Professional Development

Child Protection Refresher Course

Course Code ME_003

Course Overview

Child Protection Course Snapshot

The child protection refresher eLearning course has been expertly designed by our team of learning designers to support the implementation of high-quality child protection practices for those working in an early childhood setting or childcare environment. Go beyond just definitions and broad explanations and start to dig deeper.

Explore why child protection is essential for all early childhood professionals. Learn current childhood protection laws, key skills to identify signs of child abuse or neglect and your role and responsibilities when children’s wellbeing and safety are at risk. Debust the myths and uncover what best practice is when it comes to Child Protection within an Early Childhood or Childcare setting.

Duration   45 min
Fees   $24.50
Study Options   Online self-paced
Commencing   Available now

Who is this for?

This training has been designed by our team of sector professionals and built by our learning experience designers for delivery targeted to all early childhood professionals.

If you work in the following workplaces, then this module will support you to meet your requirements under the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 which states that refresher training is a mandatory yearly training requirement:

  • Family Day Care
  • Childcare
  • Long Day Care
  • Sessional Kindergartens
  • Early Learning Services
  • Preschool


So refresh your existing knowledge with this short eLearning course that will transform your practices and update your skill set to advance your practice and support sector best practice in child protection.

Study Options

Being that this is a short course refresher training for Early Childhood Educators, we will be using micro-modules to categorise and break down the information into bite-sized chunks of eLearning content. Each module has been designed to contain roughly 3 – 5 minutes of content.

Module 1 – Introduction
Module 2 – Myths and Untruths
Module 3 – Obligations & Responsibilities
Module 4 – What is abuse
Module 5 – Types of abuse
Module 6– Indicators of abuse
Module 7 – Disclosures
Module 8 – How to respond
Module 9 – Documentation
Module 10 – Triage & Reporting
Module 11 – Agencies and Departments
Module 12 – Ethics & Professionalism
Module 13 – Research & Statistics
Module 14 – Risk Factors
Module 15 – Building Child Safe Environments
Module 16 – Additional Resources

Apply for this course

Child Protection Refresher TrainingOnline Self-Paced Learning$24.50

Click the enrol now button to seamlessly go through the sign-up process and immediately begin your learning. All you will need to enrol is your:

  • First Name.
  • Last Name.
  • Email Address.
  • Mobile Number.

This information is only collected to create a user account in our learner portal so that you can access your eLearning modules.

Alternatively, click the enrol someone else if you are signing up other people on their behalf such as a centre director or approved provider sending through team members.

In the event that the course you are looking for does not have any openings, you can request the learning be opened by filling out an enquire now form.

If you are looking to enrol multiple people, or would like a bespoke training such as a whole group learning option, please use the enquire now form by clicking the enquire now button and leave your requirements. A member of our training team will get in contact to organise a speciality pricing option for you that meets your learning needs.

Child Protection is the process of preventing and responding to children suffering or likely to suffer from significant harm and is enshrined in early childhood through various laws, policies and standards that aim to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of children.

Within our communities children and young people are the most vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, and neglect. This is due to being dependent on adults to meet their basic needs, their voices and needs are often not heard in an adult world and in some cases, they are not seen as contributing or equal members of our community. Children do not have the ability to choose their social or physical environments they live in, and it is for all these reasons we have many child protection organisations to help protect these children.

As an educator it is important to understand your role and responsibility in keeping children safe and how to identify and respond to children at risk.

How Will I Learn?

At Making Education, we want to make a difference by making it different.

We have redesigned what eLearning means, to bring you a sequenced and well thought out learning experience.

As you navigate this course, you will find that you have a facilitator guiding you on your journey. This will be used to ensure you stay on the right path and always know where you’re at.

Milestones and modules will also be used to break up the information into bite sized pieces, so that it all makes sense.

Quizzes and questions will provide you with learner feedback, helping you to get a sense for where you’ve been, and where you’re going on the journey.

Further learning and extension activities are also scattered throughout the course to provide you with rich reflection and opportunities to extend your knowledge further.

At the end of each section, you will be guided back to how this might be transferred to an early learning work environment to support you in implementing high quality education and care for all children.

For the best learning experience, we recommend full engagement with the learning materials and following the reflective prompts, questions and further learning tasks which will assist you to turn theory and knowledge into hands on practices and strategies.

Our eLearning modules are indented to provide learners with hands on and real world strategies, ideas and concepts which are ready to be implemented in your current workplace, whether that be a daycare, childcare, early learning or family day care environment.

At Making Education, we also advocate and recommend that once you have finished, you don’t rush on to the next task but instead sit for at least 10 – 15 minutes upon completion to reflect on your learning and let it sink in. This thinking time will support you to more effectively turn what you’ve just learnt into actionable steps to update and add to your current practices.

Underpinning this course are our in-house designed and developed Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s).

L.O 1 – To know your obligations and required duty of care while working as an educator within an early childhood service.

L.O 2 – Understand and Identify the different types of abuse and their indicators.

L.O 3 – Demonstrate an awareness for how to best respond to identified or disclosed cases of abuse, including documenting and escalating the case through appropriate reporting channels.

L.O 4 – Build on your knowledge of how you can create a child safe environment and use sector best practice to support your child protection work within your context.

L.O 5 – Develop a robust practice toolkit in responding and working with child protection in young children.

L.O 6 – Be equipped with the necessary understanding to confidently conduct your role, and following your training obligations.

Being that this is a short course refresher training for Early Childhood Educators, we will be using micro-modules to categorise and break down the information into byte-sized chunks of eLearning content. Each module is designed to contain roughly 3 – 5 minutes of content. You are more then welcome to come and go from the learning, but it has been designed to be completed comfortably in one sitting.

Module 1 – Introduction

Module 2 – Myths and Untruths

Module 3 – Obligations & Responsibilities

Module 4 – What is abuse

Module 5 – Types of abuse

Module 6– Indicators of abuse

Module 7 – Disclosures

Module 8 – How to respond

Module 9 – Documentation

Module 10 – Triage & Reporting

Module 11 – Agencies and Departments

Module 12 – Ethics & Professionalism

Module 13 – Research & Statistics

Module 14 – Risk Factors

Module 15 – Building Child Safe Environments

Module 16 – Additional Resources

The cost of this program is per learner.
For large group bookings or to sign up an entire team, discounts apply!

2 – 55%
6 – 97%
10 – 149%
15 – 1911%

Contact us through the enquire now form, or get in contact with us via:

Phone: (03) 9125 1790

This professional development may contribute up to 90 minutes of training.

A statement of attainment will be generated for you upon completion of the professional development.

Important Notice:

Under national law and regulations, it is required that:

162A Persons in day-to-day charge and nominated supervisors to have child protection training.

The approved provider of an education and care service must ensure that each nominated supervisor and each person in day-to-day charge of the service has successfully completed the child protection training (if any) required by or under the law of this jurisdiction, a Government protocol applying to the approved provider in this jurisdiction or otherwise required by this jurisdiction.

It is also excepted sector best practice to have every educator who works with young children be trained in child protection and engage in 12-month refreshers.

Enrol today and be ahead of the curve!

Once enrolled, you will have access to our student support team via email or phone.
Phone calls can be made on all weekdays except for all Victorian public holidays.
Monday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Wednesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Saturday: No Phone Support.
Sunday: No Phone Support.

Emails may be sent at a time that best suits the learner, and we encourage any student needed support to reach out via email whenever it best suits them. Our student support team will endeavour to reply via email within 48 hours of the email being read.
Please note: Long weekends may affect these response times.

Our trainers will also be there to help you on the day during any face to face study component.

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