In response to sweeping restrictions on gatherings, TAFE Wagga has announced it will be halting on-campus course delivery beginning next week.
When contacted by The Daily Advertiser for an explanation of the alternative way lessons will be taught, a TAFE NSW spokesperson said the institution planned an immediate "pausing [of] course delivery so that teachers can plan lessons, develop learning materials, and modify training to be delivered to students online".
Students will be transitioned to online learning from Monday, with the expectation to recommence classes on April 27.
"There will be some exceptions, with delivery continuing for students who are due to complete their studies at the end of this term in critical skills areas such as aged care and enrolled nursing," the spokesperson said.
When classes resume next month, some classes may integrated "blended delivery" options to ensure practical elements are not hindered.
"This may include face-to-face delivery, where necessary, and adequate social distancing measures can be implemented," said the spokesperson.
"Teachers will discuss arrangements directly with their students over the next few weeks."
Some parts of the campus - in particular disability services, libraries, and technology access support facilities - will remain open for the foreseeable future.
But the spokesperson said students would be encouraged to be "maintaining social distancing" while on campus.
Updates to the delivery mode may become necessary as new information and new restrictions become known.
NSW TAFE's crisis management team will continue to assess the situation for changes.