Western Australia’s border will remain closed to international students after February 5 following a State Government announcement yesterday.
Under the State Government’s Safe Transition Plan, the border was scheduled to open next month to allow international visitors to return to Western Australia without a requirement to quarantine.
Canning College is disappointed for overseas students who were planning to join us on campus in first term. However, we look forward to assisting them in their continued studies through our live and interactive online learning.
Students who are in Perth are required to attend classes on campus as scheduled.
Students who are unable to enter Western Australia can start online as scheduled and join us in Perth when travel restrictions are lifted.
We want all students to have a safe and enjoyable experience and look forward to welcoming them on campus in the future.
Border plans to be assessed
This recent amendment to the plans for the border to reopen was based on the latest health advice.
It aims to continue to protect the safety of people in Western Australia, which includes international students, who have experienced few restrictions to their day-to-day activities during the pandemic.
The WA Government will continue to review the situation before deciding when fully vaccinated international visitors will be allowed to travel into the state.
Despite this latest unexpected change to border controls, Canning College remains committed to helping international students achieve their academic goals on their pathway to university.
Please visit the COVID-19 home page for the latest information relating to Western Australia, which may be different to advice for other Australian states.