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COVID-19 Student Update

/ Coronavirus Student Updates
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).

All campuses will close during the lockdown period. SWTAFE will transition to working from home and remote learning.

Tomorrow will be a student-free day while staff prepare and plan for next week's classes. If you have a virtual class tomorrow, this will still go ahead.

Disability services at the Warrnambool campus will remain open.

Student support

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.  

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

We will provide you with an update at 2pm tomorrow (Friday 16 July) to what this lockdown means for classes next week.

Stay safe.

Best regards,
Mark Fidge
CEO