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Griffith College COVIDsafe Plan


Griffith College is taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and our primary focus is the health and well-being of our students and staff.

The Australian Government’s policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to see closed Australian borders. Given this, and until there is a change to this policy, students who are not currently in Australia should be prepared to continue or start their studies at Griffith College via our digital campus. Students already in Australia who are also restricted by closed or conditioned State borders, should also be prepared to study via our digital campus, and where necessary abide by relevant quarantine guidelines before coming on to the College campus.

Griffith College has a comprehensive COVID-safe Plan which allows students and staff who are able to attend the campus for some classes and on-campus activities. We would ask that you abide by physical distancing principles whilst on campus, refrain from coming on campus if feeling unwell and use the hand sanitiser provided.. That plan is updated regularly as University and government authorities make changes to COVID-19 policy settings.

We will keep students and staff informed as updates are provided, and recommend all in the college community stay in touch via the digital campus.


COVID-19 vaccination requirements to enter Australia

The Department of Home Affairs acknowledges that COVID-19 has created many challenges for both international students and education providers. We appreciate the extent to which providers have supported their students during this unprecedented time.

Now that the borders are open to all visa holders who are fully vaccinated for the purposes of international travel, it is timely to remind education providers that Australia has strict COVID-19 border entry requirements to keep travellers and the Australian community safe. To ensure students do not risk having their visa cancelled on arrival, arriving students need to ensure they meet all the necessary requirements and travel COVID-safe.

Visa holders travelling to Australia must satisfy Australia’s definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ for international travel purposes. Australia’s definition might be different to the ones that apply in the student’s home country and/or transit countries.  The definition of the category ‘fully vaccinated for travel to Australia’ may be found at: Vaccinated travellers | COVID-19 and the border (

Students need to ensure that they have read, understood and met Australia’s entry requirements before they depart. Further details of other travel and border entry requirements can be found at: Preparing to travel to Australia from overseas | COVID-19 and the border (

How is the College keeping students and staff safe as we manage a return to campus?

Griffith College is following the advice of authorities to ensure the health and wellbeing of our students and staff.

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff is of paramount importance and we will continue to follow and apply appropriate physical distancing measures.

Physical distancing will require the College to minimise the number of students in a teaching room, hence the majority of our courses and classes will continue to be delivered online. When activity increases on campus, so too will cleaning of small teaching rooms, computer labs, and student and staff social areas.

We will also continue to offer all of our College Support services remotely, so if you need to make an appointment you can do so by setting up an appointment either face to face or online here.

The College will continue to email you directly with updates as well as provide this information via this website. You can always call us at 07 3735 6900 (Mount Gravatt) / 07 5552 8500 (Gold Coast) or email us at

I'm feeling sick, what should I do?

Please ensure you follow the directions of the Australian Government.

That is,

  • contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) immediately; and
  • call ahead to the medical centre or doctor’s surgery, advising of your symptoms (if attending a surgery)

Please make sure you continue your studies while you are at home. You can always email your teachers for help if you need assistance with anything.

I'm an international student - will my Overseas Student Health Cover cover me if I need medical assistance?

Students who have an Allianz OSHC policy should refer to this site for information:

Students who have OSHC by any other provider, should contact their provider directly.

Further Questions

If you have any questions about your study, or if you are feeling anxious or concerned, please contact

Further information regarding health advisories and what Griffith University is doing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak is available here:

For the most updated information from the Australian Government please see details provided on the website of the Australian Government Department of Health.

You can also email the Australian Government at or call 1300 981 621 for support.

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