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COVID-19 updates and advice

Updated 21 July 2020

As you may be aware, the WA Government has released a six-phase roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions. 

What does this mean for you?

Your lecturer should have contacted you to provide specific details on how your course is operating.

Many of our courses have now resumed face-to-face classes on campus, with appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Some online learning will continue through virtual classrooms for some courses.

WA Government Phase 5 restriction lift

Based on the latest health advice, Phase 5 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap, has been pushed back. Phase 5 would see the removal of WA’s 2-square metre rule and the 50 per cent capacity for our major venues while keeping the state border closed.

The new tentative roll out date for Phase 5 is in October 2020.


Please note these FAQs are being updated regularly. Please keep monitoring for all the latest information.

Will my class be delivered on campus?

Your lecturer will contact you to provide specific details on how your course will operate.

Students on campus should practice social distancing and good hygiene at all times. 

Will I be penalised for not attending classes for COVID-19 reasons?

No student will be penalised and NMTAFE will work with students to identify solutions for their specific circumstance.

How is NMTAFE preventing the spread of COVID-19 on campus?

We have implemented social distancing, good hygiene practices and additional cleaning measures following current health advice.

Physical distancing and hygiene remain our best defence

All NMTAFE staff and students need to play their part to help stop any spread of COVID-19.

  • Stay home if you're sick. Do not attend work/TAFE.
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from others wherever possible. Classroom distancing protocols should be applied wherever practicable.
  • Restrict numbers of people in lifts to 2 maximum
  • Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitiser. Posters are displayed across all NMTAFE sites.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
What support services are available for students?

Our student support services continue to be available to support you during your studies, including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support – through our Koolark Centre 
  • Disability student support 
  • International student support 
  • Jobs and Skills Centres 
  • Libraries at all campuses 
  • Student Services front counters at all campuses.
What do these changes mean for my apprentice/trainee?

NMTAFE will contact you with specific details regarding training arrangements for your apprentice or trainee.  

What facilities/services are open to the public?

Campus cafes and restaurants; all campus cafes/restaurants are now open.

  • Aroma – Perth (30 Aberdeen)
  • Baytree Deli - Joondalup.
  • Chalk and Cheese Cafe - Perth (30 Aberdeen)

Other facilities and services also open at our campuses:

  • Gallery Central - Perth
  • Hairdressing Salons - Balga and Midland


Further information and assistance

Page last updated September 01, 2020