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Update on COVID-19

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Information as of Tuesday 8th September 2021

With the exception of Greater Shepparton, regional Victoria will come out of lockdown from 11.59PM on Thursday 9 September.


These changes to lockdown restrictions will not change the way GOTAFE is currently delivering education: we will continue delivering education and working remotely.

If you have recently joined GOTAFE and you are unsure who to speak with, please get in touch with our call centre on 1300 GOTAFE.

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.

Status at a Glance

All Campuses Closed

All GOTAFE campuses are closed until further notice

Border residents require permit to enter Victoria

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No confirmed cases on any campus

If you need support please get in touch

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Current Measures

The following measures are currently in place:

  • All GOTAFE campuses will remain closed.
  • Class delivery will continue online as planned over the next two weeks as directed by trainers.
  • Masks will continue to be required indoors and outdoors, apart from private residences, unless an exemption applies.
  • If there is a requirement for you to attend campus to complete a practical task or assessment, your trainer will contact you.
  • Authorised worker and student permits continue to apply.
  • Border bubbles have changed - if you live in a border community please check the relevant authority to confirm travel requirements.
  • Placements: If your workplace or industry is able to operate (i.e., health sector) and your workplace is open to welcoming placement students at this time, your placement may continue as normal. Please reach out to your placement coordinator to keep up to date with the latest developments.

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.

As part of Melbourne's extended lockdown, we have been advised there are changes to the Victoria-NSW border bubble.

Under these changes, border bubble residents are required to obtain a permit to cross the border to enter Victoria. You can apply for a permit from the Service Victoria website.

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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