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COVID-19 updates and advice

Updated 19 May 2020

As you may be aware, the WA Government has released a four-phase roadmap to get Western Australians back to work safely and begin the process of restarting the State’s economy. 

Phase 2 of the roadmap commences on Monday 18 May and sees several restrictions lifted.

What does this mean for you?

Your lecturer will be contacting you in the coming days to provide specific details on how your course will operate from Monday 18 May.

Online learning will continue

Since the start of Term 2, many of our students have enjoyed engaging with their lecturer and peers in the comfort of their own home. We have delivered a range of online courses and virtual classrooms and this new and exciting way of learning will continue wherever possible. 

Some on campus (face-to-face) classes will resume

Many courses require on campus (face-to-face) activity due to the practical nature of the subject. From Monday 18 May, NMTAFE will start re-introducing some on campus (face-to-face) classes with priority given to:

  • Students who are obtaining essential skills required by COVID-19 (health, allied health, nursing)
  • Apprentices and trainees
  • International students
  • Students who:
    • are close to completing their course with only practical assessments/workshops remaining
    • have limited access to technology resources at home
    • require access to specialist on campus equipment.


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

Will I be returning to campus for face-to-face classes?

Your lecturer will be contacting you in the coming days to provide specific details on how your course will operate from Monday 18 May.

If you are returning to campus, you 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.

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?

We are re-introducing some face-to-face delivery across our apprenticeships/traineeships and you will be contacted soon with specific details on how this relates to your apprentice/trainee.

What facilities/services are open to the public?

Following the WA Government’s WA Roadmap Phase 2 announcement easing restrictions for cafes and restaurants; all campus cafes/restaurants  are now open and adhering to the 20 patron rule.

  • Campus Coffee – East Perth, Leederville, Joondalup, Mt Lawley, Perth (25 Aberdeen)
  • Aroma – Perth (30 Aberdeen), Midland and Balga
  • Pavilion Restaurant – Joondalup
  • Baytree Deli - Joondalup.


Further information and assistance

Page last updated May 20, 2020