Campus remains open and all staff members are available through emails or phone calls. We encourage staff and students to maintain healthy hygiene and social distancing.
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water or alcohol based gel
- Cover your mouth/nose when you cough or sneeze using a tissue or flexed elbow
- Stay at home if you are sick, don’t go to work or school if you have symptoms
- Avoid shaking hands or making other unnecessary physical contact with others
- Avoid close contact with others, try to keep at least 1.5 meters away
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms and/or are concerned that you may have been in contact with some who has, or if you become unwell and think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus, seek medical attention. Tell your doctor about your symptoms, travel history and any recent close contact with someone who has or may have Coronavirus.
Further information and assistance
The Australian Government Department of Health website has up-to-date healthcare and medical information.
The Health Direct website has frequently asked questions, and a symptom checker.
COVID Clinics are now open — visit the HealthyWA website for details.
For free advice and assistance, call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Additional student support
Visa Changes to Support International Students – 05/08/2020
The Department of Home Affairs is implementing a range of visa changes to support International students as announced by Minister Tudge on 20 July. Providers are encouraged to pass on this information to international students.
The department is pleased to advise that the ability to apply for a nil-fee student visa will be available from midnight 5 August 2020.
Students who held a student visa on or after 1 February 2020 and who couldn’t complete their course within their original visa validity due to the impacts of COVID-19, can apply online through ImmiAccount for their new student visa application.
A help sheet to support students though this process. To view the help sheet, click here.
To submit a valid Student visa application eligible for a nil fee, students must provide a completed Form 1545 COVID-19 Impacted Student signed by their Education Provider with their Student visa application.
Failure to provide a completed for 1545 will result in the application being invalid.
Can students apply for a nil-VAC student visa from overseas?
Students can be in or outside Australia when they apply.
Can students who have already applied for a Student visa apply for a refund?
Refunds will not be available for Students who have already applied for a Student visa. Only new applications will be eligible for a visa fee-waiver.
More details on the visa changes can be found on the Department’s website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/student-visa
All Student visa related matters should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid 19 Update
The State Premier, Mark McGowan, announced updates to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA based on the latest health advice. Within this update is the addition of Group 2 occupations which includes the hospitality industry (Restaurant, pub, bar, café, or hotels), Education plus many more.
The policy follows the existing mandates in place for workers in high-risk industries, including those interacting with people at an increased risk of being infected with COVID-19, or people who are vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19, or where it is necessary to avoid catastrophic risk to the safety of the community. The policy’s phased approach is to apply mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for expanded industries in WA, as well as a requirement for all critical workers to be vaccinated to attend work in the event of a lockdown or similar restrictions.
In line with this, we now require all staff and students to be fully vaccinated (receive 2 doses) by the commencement of next term. You must provide proof of your vaccination status to Student Services before 17th January 2022. There are limited exemptions available on medical grounds and if you believe you fit into this category there is an exemption process that needs to be followed. Your student enrolment may be subject to change if there is any unauthorized leave caused due to NO vaccination evidence being provided.
The COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia, even if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident. This includes people without a Medicare card, overseas visitors, international students, migrant workers, and asylum seekers.
Further information on COVID-19 vaccination and how to provide proof can be found by clicking the following links:
COVID-19 coronavirus (www.wa.gov.au)<https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus>
Roll Up For WA<https://rollup.wa.gov.au/>
COVID-19 coronavirus: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination information (www.wa.gov.au)<https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-mandatory-covid-19-vaccination-information>
COVID-19 Coronavirus: Getting proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (www.wa.gov.au)<https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-getting-proof-of-covid-19-vaccinations>
Please feel free to contact the student services team if you have any inquiries, and kindly have the COVID-19 immunisation statement with you all the time.