • Certificate II in Community Services (VET DSS years 1 & 2 and school-based trainees)
  • Certificate III in Community Services
  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Certificate IV in Wool Classing
  • Certificate II in Agriculture
  • Certificate III in Agriculture
  • Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) - Colac and Noorat
  • Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • Diploma of Agriculture
  • Certificate II in Horticulture (Sherwood and Hamilton)
  • Certificate III in Horticulture
  • Certificate III in Landscape Construction
  • Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
  • Certificate III in Production Nursery
  • Certificate II in Horticulture (Ballarat)
  • Certificate III in Bread Baking
  • Certificate III in Baking
  • Certificate III in Cake and Pastry
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (apprentices and on-campus)
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
  • Certificate II & III in Meat Processing (Food Services)
  • Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)
  • Certificate III in Information Technology
  • Certificate III in Information Technology (VET DSS)
  • Certificate III in Tourism
  • Short course – Elevated Work Platform (Industry Skills Centre)
  • Short course - Licence to Operate Forklift (Hamilton Campus)
  • Diploma of Tourism
  • English Language Skills
  • Visual arts - all courses
  • All VET DSS classes attending a TAFE campus are resuming as per schedule

The following courses will remain as virtual classrooms next week

The following courses will remain as virtual classes as per the scheduled timetable for next week, we will provide an update next week for plans for week commencing 14 June:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • Certificate III in Surface Preparation
  • Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
  • Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
  • Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal)
  • Diploma of Conservation and Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Education Support courses
  • Sport and Recreation courses
  • Early Childhood Education and Care courses
  • Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Certificate III in Business (trainees)

Next steps

We will continue to be guided by the Victorian Government in regard to when we will resume full on-campus operations and provide prompt updates to you all.

Thank you again for your continued ability to adjust accordingly as we navigate operationally during this pandemic.

Best regards,
Mark Fidge
CEO