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A message from the Student Accommodation Industry of Australia

20 November 2020

APSAA and the Student Accommodation Association (SAA) are pleased to release the following joint COVID-19 Industry Recovery statement.

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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.

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.

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.