NEWS STORY

​UPDATE on the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Muresk Institute continues to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, albeit differently.

With agriculture an essential service, farm operations at Muresk Institute are business-as-usual, and cutting edge research and development projects are still underway with social distancing protocols and hygiene practices being strictly observed.

Most training providers at Muresk are now delivering online learning in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

Western Australian TAFE colleges have adapted their training delivery to enable students to continue their studies.

Three of the courses at Muresk Institute are delivered by TAFE, which is using a blended delivery approach that includes learning via online and interactive technologies, and will include face-to-face delivery where necessary and where adequate social distancing measures can be implemented.

Curtin University, which delivers the Associate Degree in Agribusiness at Muresk, has also made the switch to online learning.

Student accommodation has been vacated but all of the learning spaces and resources onsite, including the computer labs, remain open to students who want to access them.

Muresk Institute’s events and short courses have been postponed, however you can still browse the short courses listed on the website and register your interest via the course page or email any questions to muresk@dtwd.wa.gov.au. A Muresk Institute staff member will notify you of the new date/s once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s response to the pandemic, please visit dtwd.wa.gov.au/covid19.

Frequently asked questions

Is Muresk Institute open?

Farm operations at Muresk Institute are business-as-usual.

Most training providers at Muresk are delivering online learning in response to COVID-19 restrictions and student accommodation has been vacated. However, all of the learning spaces and resources onsite, including the computer labs, remain open to students who want to access them.

Research and Development projects are also still underway with social distancing protocols and hygiene practices being strictly observed.

What cleaning arrangements are in place?

The campus is cleaned regularly and adheres to the Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines. Muresk will continue to review and implement these guidelines.

I am a long term student studying the Associate Degree in Agribusiness/Diploma in Agriculture/Certificate III in Animal Studies, how will I find out what is happening in relation to my course?

Your training provider will have given you specific information about arrangements for your course.

TAFE is using a blended delivery approach that includes learning via online and interactive technologies, and will include face-to-face delivery where necessary and where adequate social distancing measures can be implemented. Curtin University has also made the switch to online learning. 

If you are uncertain of your arrangements please contact your provider directly.

A short course I was interested in has been postponed, how will I know when a new date has been confirmed?

Register your interest via the ‘Register now’ button on the course page - this helps to ensure short courses can go ahead at a later date and you are notified of the new date/s once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Is the WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment program still going ahead?

The WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment has been postponed and new dates are yet to be confirmed.

Head to the event page for more information and register your interest to receive an application form. You’ll be notified as soon as new dates have been confirmed.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

Please direct any further queries to muresk@dtwd.wa.gov.au or call 1300 994 031 and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Information current as at 1 May 2020.