- VTA response to Coronavirus
VTA response to COVID-19
Actions in place at VTA office
VTA has taken action to reduce the potential risk and spread of the virus among staff, members and visitors to the office.
Our office continues to operate during normal business hours to maintain business-as-usual functions.
VTA team members can be contacted via their email and mobile phone.
We will keep you up-to-date with further developments and actions as they transpire.
Thank you for your understanding.
TAFE and training providers (Latest Update)
Last Step restrictions apply across Victoria. 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 (advice line is available Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm).
For more information, visit Victorian State Government - Education and Training (info for TAFE & training providers)
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 studymelbourne.vic.gov.au.
Other useful websites:
- Victorian State Government - Health & Human Services (info for education providers)
- Australian Government - Education, Skills and Employment (info for education providers)
- Australian Government - Home Affairs (Australian border/visas)
Austrade (info for international students)
- Australian Government - Health (health alerts)
Page updated 23 November 2020