Coronavirus Updates

Important updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this period of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, the health and wellbeing of our students and our staff is our first priority. All our decisions are made with this in mind. The situation is changing regularly, so we will keep you updated as often as we can with information posted on this website and via social media.

If you have any questions, please contact the College.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Temporary halt on all non-essential training

WRCC advises that it will temporarily cease delivery of all non-essential face-to-face training at the College until further notice. The health and wellbeing of our students and our staff is our highest priority, and this has led us to make this very difficult decision.

If you already enrolled in a course, please contact us about options for your enrolment. You may be able to transfer to a future date or receive a full refund.

We hope that this crisis will pass quickly and that we will soon be able to return to our full programme of learning. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay safe and well by practising good hygiene and social distancing to protect against infection.

Friday, 20 March 2020

First Aid training and CPR training on hold

Today, the Australian Resuscitation Council has recommended that all First Aid training and CPR training is postponed until the COVID-19 crisis has passed.

Based on this information, WRCC has made the decision to temporarily cease First Aid and CPR training until further notice. This decision has been made in the interest of public health and safety, and it will be reviewed when we receive updated advice from the Australian Resuscitation Council.

What does this mean for people already enrolled at WRCC for courses in First Aid and CPR?
1. WRCC will reschedule planned training to a future date. However, we are not able to confirm specific dates at this time.
2. If you decide to cancel your enrolment, course fees will be refunded in full.
3. If you urgently require certification or updating of certification, please call the college to discuss your needs. We will continue to do all possible to accommodation individual needs.

Thanks for your understanding.

Below please find the statement from the Australian Resuscitation Council.

COVID-19 Impact on First Aid and Resuscitation Training

The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends that the teaching of routine first aid and resuscitation courses should be postponed until the current COVID-19 pandemic has abated and expert consensus opinion is that there is no longer an unnecessary risk involved in participating in a course.

The ARC recommends that the requirement for resuscitation training and re-certification be considered in the light of the current concerns.

The ARC will be regularly reviewing this recommendation.