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Phased Return to Campus Update #3


Increased student numbers of students are attending the Box Hill and Lilydale campuses for practical classes this week and all students invited to attend a class on campus are undergoing a daily screening and must sign a student declaration to ensure the health and safety of all students on campus.

Strict social distancing measures are in place, hand sanitiser is available, and reminders are being made to wash hands frequently and wipe down any equipment being used.

Students with underlying health conditions or in high risk categories that make them vulnerable are not required to return to campus, in line with the advice provided by the Department of Health and Human Services - COVID 19 Information.


As the nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves and we continue to be more confined to our homes, health and wellbeing should be a priority. The following organisations have web pages with advice on looking after your mental health:

Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Education and Training has developed a thorough set of FAQs in relation to studying at TAFE and coronavirus, with specific responses for general students, apprentices and trainees, and international students. Find out more.

Services on Campus

The following services are available on campus: 

  • Lilydale
    • Point of View Café will be open 9:30am - 2:30 pm Monday to Friday and take away meals are available
    • Main reception will be open 8am - 5pm coinciding with on campus screening station hours at LB/LC
    • Lilydale Library will be open 9.30am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Lilydale Lakeside Childcare Centre continues operation as normal
  • Elgar
    • Elgar Parkside Café will be open 8:30am - 2pm Monday to Friday for coffee, bakery, sandwiches, soup and limited hot foods
    • Student Administration will be open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
    • Elgar Library/Student Hub will be open 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Student Life available on site
  • Nelson
    • Nelson Cafe will be open 8:30am-2pm Monday to Friday for coffee, bakery, sandwiches, soup and limited hot foods
    • Nelson Library will be closed. Students are encouraged to use Elgar Library if required

The App

The Department of Health’s COVIDSafe app is available to help find close contacts of COVID-19 cases. The COVIDSafe app speeds up the manual process of finding people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. You can read more about it here.

Public Transport

Public Transport Victoria has information on its website about the measures it is taking to keep passengers safe, including increased cleaning and cashless transactions. It also outlines measures passengers can take including social distancing. 


While we are working through this phased transition to campus, we are encouraging students to share feedback with us about our processes and procedures on campus in response to COVID-19. 

Students can send feedback to customerrelations@boxhill.edu.au. Collecting this feedback will enable our project team to ensure that our processes are working effectively in our goal to keep you safe.

Student Life 

If you require support during this time, please contact Student Life on (03) 9286 9891 or email studentlife@boxhill.edu.au.  

For International Students, please contact the International Student Wellbeing Officer, Nikki Singh on (03) 9286 9445 or via email at nikita.singh@boxhill.edu.au

If you have questions about your academic progress and would like assistance with your assessments, please contact the International Academic Advisor, Faz Maghami on (03) 9286 9734 or via email at f.maghami@boxhill.edu.au.