SWTAFE is committed to providing a safe environment for our staff, students, contractors and wider community. The information below reflects our current organisation protocols for business operations, as guided by the Victorian Government.
To keep our staff and students safe and limit the spread of COVID-19:
Students enrolled in the higher education, skills and training sector are no longer required to show evidence of having received COVID-19 vaccinations when attending class on campus.
However, vaccine requirements for placement and workplace training remain in place.
Students who are undertaking practical placement or relevant work-based training as part of their course must continue to follow the vaccination requirements set by the respective workplace. SWTAFE recommends students check with their employers regarding current vaccine mandates that apply to their sector.
The current vaccination requirements remain in place, with all staff working outside their ordinary place of residence required to be fully vaccinated, unless identified as an excepted person.
Those staff working within the Disability Department are required to be fully vaccinated (boosted).
An excepted person means a person who holds acceptable certification that they are unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of any COVID-19 vaccine that is available in Australia due to:
a) a medical contraindication; or
b) an acute medical illness (including where the person has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
A person is fully vaccinated if the person has received:
a) one dose of a one dose COVID-19 vaccine; or
b) two doses of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine including two different types of two dose COVID-19 vaccines.
A person is fully vaccinated (boosted) if the person has received a booster dose.
Please visit Coronavirus Victoria Checklist for COVID contacts for the latest advice on what to do if you come in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
For more information on current restrictions, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au. It is the single destination for all Victorian COVID-19 information and resources, including information about TAFE, university, training and adult education providers, apprentices and trainees, and health and wellbeing.