All Queensland state schools, including special schools, have now returned to on-site learning for all students.
Find out more about the Queensland school holiday and term dates.
Student health and wellbeing
Supporting students' mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority. Resources have been developed to assist parents and carers to talk to their children about Coronavirus and support their wellbeing including COVID-19 advice for parents and carers (PDF, 151kb), an animation and book for young children.
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Early childhood education and care
Early childhood education and care is crucial to continuing the education of our children, and to enable Queenslanders to continue to work and support the broader community.
Long day care will remain open as normal, including long day care services who offer an approved kindergarten program.
All other education and care services such as family day care, outside school hours care (OSHC) and vacation care, will remain open unless advised by Queensland Health.
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Boarding schools will welcome back as many boarding students as it is safe to do so, as Queensland eases restrictions for the return of boarding school students in line with Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) updated guidelines.
Each school will be required to undertake COVID-19 Risk Management Plans specific to their facilities in cooperation with local health authorities, giving consideration for number of students to accommodation and sleeping arrangements, hygiene facilities and management of other shared areas.
Universities, Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training facilities
Universities continue to move operations online and introduce flexible tuition options as part of the enormous national effort to slow community transmission of COVID-19, as well as protecting those most vulnerable to the pandemic.
Due to the current ban on non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people, universities have planned for a wide range of contingencies, including restrictions on internal gatherings, and have announced immediate, practical changes.
- restricting face-to-face teaching
- working to ensure as many lectures and tutorials as possible are available online
- tailoring the physical learning environment to meet the new social distancing guidelines
- assessing whether practical classes and laboratory sessions need to be amended or rescheduled and
- adjusting the academic calendar, including rescheduling graduation ceremonies, exams and assessments
Specific requirements are in place for people who have returned from overseas or think they may have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
See the Australian Government Department of Health website for the list of at-risk countries and isolation requirements.
Is your higher education provider open?
Please visit your higher education website to confirm if your university remains open.
If the university’s semester has commenced, the person affected should notify their lecturer or tutor of their circumstance to determine whether alternate arrangements for remote learning can be temporarily put in place.
University administrators should review what mechanisms for remote learning they have in place that could be adapted to accommodate people in this circumstance keeping in mind the isolation period, provided the person remains well, is a maximum of 14 days.
Vocational Education and Training
Vocational Education and Training (VET) covers a wide range of careers and industries, including trade and office work, retail, hospitality and technology.
Is your VET facility open?
Please visit your local VET provider’s website to confirm if it remains open.
If the VET facility semester has commenced, the person affected should notify their contact of their circumstance to determine whether alternate arrangements for remote learning can be temporarily put in place.
In many cases, VETs are transitioning courses to digital delivery. However, due to the practical and/or technical nature of our programs, this may not be possible in all situations.
VET administrators should review what mechanisms for remote learning they have in place that could be adapted to accommodate people in this circumstance keeping in mind the isolation period, provided the person remains well, is a maximum of 14 days.
If unwell, staff and students should be excluded from attending the VET until they are assessed by their primary care provider. The primary care provider will liaise with the local public health authority to determine when it is safe for them to return to usual activities.
Student welfare is a top priority for Study Queensland and the Queensland Government. In response to the global challenges of COVID-19, the Queensland Government has invested in additional services for students so they remain informed and supported during this global challenge. View Queensland's student support services.
If you are a student visa holder in Queensland, please read this important information.
Queensland student hubs are providing online student support and counselling services. You can contact your local student hub for more information:
Over the phone
If you cannot access a Queensland Student Hub, you can call 1800QSTUDY (1800 778 839) at any time.
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