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The latest information about COVID protocols and our community
Follow our regular updates on how we are adapting to life and study during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday 30 January 2023

The Chinese Ministry for Education has announced that it will only acknowledge degrees awarded to students attending in-person classes from Semester 1, 2023 onwards.

We will continue to provide remote unit offerings to offshore students wherever possible.

The China Ministry of Education Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange has released a Q&A with more information about the announcement.

More information is available on the International student visa holders page.

Wednesday 4 January 2023

On 1 January 2023, the Australian Government announced new testing requirements for travellers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

From 5 January, travellers from these regions, including international students, will be required to undertake a COVID-19 test within the 48 hours prior to travel and show evidence of a negative test result when travelling to Australia. Read the Australian Government COVID-19 testing requirements fact sheet (PDF 214.67 KB) for more information.

Friday 28 October 2022

Last week the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) advised that universities in Australia are expected to resume in-person delivery of courses by 30 June 2023.

In Semester 1 2023 we will continue to provide remote unit offerings to offshore students wherever possible. From Semester 2 2023, we will cease to offer remote units and return to our pre-pandemic teaching modes. 

More information is available on the Study Information page.

Friday 14 October 2022

NSW Health has removed the mandatory isolation requirement for individuals who test positive for COVID-19. It is still recommended, however, that you stay at home and take steps to protect others.

The Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor has written to all students to provide an update on the changes and what they mean for the University.

  • NSW Health recommends you get tested for COVID-19 and stay at home if you have cold or flu symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever).
  • You should remain at home while you are symptomatic, even if you test negative for COVID-19, so you don’t infect other people.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be infectious for up to 10 days, but you are most infectious while you have symptoms and in the two days before your symptoms start.
  • We will continue to publish confirmed cases on campus on our website.
  • Students and staff who have been on campus during the infectious period should still notify the COVID taskforce and note the dates/times and locations they visited while on campus.

NSW Health continues to encourage everyone across the community to do the little things to stay safe: 

  • Stay home if you are unwell. 
  • Stay up to date with your vaccinations. 
  • Consider wearing a mask in crowded, indoor places. 
  • Get together outdoors or in well-ventilated indoor spaces. 
  • Consider doing a RAT before visiting people at high risk of severe illness. 
  • If you are eligible, make an antiviral medicine plan. 

Visit NSW Health for more advice on testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 safely at home.