Roadmap to reopening tertiary education

Advice on reopening for all tertiary education providers, including universities, TAFEs, registered training organisations and Learn Locals.

Adult education providers must have a comprehensive COVIDSafe plan in place before students attend face-to-face training. For multi-use buildings (i.e. childcare, office space, training rooms), the COVIDSafe Plan must address all aspects of the relevant location. A COVIDSafe Plan is required for each separate facility.

Restrictions will be eased on a phased 'step' approach for Victoria.

Current restrictions

Victoria moved to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions from 11:59pm on Sunday 6 December 2020. These restrictions are expected to be in place for summer.

Adult education activities will be permitted to return to campus for students undertaking studies over summer.

COVID Normal (when all thresholds met)

Resume onsite learning, with COVIDSafe plans in place.

VCE and VCAL students

In metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, all students have resumed full-time on-site learning.

This includes VCE and VCAL students in non-school senior secondary providers and those in VETiS programs. 

Health and safety measures must be followed, as outlined in the essential assessments advice provided by the VCAA. This also applies to students at non-school secondary providers and VET programs delivered by TAFEs and RTOs to school students.

Supporting students to complete VCAL and VET studies

As part of an assistance package announced by the Victorian Government on Friday 25 September, students will be able to access special consideration to support them to achieve their VCAL certificates, and those school students who were unable to complete their VET qualifications will be guaranteed enrolment at TAFE or dual sector providers to complete their studies in 2021.

For more information, visit Vocational Education and Training support during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Reviewed 05 January 2021

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