TAFE UPDATES COVID-19

TAFE UPDATE

  • The safety and wellbeing of students and staff is the highest priority for TAFE NSW.

  • The TAFE NSW Crisis Management Team has been operating for several weeks to oversee the agency’s strategic response to the unfolding international coronavirus situation and has developed a range of measures in consultation with NSW Health and relevant agencies which are leading the response.

  • These measures are being implemented in line with the latest advice from health authorities, and are aimed at maintaining the safe, orderly operation of TAFE NSW campuses while minimising risk to students and staff.

  • TAFE NSW recognises the need to continue to provide a quality educational experience for students in this dynamic and challenging environment, and to support teachers to move to a range of connected, online, and distance delivery modes.

  • With these considerations in mind, TAFE NSW is pausing course delivery so that teachers can plan lessons, develop learning materials, and modify training to be delivered to students online. The pause comes into full effect from Monday 30 March, with classes to recommence on Monday 27 April.

  • However, there will be some exceptions, with delivery continuing in critical skills areas such as Aged Care and Enrolled Nursing for students who are due to complete their studies at the end of this term, and wish to do so.

  • TAFE NSW facilities will remain open so that students can access a range of services, while maintaining social distancing, including disability, library and technology access support.

  • From 27 April, TAFE NSW will re-commence delivery to students through connected and blended delivery. This may include face-to-face delivery, where necessary and adequate social distancing measures can be implemented. Teachers will discuss arrangements directly with their students over the next few weeks.

  • TAFE NSW students can contact 131 601 or visit the TAFE NSW website for more information.