The New South Wales Government has announced that priority vaccination is available for staff with independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors. These vaccinations will be delivered at the Qudos Bank Arena mass vaccination facility, with educators eligible to receive the AstraZeneca vaccination.
Key Issues —
Priority vaccination is an option for staff in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors; however, it is mandatory for all education staff to be fully vaccinated to visit an NSW primary or secondary school, preschools, out of hours school care centres, or early childhood education centre.
This requirement will extend to vocational education and training staff and students who are required to visit any of the previously mentioned facilities (e.g. secondary schools) as part of their training or in order to administer training.
Staff with independent tertiary education providers can book their vaccination via the New South Wales Government link below:
It is important to note that, at this stage, the mandatory vaccination requirement does not apply to staff within independent tertiary education providers, unless they visit one of the facilities listed above (e.g. secondary schools).
The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) continues to work with the New South Wales Government to put students at the centre of vocational education and training, empowering them with the choice to study with a public TAFE provider or a quality independent Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Getting Involved —
Members in New South Wales with an interest in Covid-19 management provide advice and guidance to the ITECA New South Wales policy team through their participation on the ITEC New South Wales State Committee. ITECA Membership – It's a great time to get involved.
Further Information —
If you're an ITECA New South Wales member and would like more information on this matter, the ITECA team would value the opportunity to talk to you. Simply send an email to [email protected] or telephone 1300 421 017. Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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