This course has been specifically designed for individuals who work with Children and Young People to ensure the provision of a safe risk free environment, whilst supporting the workplace in gaining recognition as a Child Safe Organisation.
This course will assist you to support the organisations regulated by Working With Children (WWC) legislation to develop and improve child aware policies and procedures.
Organisations regulated by WWC legislation are required to put in place policies and procedures to ensure the safety of children. If an organisation receives federal funding, there may be additional requirements to align with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. This course explains the differences, and helps organisations understand their legislative requirements, and obligations associated with government funding or grants.
Upon successfully completing this Child Safety Skill Set within your workplace, Organisations can apply to be acknowledged as a Child Safe Organisation and receive a certificate of recognition.
What is a child safe organisation? A child safe organisation puts the best interests of children and young people first.
The vast majority of organisations, staff and volunteers are motivated to do what is best for children and young people. Many organisations are already working to ensure child safety and well being, for example, by having a child safety and well being policy or screening workers for suitability to work with children.
Policies and procedures alone are not enough to keep children safe and well in organisational settings. A child safe organisation is one that creates a culture, adopts strategies and takes action to promote child well being and prevent harm to children and young people.
A child safe organisation consciously and systematically:
- Creates an environment where children’s safety and well being is at the centre of thought, values and actions.
- Places emphasis on genuine engagement with and valuing of children and young people.
- Creates conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm to children and young people.
- Creates conditions that increase the likelihood of identifying any harm.
- Responds to any concerns, disclosures, allegations or suspicions of harm.
This course can help organisations implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, and help carers learn about child safe organisations.
As of February 2019, the final National Principles have been endorsed by members of the Council of Australian Governments, including the Prime Minister and state and territory First Ministers.
the National Principles outline at a high level the ten elements that are fundamental to making an organisation safe for children.
The National Principles include guidance to help leaders, staff and volunteers in organisations understand the important aspects of creating a child safe culture.
At present, the National Principles are not mandatory. However, organisations that implement them will be demonstrating their leadership and commitment to child safety and well being. These organisations will become ‘organisations of choice’, because children, young people, families and communities will feel confident that they provide safe environments where children’s rights, needs and interests are met.
DP Training have developed this Child Safety Skill Set to support employees to gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification and implement practices to be recognised as a child safe organisation in any State of Australia.
This course answers the following questions:
- What is a child safe organisation?
- What is the difference between National standards and State/territory requirements?
- Understanding the Rights of the Child.
- How to identify and report harm, abuse and neglect.
- How to create an inclusive child safe organisation
- Ensuring cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Children
- Developing child safe policies and procedures.
You will be provided with templates, posters and resources to assist your organisation become child safe. These will be marked and assessed with feedback provided. Your organisation will also have the opportunity to attend an online support session.
- Child Safety Officer
- Youth Support Worker
- Welfare Worker
- Family Support Worker
- Education Support staff
- Education Assistant
- Teacher Aide in schools, preschools/kindergartens
- Teachers Support
- Classroom Assistant
- SSO or School Support Officer
- Nanny/in-home carer
- Kindergarten Assistant
- Family day care educator
- Early Childhood Educator
This course is delivered via blended model which includes;
- Course Duration – 55 Hours
- Online delivery for 2 units of competency
- One day per week Trainer led support sessions with trainer
- Practical Simulation 5 hours
- Workplace Assessment will include on-the-job activities
Course Entry Requirements
This Child Safety skill set is suitable for staff and volunteers who work with children and/or young people. The target learner are people with existing experience or qualifications in community services or health sector roles seeking to broaden their skills in child protection. The target learners and entry requirements for this course must:
- hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in community services or health or related field
- be over 15 years of age, whom have finished or left secondary school
- undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator assessment questionnaire
- have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have
- access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications
- Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above; Microsoft Office or equivalent and Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Flash Player and up to date internet browser
Please be advised the following documents will be required to be submitted with your enrolment:
- Proof of ID+ residency: Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (If passport provided please provide a copy of bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address)
- Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
- Evidence of the Certificate III qualification
- Completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills Indicator
If you do not hold a USI Number or have forgotten your USI Number, please visit the link provided below: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi
In order to gain the Skill Set, _ units of competency must be completed for this qualification.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CHCPRT002||Support the rights and safety of children and young people|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
*To receive an award for this skill set Students are required to complete all units listed above as competent within a period of 6 months.
Students will be provided with all the Student training and assessment materials for each unit of competency required to complete the course.
Successful completion of the assessment items, which are the development of your organisation’s policies and procedures, will allow the employees involved in the completion of the assessment to apply for vocational recognition and be issued certification for two nationally accredited units of competency.
Fee For Service
- Course fee $550
To commence a $250 deposit is required prior to commencing training and assessment, with weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment plans to pay the remaining fees.
For full fee deposit and payment options, please refer to Fees policy and procedure in Student handbook – https://www.dptraining.com.au