Urgent Updates - 2021

COVID-19 Updates: restrictions put in place by the NSW Government may affect some TAFE NSW students.

Anyone who attends a TAFE NSW campus must:

  • Wear a mask, including in classrooms and libraries. There are lawful reasons for not wearing a mask. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, you will need to carry documentation such as a medical certificate, letter from your health practitioner or disability support provider, or a statutory declaration. You may be asked to show this documentation.
  • Check-in using the Service NSW QR code; and 
  • Observe social distancing. 

Please stay at home if you are unwell.

More information about the NSW Public Health Order and other restrictions is available on the NSW Government COVID-19 site

Students in the Greater Sydney area, including Wollongong, Shellharbour, Blue Mountains, and Central Coast

On 23 July 2021, the NSW Government announced additional COVID-19 restrictions that may affect students living in the Greater Sydney area (including Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong, and Shellharbour).

Students who live in the five identified LGAs (Cumberland, Blacktown, Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, and Liverpool) and study at any TAFE NSW campuses:

  • You will need to study from home.
  • You may not travel to a campus outside of your Local Government Area.
  • Childcare centres at Blacktown, Mount Druitt, Wetherill Park and Bankstown remain open to provide a service to essential workers. 
  • The childcare centre at Granville will be closed.
  • Libraries and computer rooms at Granville, Lidcombe, Mt Druitt, Blacktown, Nirimba, Wetherill Park, Bankstown, Liverpool, Padstow, and Miller campuses will be closed until at least 30 July.
  • Customer Support, Disability Support, and Counselling Services at Wetherill Park, Bankstown, Liverpool, Padstow, and Miller campuses will move to virtual delivery.

Students who live outside the five identified LGAs (Cumberland, Blacktown, Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, and Liverpool) but usually study at either Granville, Lidcombe, Mt Druitt, Blacktown, Nirimba, Wetherill Park, Bankstown, Liverpool, Padstow, or Miller campuses:

  • Should not travel to Granville, Lidcombe, Mt Druitt, Blacktown, Nirimba, Wetherill Park, Bankstown, Liverpool, Padstow, and Miller at this time.
  • May access technology, libraries, or computer rooms at another campus within the Greater Sydney area.

As education is an essential service, all other TAFE NSW campuses located in Greater Sydney will remain open:

  • Students who live within Greater Sydney should not travel beyond the Greater Sydney area for TAFE NSW study during this time. This direction is in place until further notice.
  • Critical support services will remain operational at all other campuses in the Greater Sydney area, including childcare centres, student services and support, contact centres, and security. Students are encouraged to access these services virtually, where possible. 
  • Libraries will be closed to the general public but will be open to support students. Computer rooms will also remain open for students who need to access technology to participate in virtual classes or complete assignments. 

Anyone who attends a TAFE NSW campus must:

  • wear a mask, including in office areas, or in outdoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained
  • check-in using the Service NSW QR code; and 
  • observe social distancing. 

Please stay at home if you are unwell.

More information about the NSW Public Health Order and other restrictions is available on the NSW Government COVID-19 site

Students in Orange

A stay-at-home order has been issued by the NSW Government for people who live in the Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council areas. This order is in place until at least 12:01 am Tuesday 28 July.  

As education is an essential service, TAFE NSW Orange will remain open to provide support services, but it will operate at a reduced capacity. Students are encouraged to access these support services virtually, where possible.

Learning arrangements

  • All classes at TAFE NSW Orange have been postponed for Wednesday 21 July. Your teacher will be in touch to update you on classes for Thursday onwards.  
  • Where possible, classes will move to virtual learning from Thursday 22 July.
  • Teachers will contact students with details of their revised learning program.

TAFE Digital students

There are no changes for students studying with TAFE Digital. If there are changes to practical and workplacement sessions, you will be contacted directly by your teaching section.

Resources:

Virtual Classrooms

Student Readiness