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Update on COVID-19

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Information as of Tuesday 27 July, 1.00 PM AEST

Following the announcement from the Victorian Premier regarding the easing of COVID restrictions across the state, GOTAFE campuses will  re-open from 8.30am, Wednesday 28 July.

Your trainer will provide clarification if your classes are to be delivered on campus. Where education delivery can continue effectively remotely, classes may continue to be conducted virtually.

We know the disruption is difficult for many of you, and GOTAFE is here to support you. Please contact us at any time if you need assistance or guidance.

Our Student Success team are on hand and available if you need to reach out or are having any difficulties managing the current circumstances.

For all the details relating to the Victorian lockdown restrictions, please visit the DHHS website.

If you are feeling unwell, do not attend campus. Get tested and quarantine until you receive your results.

Status at a Glance

Campuses Open From 8.30am, Wednesday 28 July

No confirmed cases on any campus

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Current Measures

The following measures are currently in place:

  • Face masks MUST be worn while on campus and in all indoor locations. Our trainers are exempt from this while delivering education in the classroom.
  • All students, and visitors to GOTAFE MUST sign in electronically using the QR codes when entering a campus building. Sign in stations have been set up at the entry of each building. This is mandatory.  
  • Social distancing must be observed at all times. This includes maintaining a 1.5 metre distance from other people and observing the ‘one person per every 4 square meters in an enclosed room’ rule. ​These density limits also apply to all communal spaces on campus.
  • Social distancing also applies outdoors on campus grounds so please maintain distance and avoid gathering in groups of larger than 10 people.
  • Please restrict your visits to campus to essential on campus education activities and do not stay longer than is required.
  • Continue practicing good hand hygiene to reduce the possibility of spread.


If you are a student residing in NSW and now restricted from travelling into Victoria to attend your training with GOTAFE, please get in touch with your trainer to discuss your circumstances.

Closure of Victoria's border with New South Wales

Victoria’s border from NSW is currently closed. Victorians visiting NSW are unable to return to Victoria unless they have a permit to enter Victoria or an exemption.

Any person living and working in a border community is exempt from obtaining and carrying a permit, so long as they haven’t been to any other part of NSW. To cross the border, you will need your driver’s license or another form of photo identification that shows your address.

If you are impacted and require support or further information please speak with your trainer. GOTAFE is committed to doing everything we can to minimise any disruption to your training plans

COVID-19 Fact Sheets Translated

The Department of Home Affairs has created a dedicated page focussed on providing information across a range of topics around COVID-19 in over 60 languages.

Topics covered include:

  • Health - including information about COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Education - extra support to students, parents and education providers.
  • Business and Financial Support- information about Budget 2021/22, financial support and work health and safety.
  • Community Safety and Services - guidance for communities, including around misinformation and truths about COVID-19.
  • Visas and the Border-Australia's immigration and border arrangements during COVID-19.

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