Industry news

Industry news

Victorian Government Multi-dwelling Properties with Shared Facilities - Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19)

18 July 2020

The Victorian Government recently released these guidelines, following a number of round-table meetings with stakeholders, including APSAA representatives.

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APSAA COVID-19 Industry Guidelines for student accommodation providers

09 June 2020

Supporting the APSAA Industry Guidelines released in May 2018, APSAA has developed COVID-19 Industry Guidelines for Student Accommodation providers. These guidelines expand on Section 5.4 of the Universities Australia document - Principles and Protocols for reducing the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission at Universities - May 2020.

The guidelines are a fantastic resource for all staff, and are divided into three streams - Management, Operations and Finance; Student Experience and Wellbeing and Facilities and Development. Each section provides detailed information and guidance for staff in ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, residents and visitors to facilities. There is also a handy checklist at the back of the document.

Student Accommodation Journal - June 2020 - The COVID-19 Response edition

05 June 2020

Read our Special report - COVID-19 Our Industry Responds - 'How our industry has managed during this unprecedented crisis' - with articles from across our membership as well as Phil Honeywood, IEAA; Chris Whelan, UNZ; and Simon Kuestenmacher from his recent webinar presentation to members - 'Student accommodation in post-corona Australia'.

There is also an article from Conal Newland - 'Optimism and Opportunity abounds amidst the Pandemic' as well as updates from APSAA Committees and Regional reports and we celebrate our APSAA Learning CPD Practising Professionals - all this and more in the June 2020 edition of Student Accommodation - the Official Journal of APSAA. The e-book is available for members now on the APSAA website, and will be arriving at members locations very soon.

APSAA PD events - on hold

19 March 2020

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the announcement of restrictions on indoor gatherings of more than 100 people, we have placed a hold on all face-to-face events until at least the end of June. We will be offering webinars in the coming months, and encourage members to utilise the discussion forum on the website.


10 March 2020

As an organisation, APSAA is closely monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Drawing directly on current advice and information provided by both Australian and New Zealand government authorities, APSAA will continue to deliver all scheduled meetings and events. We will of course commit to implementing all recommended precautions from the World Health Organisation and health authorities, and will encourage all attendees to follow these guidelines. These will be communicated to all attendees prior to and during events.

Coronavirus resources and information

18 February 2020

For information and resources relevant to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) go to

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Passing of Legislation - New Pastoral Care Code - New Zealand

18 December 2019

New Code: The Pastoral Care Bill passed its third and final reading in Parliament yesterday and Minister Chris Hipkins used the occasion to release a new interim code of practice for the pastoral care of domestic students (Stuff, One News). The MOE had some general information and the Code itself , which comes into effect in 19 days. NZQA will release guidelines in early 2020. The Code appears, at first glance, to be written for large institutions and will present problems for smaller providers.

APSAA Student Accommodation Journal - now available as an e-book

13 December 2019

Don’t miss the December Student Accommodation Journal featuring the GHTI faculty and participants on the cover PLUS we are pleased to bring you a new accessible e-version for phones, tablets and laptops.

APSAA Member Newsletter - August

15 August 2019

The APSAA Member newsletter for August is now out. Check your inbox – or read below!

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Update on work done in relation to the 2017 AHRC Report Recommendation 9

01 June 2019

APSAA recent Past-President Steve Tucker provides an outline of work done in relation to the 2017 AHRC Report Recommendation 9.

2019 Annual Report

14 May 2019

The Annual Report on the activities of the Association for 2018 is now available to download. There is also a video presentation from APSAA President, Steve Tucker and immediate Past President Vincent Wilson, providing a report on the 2018 year for the Student Accommodation industry and the Association.