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

Thursday, 17 September 2020.

  • TasTAFE campuses and training facilities are open for on-campus learning..
  • TasTAFE libraries are open across the state for borrowing, browsing and returning books, as well as for booking study spaces and using the library computers. Book a computer or study space online through the library website https://library.tastafe.tas.edu.au.
  • Common areas on campus – including student lounges and common rooms – are open (subject to students observing social distancing requirements).
  • All onsite cafes and cafeterias are now open.
  • TasTAFE student accommodation (student residences at Alanvale and Clarence campuses) are open.
  • Drysdale restaurants are open in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.
  • TasTAFE Hair and Beauty activities and other similar services are now open, subject to social distancing requirements.
  • Do not come onto a TasTAFE campus if you are unwell.

Campus and training facility update

  • TasTAFE co-located facilities with the University of Tasmania in Hunter Street (Hobart) and Inveresk (Launceston) are not yet open.
  • TasTAFE's Launceston City Campus is now closed and all students have moved to Alanvale with the exception of nursing students in Wellington Square who will move to Alanvale later in the year.

At a glance

  • Keeping you safe: TasTAFE has a COVIDSafety Plan in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of all students and staff on campus – which includes considerations for maximum room capacities, social distancing requirements and cleaning of shared equipment.
  • Contract tracing: in the event we have a COVID incident onsite, we will need to undertake contact tracing for all people who were on that campus or training facility.
  • Student attendance: from Monday, 20 July 2020, you will need to register your physical attendance each day you are on campus. In the next couple of weeks, a new ‘attendance kiosk’ machine will be installed at the entrance of each major TasTAFE campus. You will need to sign in at the attendance kiosk with your Student ID card, or manually via the touch screen if you don’t have a Student ID card. If there is no attendance kiosk installed on your campus, your teacher will take your attendance in-class.Do not go to Client Services to sign in.
  • Library attendance: TasTAFE libraries are open for students who have computer or study space bookings, and for click and collect only. Library staff will manage attendance records for these areas.
  • Visitor attendance: all other visitors (who are not staff or students onsite for scheduled classes) must sign in through Client Services.
  • Client Services offices: from 10 August 2020, opening hours across the state will change to: Monday – Wednesday (8:30am – 4:30pm), Thursdays (10:00am – 5:00pm), and Fridays (8:30am – 4:00pm).
  • Cash payments: are no longer accepted. If you wish to pay your invoice in cash, you will need to go to a Service Tasmania or a Westpac branch and pay directly to our bank account, or pay by credit card, EFTPOS, cheque or online via BPay or Direct Credit. All other transactions will also need to be made by EFTPOS.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms.
  • If you are feeling sick, you must let your teacher know.
  • Do not come onto a TasTAFE campus if you are unwell.

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Resources

A list of useful resources are available from the Tasmanian Government's coronavirus website.