Child Australia’s online courses offer an expanding digital library of online self-paced courses. These courses suit: educational institutions, schools, child care settings and parents. Our self-paced courses are completed within your own time! You may participate  and work through the materials in the way that best suits you and your lifestyle. There is a peer-to-peer chat cafe to extend and share your knowledge and minor review questions to complete the course and embed learning. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded on completion of each course.

Course overview

The Child Aware Online Self-paced Course relates to child protection, raising awareness of child abuse and neglect. The course briefly touches on the types of child abuse and neglect and the indicators of child abuse and neglect. The primary focus of the course is to identify the role and responsibility of those working in early and middle childhood education and care settings in protecting children’s safety and wellbeing. Topics covered will include the process of identifying children at risk of harm, and the procedures and actions to be taken when a situation is identified. This includes documentation of concerns and disclosures, reporting requirements (who and when – linked to current legislation) and mandatory reporting for your state and territory.

Learning outcomes

1. The different types of child abuse or neglect and their indicators
2. Your role in protecting children
3. The primary roles of different agencies related to child protection
4. Strategies to protect children and educators in education and care services

Links to the National Quality Standard

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