Tuesday 20 July 2021

The Premier of Victoria, The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, has announced today, that there would be an extension to the State Wide lockdown effective until 11.59pm on Tuesday, 27th July.

The current lockdown conditions apply to all Victorians. That means you can only leave home to get the food and the supplies you need, for exercise for up to two hours and no more than 5kms from your home, for care or caregiving, work or education if you can’t do it from home or to get vaccinated at the nearest possible location. Masks must be worn when leaving your residence.

Learning will continue to be undertaken remotely for most students. Some students will be allowed on campus as part of the essential adult learning announced by the Victorian Government and your teacher will advise if this applies to you. 

If you do return to campus, you must check the Victorian Government website for the rapidly changing exposure sites detailed here.

  • If you have attended a Tier 1 site at dates and times listed, you must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days even if you receive a negative result.
  • If you have attended a Tier 2 location at dates and times listed, you must get tested and isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
  • If you have attended at Tier 3 location at dates and times listed, please get tested if you display any symptoms.
If any of the above applies to you, please advise your teacher as soon as possible.

Refer to your teacher if you have any questions.

We appreciate that people will be impacted in different ways, so please reach out if you need support.

Phone: 03 5434 1810

Thank you for your patience, please stay safe and healthy.

The COVID-19 pandemic an ever changing situation and we are following all Government requirements in order to help slow the spread of this virus. Please remember to take all necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe.

​Please refer to the official Government website for all details about exposure sites and health advice. www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

 This is an unsettling time and impacts people differently.  Remember that there is support if you need it, Support services are available here for Bendigo TAFE

Thursday 15 July 2021

The Premier of Victoria, The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, has announced today, that there would be a State Wide lockdown effective from 11.59pm tonight, until 11.59pm on Tuesday, 20 July. All of Victoria is returning to the same lockdown conditions we had in place most recently. That means you can only leave home to get the food and the supplies you need, for exercise for up to two hours and no more than 5kms from your home, for care or caregiving, work or education if you can’t do it from home or to get vaccinated at the nearest possible location.

All Bendigo TAFE campuses will be closed until Wednesday 21st July.

It is important to keep an eye on the rapidly changing exposures sites detailed on the Victorian Government Coronavirus website, they can be accessed here.

  • If you have attended a Tier 1 site at dates and times listed, you must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days even if you receive a negative result.
  • If you have attended a Tier 2 location at dates and times listed, you must get tested and isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
  • If you have attended at Tier 3 location at dates and times listed, please get tested if you display any symptoms.

Refer to your teacher if you have any questions. 

We appreciate that people will be impacted in different ways, so please reach out if you need support.

Email: studentsupport@bendigotafe.edu.au
Skype: studentsupport@bendigotafe.edu.au
Phone: 03 5434 1810

Thank you for your patience, please stay safe and healthy.


The COVID-19 pandemic an ever changing situation and we are following all Government requirements in order to help slow the spread of this virus. Please remember to take all necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe.
Please refer to the official Government website for all details about exposure sites and health advice. www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus


This is an unsettling time and impacts people differently.  Remember that there is support if you need it, Support services are available here for Bendigo TAFE
Monday 12th July 2021

The Premier of Victoria, The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, has announced on Wednesday 7th July, the further easing of some COVID-19 related restrictions that will bring metropolitan Melbourne into line with regional Victoria.

From Thursday 8 July 2021:

·         Restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne will be brought into line with regional Victoria, which means all COVID-Safe settings will apply state-wide

·         Masks will continue to be required in indoor, public-facing settings unless an exemption applies, but will not be required at schools for students or staff, or at workplaces if you don’t interact with the public (for example if you work in an office).

·         Your teacher will advise what your training arrangements are and if you are required back on campus and when.

You must ensure that you check in each time you attend campus via the QR codes located at all major entrances. We are ensuring that all campuses are clean and hygienic but you must also be responsible for your own health. Be respectful of your classmates and teachers. Wash your hands properly, use hand sanitiser, and do not come to any campus if you are unwell. Practice social distancing and never cough or sneeze on another person.

We appreciate that people will be impacted in different ways, so please reach out if you need support.

Phone: 03 5434 1810

Thank you for your patience, please stay safe and healthy.

The COVID-19 pandemic an ever changing situation and we are following all Government requirements in order to help slow the spread of this virus. Please remember to take all necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe.
Please refer to the official Government website for all details about exposure sites and health advice. www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

This is an unsettling time and impacts people differently.  Remember that there is support if you need it, Support services are available here for Bendigo TAFE.

3 June 2021

The acting Premier James Merlino has today confirmed the changes to the COVID-19 lockdown as signalled yesterday. You can read that detail here.

Victorian TAFEs are not to reopen until next week, but there are some exceptions.

For Bendigo TAFE students

·        “Study from home if you can” is the Government directive, and the majority of our courses will do so.

·        Some courses fit the “authorised providers/workers” list provided by Government. Teachers will contact you directly if this applies. If you have not been contacted, you must continue to study from home.

·        Libraries and support staff will be on campus from tomorrow

Masks must be worn at all times, in all areas. If you are returning to any campus you must sign in using the QR code at the door and teaching staff will be reminding all students that this is mandatory.

We are ensuring that all campuses are clean and hygienic but you must also be responsible for your own health. Be respectful of your classmates and teachers.

