Early Childhood

Child Protection Training


This accredited unit will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. The work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts.

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk is an approved child protection course which meets the NSW child protection training requirements for people working in early childhood education.

Early childhood education services have ongoing responsibilities to ensure that the nominated supervisor and staff members at the service who work with children maintain up-to-date knowledge of child protection law (Reg 84) https://education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education/working-in-early-childhood-education/child-protection-training-requirements

This unit relates to the National Quality Standards, Quality Area 2 – Children’s Health and Safety. In particular to safeguarding and promoting children’s safety, minimising risks and protecting children from harm.

If a non-accredited refresher course is required as opposed to obtaining the unit, ET Australia Training College can also assist.

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CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

This unit is a core unit that sits within both the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications.


Students must either be employed within the early childhood education sector or find an early childhood education workplace which will allow them to volunteer their time to perform the tasks. The workplace must be willing to provide a third party observer who can verify your workplace performance as related to the unit.

Students must have sound language, literacy and numeracy skills. For example skills to allow them to read and interpret the learning material, read and understand forms and make accurate reports, communicate orally to explore protective issues, record dates / times.

Students must have access to the internet and email.


Students who successfully complete this unit of competency will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment from CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Students may choose to continue their studies in early childhood.


Study modes for this qualification include:

Self-paced learning – This unit is available to do as a self-paced learner (with a 3-month enrolment timeframe). Self-paced learning allows learners the flexibility to study at times that are suitable. Learners can work through learning material independently knowing that a dedicated Trainer and Assessor will guide them through the training and assessment process and be available for support when required. This mode of study suits students who have good time management skills and who don’t need structured face to face sessions. Access to a workplace is needed for successful completion of this qualification. All learning resources will be provided.

Classroom-based learning – If there are a number of people needing the qualification, we can organise a face to face workshop session at a reduced cost person. A structured workshop session allows students to participate in group activities, group learning and group discussion. Outside of the workshop sessions, students would need to complete additional at-home study.

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