COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Information
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South West TAFE campuses have now re-opened to fully vaccinated staff and students.

We will strive to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all students while supporting you to complete your qualification. 

South West TAFE places a high priority on the health and safety of all of our students and staff, and vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others in our community.

Mandatory vaccination requirements for all Students on South West TAFE campuses

The Victorian Government have confirmed, from 6pm 29 October 2021, that all SWTAFE students attending a campus will be required to be fully vaccinated to attend onsite learning at SWTAFE, or a student placement.

In following the new Government protocols, all staff, students and visitors over the age of 16 who cannot provide the required vaccination evidence will not be allowed on site at any campuses. COVID Marshals will be circulating at SWTAFE campuses and may ask to see your vaccination status.

This vaccination requirement does not apply to secondary school students undertaking courses at TAFEs or attending for exams. This includes VCE, VCAL and VETDSS delivery.

What information do students need to now provide to SWTAFE?

To ensure SWTAFE complies with the new regulations, all on-campus students are required to submit a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record to SWTAFE prior to coming on-site for any classes.

If you will be attending classes on campus, you are required to submit:

  • your COVID-19 digital certificate, or
  • your Immunisation history statement demonstrating your vaccination or
  • a certificate from your doctor outlining a medical exemption from vaccination.


How to access your COVID-19 vaccination record

You can access your COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement by logging into your MyGov account and ensuring your health services are linked. You can then access this information in the History and statements section of the Medicare services

Please note: all medical information submitted by you will be stored by SWTAFE in accordance with the relevant privacy legislation. SWTAFE will only collect, hold and disclose Vaccination Information as necessary to comply with its obligations under the Mandatory Vaccination Directions issued by the Chief Health Officer under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act.

How do students provide their vaccination information to SWTAFE?

Before you attend a SWTAFE campus you will need to provide evidence of vaccination via one of the three following ways:

Option 1.
Upload evidence of your vaccination here.

Option 2.
If you don’t wish to upload you can confidentially email your vaccination evidence to studentinfo@swtafe.edu.au

Option 3.
Attend your nearest campus and register your vaccination information with one of our team members. You can register at the following sites at each campus:

  • Warrnambool Campus – Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Portland Campus – Customer Service
  • Hamilton Campus – Customer Service
  • Sherwood Park – Customer Service
  • Glenormiston – Customer Service
  • Industry Skills Centre, Warrnambool

Mask Wearing

  • Is mandatory indoors
  • Only required outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained

Prior to attending any of our campuses, everyone must ensure they comply with the following:

  • You are NOT a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • You do NOT have any COVID-19 related symptoms
  • You are NOT awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
  • You are NOT currently quarantining as a primary close contact
  • You ARE wearing a properly fitted face mask (in line with Public Health Advice)

*Lawful reasons for not wearing a face mask apply. 

We thank you for helping keep our community safe. If you have any queries please contact our team on 1300 648 911 or via learn@swtafe.edu.au.

Reporting a COVID-19 case to SWTAFE

If you are a student or staff member of SWTAFE and need to report a positive COVID case, please immediately contact Andrew Long.

During business hours:
Call 5564 8821 or email incidentresponseteam@swtafe.edu.au

After hours:
Contact 0418 363 956 

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