Victoria U stays flexible on returns to campus

Public health will set the strategy

Prac training and assessment for 5000 TAFE students at the dual sector institution have started on nine campuses, with staggered hours. University classes start Feb  18, with essential lab and clinical classes face to face and others live on-line.

The university expects to ramp-up live on-campus classes until they are a majority of teaching end April.

But VC Adam Shoemaker warns that if the public health situation “worsens” the university will “pivot.”

What is fixed however is that people on campus must be fully vaxed (ex exemptions) and wear masks in-doors.

VU will canvas student preferences and staff views February-March “to ensure that the highest standards of safety are maintained.”