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COVID-19 ADVICE TO OUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY

Last reviewed: 22 May 2020

Last updated: 22 May 2020

This page contains important information about COVID-19 and is applicable to TAFE Queensland staff, students and stakeholders.

 

TAFE Queensland has been continuing to implement a range of proactive measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 and to support our students in continuing their study.

We are continually evaluating our approaches to workplace health, safety and wellbeing issues for our staff and students based on advice provided by Queensland Health.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING UPDATE

The Queensland Government has released their Roadmap to Easing Queensland’s restrictions.  The roadmap provides clear guidance to individuals and business.

We have put a plan in place which complements the roadmap, and over the coming weeks and months we will be responding to the easing of restrictions after each COVID Safe checkpoint. This page contains details of how we will respond if Queensland successfully progress to each stage of the roadmap.

  • TAFE at School on-campus delivery for most programs recommences
  • Senior College on-campus delivery recommences
  • Upcoming events (originally postponed until end of May 2020) postponed until further notice
  • Apprentices and trainees, staged on-campus training recommencement
  • Online training continues for theory-based content
  • Where possible we will recommence on-campus café and restaurant services with seated dining for up to maximum 10 people (20 for outback) or 1 person per 4 square metres, whichever is fewer
  • Where possible we will recommence on-campus hair and beauty therapy, nail technology and therapeutic massage services (with risk management plan)
  • We will re-open our library services (book borrowing allowed)
  • Distancing measures will be 1 person per 4 square metres. Physical distancing measures remain in place for computer usage.
  • We will stage the recommencement of apprentice and trainee on-campus training
  • Our online training continues for theory-based content
  • Where possible we will open on-campus gyms for up to 20 people members of the public
  • Where possible we will re-open on-campus art galleries for up to 20 people
  • We will stage the recommencement of apprentice and trainee on-campus training
  • Online training continues for theory-based content
  • Semester 2, 2020 on-campus education and training delivery will recommence where practicable, which may include delivering theory online to reduce the need to come to campus
  • We will stage the recommencement of apprentice and trainee on-campus training
  • Our TAFE at School Trade Taster Program for Year 10 students recommences on-campus delivery

For all stages, we will be:

  • Conducting more regular and enhanced cleaning
  • Encouraging staff to download the COVIDSAFE app
  • Completing COVID Safe plans for hospitality and beauty industry public-facing services
  • Completing risk management plans
  • Promoting physical distancing, good hygiene and room capacities

If there is a change to your course as a result of an ease in restrictions at any stage, if you are a student, you will be contacted.

LATEST INFORMATION

TAFE Queensland is open, but we're doing some things differently. Most courses have moved to online delivery, physical distancing measures are in place on campus, and we will gradually bring back on-campus delivery if it is safe to do so. Our staff are working remotely and continue to provide services to students. On-campus libraries are open and library computers are available for use. Some on-campus services have also recommenced including food outlets and hair and beauty services. Events that are not delivery of education and training (including graduations) remain postponed until after May 2020.

 
WE’RE DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY ON CAMPUS
  • Students will be required to complete a wellness check before being admitted to any campus-based activities
  • Reduced class sizes or split them
  • Moved classes to bigger rooms where possible
  • Reduced the numbers of people on all of our campuses, by encouraging work from home, and online and digital delivery
  • Increased cleaning across our campuses
  • Increased the promotion of physical distancing and hygiene promotion
  • Made soap more readily available at handwashing stations.
 
 

INTERNATIONAL BORDER CONTROL MEASURES

The Australian Government has imposed a universal compulsory 14-day self-isolation measure for international arrivals.  International travellers arriving or returning to Australia from midnight Sunday, 15 March 2020, must self-isolate for 14 days.

For more information on self-isolation procedures, please visit the Queensland Health website.

 

CLOSE CONTACT EXPOSURE

If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, you are requested to self-isolate for 14 days following the last exposure.

 If you complete your full 14-day isolation follow the advice of Queensland Health.

 If you are a student and you took self-isolation precautions please contact us on 1300 308 233 to discuss returning to class.

 

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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