Update for stations, trainers and students about coronavirus (COVID-19)

The CMTO are continuing to closely monitor the situation and take advice from the Australian Government Department of Health to ensure we are responding appropriately.

The CMTO staff will be available to answer all your questions on 02 9318 9626 during normal business hours and are on call for all students and stations delivering training over the weekends.

All CMTO Pathways and Accredited courses have undergone a risk assessment review as at 3 April 2020.

At this time, the CMTO have determined that all Pathways and Accredited courses will either:

  • Deliver training via online delivery to students; OR
  • Be postponed until August 2020 (subject to review)

If you have not yet heard from us about scheduled training, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please read on for detailed information on CMTO's COVID-19 response. 

On Friday (April 3rd 2020) the CMTO held their fortnightly planning meeting to review the impact of COVID-19 on the scheduled delivery of CMTO training.

All currently scheduled courses have been reviewed and risk assessed. The following advice is being provided to individual stations, trainers and students on how to proceed for the next fortnight (17 April 2020):

  • Low to medium risk
    Courses have moved to online delivery where there is the capacity from both students and trainer to access our online systems. Alternatively, courses are to be postponed to August 2020 or as risk reduces.
  • High Risk
    Courses have moved to online delivery where there is the capacity from both students and trainer to access our online systems. Alternatively, courses are to be postponed to August 2020 or as risk reduces.
  • Unscheduled Courses
    Courses will move to online delivery if a station and trainer have the capacity for this mode. Alternatively, we will advise stations to look at dates in August and beyond for any courses not currently scheduled.

Please review our updated Health and Safety measures:

Follow general guidance to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and wash your hands.
  • If unwell, avoid contact with others
  • Exercise personal responsibility for physical distancing measures (1.5 Meters)

For specific information on protecting volunteers and station equipment please refer to:


More information:

  • For the latest advice, information and resources, go to https://www.health.gov.au/
  • Call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
  • The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available at health.gov.au/state-territory-contacts