Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) – student and staff updates

All TasTAFE staff and students are asked to refer to this page for any impacts to TasTAFE training facilities as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Current impacts to TasTAFE training facilities

10.55am: Wednesday, 24 June 2020. 

  • Courses are being delivered in the online environment or by distance learning - unless you are otherwise notified by your teacher.
  • All students are asked to complete a Campus Access Form when coming into campus for a scheduled applied learning small group session or to use a pre-booked campus computer (first time only). Forms need to be completed and provided to your teacher (or TasTAFE librarian), or you can complete the form onsite.
  • All contractors and visitors must also complete a Campus Access Form and sign in via the attendance register at Client Services or Facilities Offices when coming onto campus.
  • Do not come into campus unless you have been invited to attend a timetabled small group session or have pre-booked a computer to use on campus at one of our campus libraries.
  • Students who have been invited to come onto campus for the purpose of attending a timetabled practical small group session must undertake practical sessions in the region in which they reside. Travelling between regions is not permitted.
  • Do not come into campus if you are unwell.

Campus and training facility update

TasTAFE campuses and training facilities are open for students participating in a timetabled small group session or for those who have pre-booked a computer to use onsite at one of our TasTAFE libraries.

Closed until further notice:

  • Freer Farm Training Facility - Burnie
  • Hunter Street Training Facility - Hobart (co-located with the University of Tasmania)
  • Inveresk Training Facility - Launceston (co-located with the University of Tasmania)
  • Launceston Campus - Wellington Street, Launceston

At a glance

  • Restricted entry - TasTAFE campuses and training facilities are open for the purpose of attending scheduled small groups and prac sessions only, or using pre-booked computer resources. Students should attend scheduled sessions as instructed by their teachers and then leave the campus immediately.
  • Coming on to campuses/training facilities - from Monday, 11 May, all students are asked to complete a Campus Access Form when coming into campus for a scheduled applied learning small group session or to use a pre-booked campus computer (first time only). Forms need to be completed and provided to your teacher (or TasTAFE librarian), or you can complete the form onsite. All contractors and visitors must also complete a Campus Access Form and sign in via the attendance register at Client Services or Facilities Offices when coming onto campus.
  • Client Services offices across the state are now closed for on-campus services and face-to-face payments. Staff are available to provide support, assistance and take payments over the phone and via email - please call 1300 655 307 or email info@tastafe.tas.edu.au.
  • TasTAFE libraries are closed until further notice except to allow students to access pre-booked campus computers for study or online learning purposes.
  • Common areas on campus - including student lounges and common rooms - are closed until further notice.
  • All onsite cafes and cafeterias will cease operations by Friday, 3 April 2020 until further notice.
  • TasTAFE student accommodation (student residences at Alanvale and Clarence campuses) are open only for those students with no alternative accommodation in Tasmania (e.g. International Students).
  • Increased fee flexibility - a range of updates are being made to course payments to ensure students can continue to study throughout the coronavirus period. Measures include waiving the requirements for up-front deposits and extending payment terms, as well as ceasing automatic withdrawals and debt collection activities. Payment plans are available to all students on request, including Diplomas (where VET Student Loans are not available).
  • Drysdale restaurant operations, Hair and Beauty salon activities and other similar services have been suspended until further notice.

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