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COVID-19 Student Update

/ Coronavirus Student Updates
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.

What this means for SWTAFE students

Restrictions on campus remain the same:

  • A return to the classroom for students is dependent on the course – and we have listed an update below outlining those that will remain off-site as virtual classrooms, and those that are now returning to campus (this is in addition to those courses that returned to campus this week)
  • 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

What this means for SWTAFE courses

Courses returning to campus

Most courses have now returned to campus (as per the last COVID update on 3 June), however the following courses (that reverted to virtual classes during restrictions) will now return to the normal scheduled timetable (and campus locations) from the week commencing 14 June 2021

  • Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Early Childhood Education and Care courses

Courses remaining off campus

The following courses will remain as virtual classes as per the scheduled timetable for next week (week commencing 14 June), we will provide another update for the following week(s).

  • 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)
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Diploma of Conservation and Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Education Support courses
  • Sport and Recreation courses
  • Certificate III in Business (trainees)

Thank you

Thank you again for your ongoing commitment to your studies as we meet the changes that lockdowns present to us all.

We will continue to be guided by the Victorian Government in regard to when we will resume full on-campus operations and will keep you informed immediately of any changes.

Best regards,
Mark Fidge
CEO