Guidance for TAFE and training operations

Guidance about training attendance, remote learning and childcare for training providers.

Guidance for on-site attendance

COVIDSafe Settings are now in place across Victoria. Under COVIDSafe Settings, adult education settings are open without density quotients in their learning/classroom spaces.

Physical distancing should be practiced where possible and density limits of one person per two square metres implemented in staff areas, such as lunchrooms and areas accessed by the public, such as reception areas.

For public areas (foyer/reception area), signage should be displayed to indicate the maximum number of members of the public that may be present in the space at a single time.

Face masks are no longer mandatory in education settings, but are recommended when at least 1.5 metres distance cannot be maintained. For more information, visit Face masks - study and school.

Adult education settings must continue to have COVIDSafe Plans in place.

Requirements of clinical health placements

The Department of Health (DH) provides updated advice on clinical student placements for both education and health providers. Visit: Health service planning - coronavirus (COVID-19).

Useful websites

Resources for training organisations

We have published new resources on the Skills Victoria Training System (SVTS). Login to access the following resources:

  • CN 2020-05 Government Response to Novel Coronavirus – information about the arrangements under the VET Funding Contract to support continued training activity during COVID-19
  • Fact Sheet COVID19 - Disrupted Training and Reapportioning – helps training providers understand and comply with their reporting obligations during this period
  • Skills First and COVID-19 – Questions and Answers – answers to commonly asked questions

Advice for international students

We encourage international students to get the most up-to-date information by:

DH provides information about COVID-19 in many languages.

We are working closely with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, and universities, TAFEs and training providers to understand and respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on international students.

VET delivered to school students at Registered Training Organisations

Visit the current advice on: Vocational education and training support.

COVID-19 guidance note - Victorian Public Sector

All TAFEs are referred to the guidance note Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance note - Victorian Public Sector

This guidance note applies to the Victorian TAFE Sector and provides useful information about safe working practices, managing leave requests and employees undertaking overseas travel.

Childcare services

There are several providers that also deliver childcare services.

These providers can subscribe to our early childhood education and care COVID-19 updates.

Reviewed 02 March 2021

Coronavirus Victoria

24/7 Coronavirus Hotline

If you suspect you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

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