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Graduation and Awards events not proceeding

Due to the evolving situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Central Regional TAFE (CRTAFE) will not proceed with planned student graduation and award events across all campuses this year.

Following the Australian Government’s attendance restrictions on major gatherings, the decision was made to not proceed in order to minimise risk to students, staff and guests and to adhere to current health recommendations; an approach which is consistent across all Western Australian TAFE colleges.

CRTAFE Managing Director, Bill Swetman said that although it was unfortunate, the College’s first priority is to ensure the safety and health of students, staff and their families.

“CRTAFE is working closely with the Department of Training and Workforce Development and lead agencies in Western Australia to minimise risks to students, staff, and visitors to our campuses” he said.

“Although some events may not exceed the current attendance restrictions, CRTAFE feel strongly that we as a community must make all efforts to listen to and act on current recommendations and advice from the Department of Health, and in this case the advice relating to non-essential meetings or events” he said.

“We are very proud of our graduating students and award recipients and although their achievements will not be celebrated in the traditional way, we can assure them that they will be acknowledged and honoured in different ways” he said.

CRTAFE will also work with local industry partners who sponsor the student awards to ensure their support does not go unrecognised.

Mr Swetman commended the work of event organisers and was hopeful students and the wider community would be understanding during this time.

For further information or advice regarding the Graduation and Awards events, please contact your local CRTAFE campus directly on 1800 672 700 and ask to speak to the event organiser.

For the latest update from CRTAFE regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) click here.

Page last updated March 17, 2020