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Protecting Children — Reporting and Other Legal Obligations

Training requirements

Child Safe Standards training

The department has developed training resourcesExternal Link for schools to train staff, volunteers and school councils on the Child Safe Standards and Ministerial Order 1359.

Mandatory reporting training

School staff can use the Protecting children – Mandatory reporting and other obligations e-learning module to learn how to protect the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. This module is available on LearnED which is accessed through eduPayExternal Link (staff login required – type ‘child protection’ into the search function on LearnED).

Requirements – school staff

School staff who are:

  • mandatory reporters must complete the module once per calendar year
  • not mandatory reporters are strongly encouraged to complete the module once per calendar year.

Requirements – region and area staff

Department staff who:

  • are mandatory reporters must undertake the training once per calendar year
  • have roles that engage with students or provide advice to schools about mandatory reporting or child safety are strongly encouraged to undertake the training once per calendar year.

Accessing 'Protecting Children' e-learn module

The Protecting children – Mandatory reporting and other obligations e-learning module is available on LearnED, which is accessed through eduPayExternal Link (staff login required).

Government school staff who are mandatory reporters are automatically enrolled into this course.

Alternatively, all staff can login to eduPay and search for 'Protecting Children' and self-enrol.

Staff can generate their certificate of completion in eduPay by selecting: 'My Learning > History > Select Course > Print'. This certificate will remain part of your learning record on eduPay.

For further advice refer to Online learning for schoolsExternal Link .

Includes information on Child Safe Standards Training, Mandatory Reporting Training and requirements for school, region and area staff

Reviewed 12 July 2022

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