Training at TAFE NSW during COVID-19
TAFE Sports Turf Management departments at Ryde, Kurri Kurri and Yallah have been keeping us updated with how they are managing during Covid-19 distancing measures, and they are broadly following the regulations in place for schools. Prioritising the theory components of the courses utilising Adobe Classrooms. Apprentices can attend the classes at home or work, but should be given the day to attend to their TAFE work as per their usual schedule. Practical components of courses will be scheduled post-pandemic.
See below details provided by the TAFE Agribusiness SkillsPoint
Safe study in Term 2
From 27 April, TAFE NSW will progressively recommence delivery to students through a combination of connected, blended, remote, distance, or modified face-to-face learning.
Connected learning is now more widely available to support the current need for social distancing. This is where students learn with a teacher and other students at the same time via web conferencing technology as part of a virtual classroom. Practical and interactive activities are part of connected learning.
However, modified face-to-face training will continue when it is needed, with practical exercises adjusted for social distancing and hygiene practices. All modified face-to-face delivery is subject to an approved plan that ensures all health and safety impacts have been identified, assessed, and mitigated.
No matter how training is delivered, TAFE NSW has state-wide guidelines, and risk management practices in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff and students.
These guidelines allow teaching teams to respond directly to their students, taking into consideration a range of factors including the size, space and availability of learning facilities, student numbers and needs of students. As a result you may receive advice about how classes will run in Term 2 which may differ from campus to campus.
Work placement is a critical part of vocational training. TAFE NSW is committed to working with you to support work placements, where it can be achieved safely, and both students (or their parent/guardian) and employers wish to do so. The coordination and planning of work placements will continue as per usual.
Prioritising late-stage and ready to complete students
Training in key industry areas must continue to ensure a pipeline of skilled workers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as support the NSW economy during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
For this reason, TAFE NSW is prioritising the completion of late-stage apprentices and trainees in key industry areas.
Additionally, TAFE NSW remains committed to continuing the formal training of any apprentice who is temporarily unemployed but still actively looking for another position as an apprentice.
TAFE NSW remains open, and services will continue
TAFE NSW remains open, and we will continue to provide counseling and disability services, Aboriginal and International student support, childcare centres and student associations, alongside training and education.
Keeping you informed
We are committed to keeping you updated, and we’ll share information about what these changes, including details about Semester 2 programs, as it is available.