Child Protection

Fundamentals of Child Protection is an online training course for anyone who comes into contact with children and young people through work, voluntary or leisure activities.

The course will help you understand child abuse and neglect, the impact on children and young people, and how you can help.

You will gain the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence to protect children in your care.


The cost of this course is $45.00. To begin, click “Take this Course”. On the next screen add the course to your basket and checkout.

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Course name: Fundamentals of Child Protection

Qualification: Certificate available

Payment options: $45 per person including GST

Delivery: Online

Format: 5 lessons including short video clips, quizzes and reading

Duration: 23 hours


Topics include:

  • Why protecting children from abuse and neglect is important
  • The New Zealand context
  • How to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect
  • Your responsibilities: what to do when you are concerned about a child – from support services to making a Report of Concern
  • Relevant legislation in NZ and how it applies to you, including The Privacy Act 1993 and the Vulnerable Children Act 2014
  • Child protection policies and procedures
  • Having difficult conversations


100% of users said it would help them identify child abuse and neglect in the future

100% of users said they would recommend the course to others


“I really enjoyed the training available and found it very succinct, relevant and user friendly.”

Claire Jones, Violence Intervention Coordinator, Hauora Tairawhiti


“Informative, relevant, well-presented and an eye-opener. An essential course for everyone who works with children.”

Dr Jan Arnold, GP


“Fabulous! I found it very useful, fast & informative which is great for busy people. I would recommend it as a must to anyone involved with the care & protection of children.”

Rachel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson


You can opt to receive a certificate upon completion to evidence your professional development.


You are able to log in and out of the course to allow you to work through the course at a time and rate to suit you. Your progress will not be lost.