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COVID-19 Update

Changes to COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy

On 1 June 2022, the Premier announced a phasing out of WA’s COVID-19 public health measures including changes to the mandatory vaccination policy for workers.

The changes mean that from Friday 10 June 2022 the majority of Western Australian workers will no longer need to be vaccinated to attend previously mandated workplaces.

However, workers in the following sectors must still be triple dose vaccinated to be able to enter their workplace:

  • Healthcare and health support workers in hospitals and primary health care settings
  • Workers in residential aged care
  • Workers in residential disability settings.

Students enrolled in courses that require them to undertake mandatory work placement with an employer in the above sectors must be triple dose vaccinated prior to their work placement.

These students will be asked to provide evidence ahead of their work placement. The evidence will be collected and stored securely.

If students do not supply evidence, they will not be able to undertake the work placement component of the course, which may prevent them from completing the course. 

Please note, this evidence may also need to be shown to an employer during work placement, if applicable.

Further details outlining the process to supply your evidence are available on the SR TAFE COVID-19 vaccination evidence page. 

Close contacts

WA has removed quarantine requirements for asymptomatic close contacts, students, lecturers, staff and visitors are reminded that for the seven days following their designation as a close contact, they are allowed to leave the house provided they have no symptoms and they:

  • undertake daily Rapid Antigen Testing;
  • wear a mask outside the home;
  • avoid high-risk settings, including hospitals, health care settings, disability and aged care facilities and correctional facilities;
  • work from home, where possible; and
  • notify the college and their employer of their close contact status. 

What to do if you have COVID-19 or are a close contact (opens in a new tab) - on WA.gov.au

 

Important health information

Before attending campus

Please check the advice on exposure sites which are listed on the HealthyWA website 

If you feel unwell or have symptoms, you should go get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative result. Testing locations can be found online.

Hygiene products such as hand sanitiser are readily available at all TAFE campuses, and enhanced cleaning of high use areas is in operation.

Keep informed

Important service delivery and health information will continue to be distributed across campuses and to students and staff.

Students are asked to regularly check their emails for updates.

Support

If you wish to discuss your studies and wellbeing, contact Student Support Services

 

Mask wearing

Masks are no longer required at indoor venues including classrooms. Students and staff undertaking work placements in identified settings, including hospitals, aged care and disability care facilities, prisons and correctional facilities and airports, will need to continue to wear masks while at those facilities.

While masks are no longer mandatory, masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible and you may still wear a mask if you wish.

Students and staff using public transport or rideshares to get to campus must wear a mask while travelling.

For more information on the use of face masks please visit the Healthy WA website.

 

Proof of vaccination for entry to TAFE and live works

The proof of vaccination requirement has been removed for entry to all TAFE venues including our training restaurants and beauty therapy clinics.

 

General advice

Students are asked to continue good personal hygiene – wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Campuses are being cleaned on a regular basis, and hand sanitiser is available across campuses in key locations. 

Students are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest information and health advice by visiting the WA Government website.

Further information and assistance