Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for vocational education and training (VET) providers

The Australian Government is working with VET regulators to support over 4,000 Registered Training Organisations and their students, including advice on the latest health information, and on adopting flexible and online modes of delivering education and training.

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is also committed to working with providers during this difficult time. Find out about their latest regulatory advice.

This page contains information for VET providers.

For advice on reducing exposure to COVID-19 and reducing disruption to the VET sector read the COVID-19 information for VET providers fact sheet.

For information offering flexible learning arrangements for international students, please read the Coronavirus regulatory information for universities, VET, ELICOS and higher education providers:

For more information about how to deliver online courses to students based in China, please read the Delivery of online education to students based in China fact sheet.


On 16 June 2020, Safe Work Australia published resources specific to the tertiary education sector which includes resources on work health and safety, workers’ compensation and COVID-19. The guidance is applicable to:

  • Universities
  • TAFEs
  • Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), and 
  • English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

Other resources

For the latest COVID 19 news, updates and advice from Australian Government agencies, please visit the Australian Government website.

For health advice including cleaning protocols, please visit the Department of Health website.

For more information on emergency management please visit the Emergency Management page at the Department of Home Affairs website.

For information on the outbreak of COVID-19 please visit the World Health Organisation’s website.

Information about how eligible businesses can access JobKeeper support is detailed on the Treasury website.

Find out how the Australian Government is supporting small businesses to retain their apprentices and trainees through a wage subsidy.

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