Local Government Children’s Workers – Child Protection Course


Gain the skills you need with Local Government Children’s Workers – Child Protection Course.

ACCESS PERIOD: 3 months from enrollment date

** For alternative payment options, please click on “Further Information” below **


What will I learn?

  • Understand why protecting children and young people from abuse and neglect is important.
  • Be able to recognise signs of potential abuse and neglect.
  • How to report your concerns, and to whom, and how to document them.
  • To be confident to follow the ‘Four R’s’ approach: recognise, respond, report and record.

Who is this course for?

There are two types of children’s worker – ‘core’ or ‘non-core’. A core worker may be someone who is the only person present with children or young people, or a person who has primary authority, or responsibility, for children and young people including (but not limited to):

  • Customer service representative
  • Gardener
  • Community centre advocate
  • Lifeguards and swim coach

Key Information

Format: 8 lessons including short video clips, quizzes and reading
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Delivery: Online
Certificate: Certificate of Completion issued on successful completion of course
Price (incl.GST): $50.00 per person
Payment Options:
CREDIT CARD – Online credit card payment (‘Add to cart’) is recommended for purchasing a course for an individual.
INVOICE – If purchasing this course for a group, please click here to complete our Invoice Request Form.  An invoice can also be requested for single course purchases.  Once an invoice is paid an access code will be emailed to the purchaser.  This code can then be forwarded to those needing to create a Safeguarding Children account and begin their online course.

“The course was easy to follow, used multiple forms of media and was targeted at the right level. It kept my interest all the way. It’s great being able to resume the course from where you have left off too.”

“It was invaluable! Seeing the things we do in our roles, it was a good exercise in not glossing over things. The line about ‘one piece of the puzzle’ really resonated.”

“I liked the way we were not under time pressure and could complete the sections when we had available time. I thought the topics were handled sensitively and that we were given good tools to cope with difficult situations, if they should ever arise.”

“The course was informative and gave you the right procedures to follow if you suspected a child was at risk.”

“I see this course as an absolute ‘must’ for anybody that works with or alongside children and colleagues who work with children.”

“This should be mandatory for all government workers, regardless of area of work; it’s so necessary for us to be aware of our expectations and the legalities surrounding child wellbeing.”

“Very well put together and easy to understand, I found the straightforward approach very hard on the emotions but necessary for the topics.”