COVID-19 Update

Minimising the risk for you and others

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. 

For details regarding travel restrictions and international travel, visit the Home Affairs website . There is also information available on the Smart Traveller website .

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.

How do students apply?

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 student.visa.programme@homeaffairs.gov.au