COVID-19 updates and support
At Study Tasmania we understand that as international students you have gone through a difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study Tasmania is here to support and connect you to resources that may help you. Feel free to reach out through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning to Tasmania
We look forward to seeing our existing international students return to our state and to welcoming new students joining us in Tasmania for the first time.
Tasmania has managed COVID-19 relatively well and it is currently one of the safest states in Australia. COVID-19 restrictions are still in place for the safety of the community.
For all up-to-date information about international travel please refer to https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions.
Health and Wellbeing Support
We understand that for students, talking about financial or emotional support with someone they don't know is difficult. We want to let you know that seeking help will not affect your enrolment or your visa.
Your health and wellbeing is important and we encourage you to maintain connections and to seek help if you are feeling uneasy or have concerns. Please see the below support services.
One Door Mental Health | Emotional Support in Mandarin and English
Beyond Blue | Mental Health during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Lifeline | Mental Health and Well being
Ask Izzy | COVID-19 Support Resource
COVID-19 vaccines will be available in phases. The vaccine is free for all international students studying in Australia.
Click here to know more about the vaccination program.
Check In TAS App
We encourage you to download the Check In TAS app. This app will help manage contract tracing in the case of any future COVID-19 outbreaks.
From 1 May 2021 everyone will be required to use it if going to a range of business, organisations and events including restaurants, shows or other social or hospitality venues.
This will help to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our community safe.
If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to use one, others in your group can check in for you on their device or staff at the premises will be able to record your contact information on their device or with pen and paper.
The free Check In TAS app is available for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. To learn more about the Check in TAS App, please visit this page.
International Student Support Quick Response Grant
Study Tasmania, in partnership with the City of Hobart, has launched the International Student Support Quick Response Grant. Funding of up to $2000 is available to support community organisations and groups to deliver activities, projects, programs and initiatives that assist international students with response and recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.
International Student Assistance Network (ISSN) Homestay Program
If you are an international student in Australia experiencing financial hardship you may be eligible to participate in the International Student Support Network (ISSN) Homestay Program.
Students whose education providers identify them as being financially vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and needing support can be referred to the ISSN to apply for a heavily discounted homestay placement.
ISSN homestays include a private room, meals, utilities, and support from one of our committed Australian Homestay Network (AHN) host families.
For more information see Homestay Program.
Seasonal Works in Tasmania
Tasmania’s agriculture sector is currently facing a significant labour shortage due to COVID-19 now is a great time to consider farm work if you are struggling to find work. Jobs include:
- picking and packing produce
- plant husbandry
- tractor or forklift driving
- working with livestock
Please click here for more information.
For more up-to-date information please visit the below websites
Tasmanian Government | Coronavirus Information
Australian Government | Coronavirus related updates, information and media releases
UTAS | Coronavirus
TasTAFE | Coronavirus Update
Australian Government Department of Health | Head to Health
Department of Home Affairs | COVID-19 and the border
Information current as at 20 April 2021.