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COVID-19 update for TAFE

Students, staff and visitors are asked to refer to this page for the latest updates on North Regional TAFE’s facilities and training arrangements in response to COVID-19 developments.

Term 2:  Training resumed for Term 2 on Tuesday, 28 April with a focus on distance learning. Please visit our distance learning pages for more information.

NR TAFE Customer Service, Aboriginal and Disability Support Services remain open to students. Students are strongly encouraged to seek support over the phone by calling 1300 996 573 or emailing info@nrtafe.wa.edu.au wherever possible, particularly when making fee payments.

For the latest updates and measures in place to manage COVID-19, please visit the Australian Government and WA Government websites.

 

Campus and facility updates

Training has resumed for Term 2, with a focus on distance learning.

We continue to offer the following support for students:

  • Customer service support
  • Aboriginal Training Services support
  • Disability services

Students are strongly encouraged to seek support over the phone by calling 1300 996 573 or emailing info@nrtafe.wa.edu.au wherever possible, particularly when making fee payments.

All students, staff and visitors who come onto campus must adhere to the below restrictions.

Students, staff and visitors cannot attend NR TAFE if they have:

  • Appointments scheduled at a campus outside of their local Government boundary – applicable to Kimberley campuses
  • Been outside of the Kimberley region for reasons other than undertaking an 'essential' service in the past 14 days – applicable to Kimberley campuses
  • Travelled outside of their boundary region in the past 14 days
  • Returned to WA after travelling interstate in the past 14 days
  • Returned from any overseas travel in the past 14 days
  • Been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days

Students, staff and visitors who meet the above criteria must self-isolate for 14 days. Please refer to the Australian Government Department of Health isolation guidelines for further information.

A transition to distance learning

Our lecturers have been working to prepare for a transition to distance learning this term, with a focus on online delivery wherever possible. Distance learning is an approach that combines online learning materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional training methods. Please click here to find out more about distance learning.

Courses that were already delivered online are continuing as planned. In instances where we have moved to a distance learning model, your lecturer will work directly with you to ensure you can continue your training and assessment.

Training delivery scheduled in a face-to-face format continues to be rescheduled to accommodate a new and safer way of training. We will be looking to support all training through distance learning, and the way that we undertake our practical training and assessment is different too.

We continue to undertake risk assessments to ensure that our training and assessment applies social distancing and appropriate hygiene protocols to reduce the risk associated with COVID-19 transmission, and we are in contact with those affected to discuss the new ways that we can facilitate training.  

Measures to minimise risk at NR TAFE
  • NR TAFE's reception areas have been fitted with 1.5 metre markers to ensure all students, staff and guests are adhering to social distancing guidelines
  • We are committed to cleanliness, with all of our frontline staff completing frequent cleans of the front counters and regularly touched surfaces
  • We have increased our daily cleaning services to ensure all areas of our campuses are regularly disinfected
  • We are working with our canteen staff to ensure protocols around the safe handling and delivery of food services are being followed.
Minimising personal risk

The risk of COVID-19 transmission in Australia remains low; however the situation is evolving. WA residents should remain alert but not be alarmed.

  • Follow good hygiene practices such as washing your hands with soap, covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Practice social distancing. This means you should keep at least 1.5 metres between you and other in public places, and you should not shake hands or hug when greeting others.
  • Share the message with your peers - Good hygiene starts here

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If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or are concerned that you may have been in contact with someone who has, seek medical attention. Tell your doctor about your symptoms, travel history and any recent close contact with someone who has or may have Coronavirus.

Further information
Page last updated May 21, 2020