College Announcement – Our Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
This is a short, but very important update for you about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our study programs and how we’re responding, so please stay with me for just a few minutes so that you can be fully informed.
The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly and responding to this pandemic requires us to adjust how we operate, while minimising disruption to our services.
In saying that, our first priority is the health and safety of our team, their families and our students.
Our approach will continue to adjust based on the advice and directives of the relevant authorities.
As it stands, I am really pleased to confirm that our office continues to be fully operational with most staff working remotely and a skeleton crew still onsite who are following the best standards of hygiene and social distancing.
Our trainers are onboard marking assessments and providing assessment support via email, phone and video calls.
Our Student Success Team are on deck answering emails, phone calls and providing additional support to our students who are taking this opportunity to complete more of their online learning.
The emerging challenges with border closures and social distancing rules means we have no choice but to postpone all planned clinical workshops until after the 25th May 2020.
This will not impact new students who are starting their studies as the workshops sit around 12 months into your course.
As soon as we are able, we will be providing more opportunities than ever before, for our students to attend clinical workshops all across Australia.
If you are considering studying with us, can I encourage you with these final thoughts.
There has never been greater need for skilled and qualified health care workers of all levels.
Now is the time to invest in yourself and make a valuable contribution to the challenges the world is facing now and in the future.
Job roles in our industry are also shifting and there is more demand for emergency healthcare professionals, as paramedics and nurses are getting redirected to areas of more immediate need, as well as brand new health service sectors opening up.
The world needs you and your passion for helping others, and we are committed now more than ever to do our part to see you succeed.
Honestly, I’m honoured to be a part of this team who inspire me everyday by their commitment to the cause, which is you.
We see this challenge as a great opportunity to show our resilience and step it up gear, giving you greater support and providing new and creative ways to meet your learning needs. Maybe being a little more brave and nimble to try new things to help you connect and interact with us and other students and progress in your studies.
Now is the perfect time to join our community of like-minded people, united in passion and purpose, even though we might be physically apart.