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COVID-19 ADVICE TO OUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY

Last reviewed: 20 January 2022
Last updated: 20 January 2022

 
Thank you all for your continued support and cooperation as we work together to keep our TAFE Queensland campuses safe.

SEMESTER ONE CLASSES TO START AS SCHEDULED

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, TAFE Queensland will start Semester One training delivery as scheduled.

For the first few weeks of the semester most of our training programs will move to online formats.
Some training programs will be offered face-to-face where safe to do so and to complete necessary practical training. These precautions will help to slow COVID-19 transmission in Queensland, minimise the risk to our staff and students, and ease any disruptions to our training delivery.

TAFE Queensland will continue our commitment to keeping our staff, students and communities safe over the coming weeks by following the Queensland Health directions (including mandatory mask wearing).

Thank you all for your continued support and cooperation as we work together to keep our TAFE Queensland campuses safe.

 

STUDENTS

We look forward to you starting your studies with us as scheduled.

If there are changes to the way your course will be delivered over the next few weeks a TAFE Queensland representative will be in contact with you closer to your scheduled start date.

Keeping you safe when you study at TAFE Queensland is our top priority. For more information about our training delivery and health and safety advice in response to the current COVID-19 situation, please continue reading below, contact your teacher directly or call our COVID-19 Hotline on (07) 3307 4789.

 

EMPLOYERS

We know how important it is that your apprentice or trainee is progressing through their training. To give you certainty and enable your own operational planning, we will be delivering face-to-face training where it is safe to do so along with moving some training to online formats as appropriate.

If there are any changes to our training delivery that will impact your apprentice or trainee, a TAFE Queensland representative will be in contact with you closer to their scheduled start date. Conversely, please contact TAFE Queensland immediately if your apprentice or trainee is unable to attend their training as planned.

 

MANDATORY MASK WEARING 

Effective from 2 January 2022 you must wear a mask in all indoor spaces including at TAFE Queensland where it is safe to do so. There are some exemptions. In instances where you are unable or it is unsafe to wear a mask, you are strongly encouraged to consider a face shield, and maintain physical distancing.

 

PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS

  • Get tested and stay home when sick – if unwell, even with only very mild symptoms, it’s extremely important to get tested and stay at home until you get the results
  • Use the Check in Qld app on arrival at TAFE Queensland, and at each building as you move around campuses
  • Keep your distance from each other
  • Practise good hand hygiene.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONFIRMED CASES AND CLOSE CONTACTS

In line with new national guidelines, from 12:00am on Friday 31 December 2021, the following changes to the requirements for confirmed cases and close, casual and low risk contact have come into effect:

 

Vocational placements requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID

 
 
 

PLEASE CHECK IN AT TAFE QUEENSLAND

From 1am Friday 9 July, the Check In Qld app is mandatory for businesses across a range of sectors, including TAFE Queensland.

The Check In Qld app is a safe, secure and convenient way to support the Queensland Government’s contact tracing efforts.

Students, staff, contractors, and visitors must check-in at TAFE Queensland. The easiest way to check-in is to use the Check In Qld app and scan the QR code on arrival before starting class or work each day. QR codes are conveniently located at venue entry points.

Some blocks, venues and on-campus services (such as restaurants, gyms, live salons, cafes and auditoriums) on our campuses have their own unique QR codes which you or our students will be required to scan before entering.

Your details will be stored securely by the Queensland Government for contact tracing only (if required). TAFE Queensland will not have access to this information, nor will any third parties.

How to check in at your TAFE Queensland campus

Please click on the video above to view our check in instructions. 

 

On-campus information for foreign language students

If you are having trouble with check-in using your phone's camera, you can enter the 6-digit code located on the QR code poster.

Under the current Queensland Health COVID-19 directive, some of our facilities, for example the auditoriums in our Brisbane campuses, are required to have allocated seating. Please follow the venue instructions at all locations for seating.

 

While you are required to check-in for contact tracing purposes, you don’t need to do this using the app. For students and employees who don’t have a smartphone or aren’t comfortable downloading apps, we can take your details using another method. Please speak with your teacher or a staff member at your location, or ask a friend to add you to their check-in.

One of our employees or an employee of an on-campus service may ask to see confirmation of your check-in. If asked, you are required to show evidence of check-in. If you used the app, simply present your check-in confirmation screen. If you didn’t use the app, you should present a copy of the manual check-in confirmation or from your friend’s.

Further detail of the businesses and activities that are now required to use the Check In Qld app is included in Queensland Health’s Restrictions on Business, Activities and Undertakings Direction.

Recording your check-in information when you attend a TAFE Queensland campus, or access a unique on-campus facility or service is the most important information to enable the Queensland Government’s contact tracers to focus on their investigation. Recording a check-out time is not a requirement.

For more information about the app, how to download the app on iOS or Android devices, and it’s functionality please visit the Queensland Government website.

Complaints and feedback about the Check In Qld app can be submitted online at www.complaints.services.qld.gov.au or by calling 134 COVID (13 42 68).

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BORDER CONTROL MEASURES

For information and updates on Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 outbreak please visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONFIRMED CASES AND CLOSE CONTACTS

In line with new national guidelines, from 12:00am on Friday 31 December 2021, the following changes to the requirements for confirmed cases and close, casual and low risk contact have come into effect:

Casual contacts who have been potentially exposed to a case but who are at lower risk of infection must monitor for symptoms and take a PCR test if symptoms occur.

 

STAYING INFORMED 

Safety and wellbeing is TAFE Queensland’s top priority and we will continue to follow the advice provided by Queensland Health, who is leading the State Government’s response to COVID-19.

Please make sure you stay up-to-date with reliable sources, such as:

 

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