COVID-19 Update

The Victorian Government has announced further easing of restrictions in Victoria to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  Last Step restrictions apply across Victoria from 23 November.

Training during Term 4
Under the Last Step, tertiary education is restricted to 'learn from home if you can'. This means that tertiary education providers are permitted to provide face-to-face teaching, assessment and/or work placement where this cannot be done remotely, and subject to any restrictions on particular workplaces.

The remaining step for the tertiary education sector in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is COVID Normal: resume on-site learning, with COVIDSafe plans in place

Each TAFE will have their own arrangements for the continuation of training. Please contact the TAFE that you are enrolled at for further details.

Victorian Government  has set up a dedicated email address and advice line which is open to staff and students who have questions or want more information about the provision of training at , or call 1800 338 663 (the advice line is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm). 

For more information, go to Victorian Government Department of Education and Training.

International Students Emergency Relief Fund: The Victorian Government has announced a $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund for international students facing financial hardship as a result of coronavirus. 

Rent Relief: Rental relief grants of up to $3,000 are available to international students whose income has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while in Australia. 

Free meals and groceries for international students in Victoria: International students who are struggling to pay for their food and groceries can access free and healthy food at Foodbank’s International Student Pop-Up Store.

For more information on Coronavirus support for international students, go to 

Other useful websites:

Page updated 23 November 2020


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