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Health advice: COVID-19

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.

Last updated: 27 June 2022

Students

If there are changes to the way your course will be delivered, a TAFE Queensland representative will be in contact with you. Students will not be disadvantaged if you are impacted by COVID-19.

TAFE at School

If there are changes to the way your course will be delivered, your local TAFE at School Team will be in contact with you and your school. No student will be disadvanted if impacted by the pandemic.

Employers

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. Conversely, please contact TAFE Queensland immediately if your apprentice or trainee is unable to attend their training as planned.

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.
  • Keep your distance from each other.
  • Practise good hand hygiene.

Requirements for confirmed cases and close contacts

For confirmed cases, visit the Queensland Health website for information about isolating.

As of 6 May 2022, close contacts should undertake a RAT or PCR test as soon as possible. Those who have or develop COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home until they no longer have symptoms. 

All close contacts will need to wear masks outside their home for 7 days from the last time someone in the household tested positive for COVID-19. If a close contact is leaving home, it is recommended that they undertake regular testing (such as on day 0, 2, 4, 6).

You are a close contact if you have been with a person that has tested positive for COVID-19 for more than four hours in a house or other accommodation, a care facility or similar (this does not include the workplace).

 

Keeping our campuses COVID safe

Campuses are undergoing daily deep cleans of high-touch surfaces, we’re conducting regular touch-point cleaning on flat surfaces, and we’ve provided sanitation products for students to clean equipment before and after use. So next time you see our facilities or cleaning staff, say thanks for keeping us COVID safe.

Vocational placements requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID

As of 1am Thursday 30 June, COVID-19 vaccination requirements across a range of high-risk settings will ease. Decisions regarding required vaccinations return to individual employers for workers in: 

  • Schools, early childhood education, outside school care, kindergartens, family day care
  • Prisons, community corrections, work camps
  • Police watch houses
  • Youth detention centres
  • Airports

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate remains in place for workers in health care, hospitals, aged care and disability care.

Refer to your placement provider/employer regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements. 

If your placement occurs in a health care, hospital, aged care or disability care setting, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For all other placements, refer to your placement provider/employer regarding vaccination requirements. 

Refer to your placement provider/employer regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements. 

Refer to your placement provider/employer regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements. 
 

Keeping our campuses COVID safe

Campuses are undergoing daily deep cleans of high-touch surfaces, we’re conducting regular touch-point cleaning on flat surfaces, and we’ve provided sanitation products for students to clean equipment before and after use. So next time you see our facilities or cleaning staff, say thanks for keeping us COVID safe.

Check in and vaccination requirements

From 1am Thursday 30 June, COVID-19 vaccination requirements across a range of categories eased again.

Vaccination requirements will continue for workers in high-risk settings including health care, hospitals, aged care and disability care. This may also include some student clinical and vocational placements.   

Information for foreign language students

Check in FAQs

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.

Close contact exposure

Under the new arrangements, from 28 April 2022 close contacts who have symptoms of COVID-19 will continue to be required to test and to isolate until these symptoms resolve, even if they return a negative RAT result.

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:

 

 

Media enquiries

If you need to speak with our media team, please get in touch with us.