Wash your hands properly, use hand sanitiser, and do not come to any campus if you are unwell. Practice social distancing and never cough or sneeze on another person.

We appreciate that this lockdown will impact people in different ways, so please reach out if you need support.

2 June 2021

Acting Premier The Hon James Merlino has today announced that the current COVID-19 restrictions will be extended for a further seven days for Greater Metropolitan Melbourne, while restrictions may ease for regional Victoria from this Friday, dependant on tracing and testing over the next 24 hours.

We are awaiting further guidance from the Department of Education and Training and once we have received the advice, we will work through what is permitted for both our metro and regional campuses, and we will let you know.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

27 May 2021

COVID-19 lockdown

The government has announced a lockdown from midnight tonight.

This means all Bendigo TAFE campuses will be closed until next Friday 4 June and our courses will be taught remotely for the duration.

Any students needing clarification on what their course schedule will be in this timeframe are asked to make contact with your teacher or trainer.

The COVID-19 pandemic an ever changing situation and we are following all Government requirements in order to help slow the spread of this virus. Please remember to take all necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe.

Please refer to the official Government website for all details about exposure sites and health advice. www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

25 May 2021

With five cases of community transmission of COVID-19 in Melbourne, new restrictions have been announced.

From 6pm tonight face masks must be worn indoors unless you have an exception. This applies to our Melbourne campuses for all staff and students. There are no changes to density limits for our campuses.


Health authorities are urging people to be vigilant with hand hygiene, to use QR check-in codes at every location they go and to be tested if they have been at an exposure site.

These numerous exposure sites are in Bundoora, Brunswick, Reservoir, Maribyrnong and Epping in the time frame between last Wednesday 19 May to Sunday 23 May.

Please check the list at this official site and follow the instructions of health authorities. If you have been at these sites at these times you must not come to campus. You must get tested and isolate until your results come back.

Mask wearing remains mandatory on public transport and from today the Victoria Police will be patrolling and handing out masks to those who do not have them. Fines of $200 will be issued to those who refuse to wear masks.

Contact tracers are working hard to track the movements of the people currently affected, to make sure all potential exposure sites have been listed.

This is why signing in with the QR code at every campus entrance is critical. It means anyone who might be at risk of contracting COVID-19 can be alerted quickly, and therefore limits further spread of the infectious disease.

Please ensure you are signing in each time you enter one of our campuses, and encourage people around you do the same. It only takes a few seconds to do. This data is held by the Victorian Government, not by Bendigo TAFE, and it is only retained for 30 days.

Do not come to campus if you are unwell, always wash your hands properly, and never cough or sneeze without covering your mouth.

17 Feburary 2021

Hi everyone,

Victoria’s lockdown will end tonight at midnight, meaning our Bendigo TAFE campuses will reopen tomorrow. Any classes that have been scheduled for tomorrow Thursday 18 February, will go ahead. If you are unsure please contact your teacher or call 13TAFE (13 8233)

 Our libraries, registration and enrolment areas will be open as normal. We look forward to seeing you back on campus.

Remember, all students must wear masks at all time in class. Teachers are exempt, but can wear masks if they wish.

 For all other people:

• Masks must be worn indoors

• Masks also must be worn outdoors IF you cannot socially distance.

For official Victorian Government updates and information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

12 Feburary 2021

Hi everyone,

The Victorian Government has announced a snap lockdown in response to the COVID-19 cluster currently growing in Melbourne.

From midnight tonight until midnight on Wednesday (17 Feb) all of Victoria is returning to Stage 4 lockdown. This lockdown requires us to physically close all campuses until Thursday morning.

Your teacher or trainer will be in contact soon to let you know of any schedule changes. If you have a placement booked, this may still be permitted, depending on the host. Your placement co-ordinator will be in touch, however if you have any concerns in the meantime, please reach out.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an ever changing situation and we are following all Government requirements in order to help slow the spread of this virus. Please remember to take all necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe.

Please refer to the official Government website for all details about exposure sites and health advice. www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Support services are available here for Bendigo TAFE.

Please note, there will be no orientation activity on campuses, however online activities will continue. 

Kind Regards,
Bendigo TAFE

11 January 2021


Hi everyone,


There have been no cases of COVID-19 reported in our wider Bendigo TAFE network today, which is heartening. Please continue to take all measures you can to stay safe and healthy.

8 January 2021

Hi everyone,

There have been no cases of COVID-19 reported in our wider Bendigo TAFE network today, which is heartening. Please continue to take all measures you can to stay safe and healthy.

7 January 2021

Hi everyone,

There have been no cases of COVID-19 reported in our wider Bendigo TAFE network today, which is heartening. Please continue to take all measures you can to stay safe and healthy.

6 January 2021

Hi everyone,

There have been no cases of COVID-19 reported in our wider Bendigo TAFE network today, which is heartening. Please continue to take all measures you can to stay safe and healthy.

5 January 2021

Hi everyone,

There have been no cases of COVID-19 reported in our wider Bendigo TAFE network today, which is heartening. Please continue to take all measures you can to stay safe and healthy.

4 January 2021

Hi everyone,

There have been no cases of COVID-19 reported in our wider Bendigo TAFE network today, which is heartening. Please continue to take all measures you can to stay safe and healthy.