From 1am AEST Saturday 22 January 2022, students with valid visas who are fully vaccinated with an approved or recognised Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) vaccination can enter Queensland with no quarantine required. Students will be required to take a TGA approved rapid antigen test within the first 24 hours of arrival in Queensland.

To enter Queensland, students will need to meet the following criteria:

Are fully vaccinated with a TGA approved or recognised vaccination. This includes mixed doses.

Current approved or recognised vaccines and dosages accepted for travel are:

Two doses at least 14 days apart of:

  • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
  • AstraZeneca Covishield
  • Pfizer/Biontech Comirnaty
  • Moderna Spikevax or Takeda
  • Sinovac Coronavac
  • Bharat Biotech Covaxin
  • Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for people under 60 years of age on arrival in Australia)
  • Gamaleya Research Institute Sputnik V.

Or one dose of:

Current & Future Students

We look forward to you starting your studies with us as scheduled.

If there are changes to the way your course will be delivered over the next few weeks, a Shafston representative will be in contact with you closer to your scheduled start date.

Keeping you safe when you study at Shafston is our top priority. For more information about our training delivery and health and safety advice in response to the current COVID-19 situation, please continue reading below, contact your teacher directly or call our COVID-19 Hotline on (07) 3307 4789.


We know how important it is that your apprentice or trainee is progressing through their training. To give you certainty and enable your own operational planning, we will be delivering face-to-face training where it is safe to do so along with moving some training to online formats as appropriate.

If there are any changes to our training delivery that will impact your apprentice or trainee, a Shafston representative will be in contact with you closer to their scheduled start date. Conversely, please contact Shafston immediately if your apprentice or trainee is unable to attend their training as planned.


Mandatory face masks
Upcoming easing of restrictions in Queensland

From 6pm AEST Friday 4 March 2022:

  • Masks will no longer be required indoors, except in healthcare settings, residential aged care, disability accommodation, prisons, public transport, airports and on planes.
  • Masks will no longer be required in schools, including for staff, students, and visitors.
  • Masks will still be recommended whenever you can’t social distance.
  • There will be no limit on the number of visitors you can have in your home at one time.
  • Venues and events will no longer have density limits.

Until then, current face mask requirements (see below) and other public health and social measures remain in effect.



Protect Yourself and Others While on Campus

  • Get tested and stay home when sick – if unwell, even with only very mild symptoms, it’s extremely important to get tested and stay at home until you get the results of your Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). You will need to supply your own RAT test. Once you have a negative test, you may enter the Shafston campuses. If you are absent from classes, you will need to report your absenteeism to your teacher / trainer immediately. This is an important step in meeting your Student Visa obligations.
  • Keep your social distance from each other, which is 1.5metres
  • Practise good hand hygiene, and access the hand sanitisers around the campus

Requirements For Confirmed Cases and Close Contacts

While at Shafston College, and if in the event you have been confirmed as either as a Confirmed Case or a Close Contact, please refer below:

In line with new National Government guidelines, from 12:00am on Friday 31 December 2021, the following changes to the requirements for confirmed cases and close, casual and low risk contact have come into effect:

  • Close Contact (this means if you have been with a person that has COVID-19 for more than four hours in a house or other accommodation, a care facility or similar. Note, You are not a close contact if you have had COVID-19 in the past 4 weeks. You are not a close contact if you live with a close contact.


Please note, with the quickly changing environment, please refer to the relevant Government websites for up-to-date information relating to COVID-19.