Last updated 12, February 2021
The Perth and Peel lockdown restrictions will end as planned at 12.01am, Sunday, 14 February. This means the whole of Western Australia will return to the pre-lockdown conditions, as experienced prior to 6pm on Sunday, 31 January.
What does this mean for CRTAFE students?
Central Regional TAFE campuses will continue to remain open and operate as usual. Staff and students who need to wear a mask on our campuses because they travelled from a lockdown area, will no longer be required to do so.
The following guidelines will continue to apply for all campuses:
- The four square metre rule will not apply in classrooms and office areas
- Additional cleaning regimes are undertaken
- Sanitiser will be available in key locations
- We will continue use of the SafeWA App QR codes and/or hard copy registers at all campuses (more info below)
- Usual physical distancing and hygiene practices will continue, particularly those around hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home if you are unwell.
Updates and further advice will be added to this page and posted to our social media channels as they become available.
If you have questions or need assistance please contact us:
T: 1800 672 700
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
To support the efforts of keeping WA safe, we encourage you to download the State Government's free SAFEWA app prior to visiting a campus. When you arrive at some of our facilities you will need to 'check in' via scanning a QR code before entering. If you don't have the app on your phone, you'll need to sign a printed registration form.
This process is a requirement across various businesses in WA (including all TAFEs) from the 5 December. The app is an efficient and safe way to record patron and visitor contact details, to assist the WA Health Department with COVID-19 contact tracing. If needed, this will help them to quickly identify and assist anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19.
Areas where you will need to scan the QR Code include:
- Training Restaurants
- Library areas
- Hair and Beauty Training Salons
- Campus events
Each QR Code is unique to assist in identifying specific locations. Students and visitors will need to register/scan themselves in each day that they enter one of the above areas. Students do not have to register/scan if they are timetabled to attend the particular work area and are on the class attendance roll. Likewise, staff will not have to scan/register in the above locations if they are scheduled to be working in those areas. If however, staff or students visit one of the other areas where they do not normally work or study, they will need to register/scan each day they visit that location.
Download the SafeWA app below:
Other things to remember:
If your attending classes on-campus, please remember the following:
- Only attend for the necessary errand/class and leave directly afterwards.
- Use the sanitising stations provided, wash hands regularly and maintain good hygiene.
- Maintain social distancing recommendations of at least 1.5m apart from other students or staff.
- If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.
- Use card over cash where possible.
Student Support Services
All campuses are open and continue to provide access to a range of support services including:
- Disability services
- Aboriginal support
- International support
- Client service front counter assistance
- Student services support
- Jobs and Skills Centre
- Me-N-U Cafe's - limited seating capacity due to Government requirements
- Library and student resource areas - (Please see additional information in the FAQs below)
Blended learning will still continue for some training areas
Over the last couple of months students have enjoyed blended learning and the possibilities it provides. The combination of virtual classrooms, online interactive learning and face-to-face classes, has given lecturers and students flexibility and a great way to engage and interact with each other. This approach will continue for some training areas. Lecturers let students know specific details relating to their course.
We're committed to minimising risks on campus and have the below measures in place:
- 1.5 metre markers at all client services and public service points to adhere to social distancing requirements
- Additional cleaning of facilities especially in shared spaces and areas such as computer labs, counter tops, and bathroom facilities.
- Safe food handling and additional cleaning at our MeNu cafes at the Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Northam campuses.
Further information and assistance
- The WA COVID-19 website
- WA Government SAFE WA App information.
- 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.
- For a list of COVID testing clinics — visit the HealthyWA website for details.
- For free advice and assistance, call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Further updates and FAQs will be provided on this page as they become available. Please ensure you monitor this page regularly for the latest information.