Online Course: CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Before enrolling into the online course - Students must either be employed in the childcare sector or find a workplace which allows them to volunteer their time to perform the tasks. This workplace must be willing to provide a third party observer to witness the demonstrations by the student and to complete a third party report form.

Please note: You will require a smart phone or camera attached to your computer or tablet to complete the practical requirements of the Training Package.

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The cost of the online course is $195.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)     

Before you enroll into this course:  If you don’t have a USI you will need to obtain one from the following website

Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from if a USI is not supplied and verified with a certificate cannot be issued to you.

Online Course Requirements and Details

Learning content is provided in an online format within the course. The assessment component consist of multiple choice questions, written questions, supervisor reports, supervisor videos, student self-video assessments and incident report forms.

Please note that all case studies within this course are fictional. As a wide variety of job descriptions and workplace environments exist, case studies may not always cover all types of possible scenarios encountered within your job role or scope of work.

However, these case studies should allow you to apply your decision making and duty of care responsibility across the board, when recognising and responding to children and young people at risk.

General requirements         

Must have a computer, tablet or smart phone (or camera attached to your computer or tablet), computer skills and be able to print and fill out forms. Must be either employed, find a workplace to volunteer time or have a trainer provide a workplace to be observed performing set out tasks.

Foundation skill requirements

Foundation skills are the underpinning communication skills required for participation in the workplace, the community and in adult education and training.

  • Reading – in order to read and understand forms and to make accurate reports
  • Writing – in order to record details of children and young people at risk and to make reports using handwritten skills and computer skills
  • Oral communication – to communicate to other personnel and children and young people at risk

What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Required skills:

  • Implemented work practices which support the protection of children and young people, including:

           -  complying with  regulations, legislations and duty of care responsibilities

           -  employing child-focused work practices to uphold the rights of children and young people

           -  maintaining confidentiality

           -  providing appropriate responses in the protection of children and young people

  • Read and interpreted the procedures for reporting children at risk in line with organisational expectations and legislative requirements.

Required knowledge:

  • Indicators of the different types and dynamics of abuse as they may apply to age, gender, disability, culture and sexuality
  • Child protection legislation in the relevant state or territory
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Impact of risk of harm
  • Duty of care responsibilities
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Ethical considerations including:

           -  approaches that incorporate the conventions on the rights of the child, and human rights

           -  obligations as defined by the job specification and employing organisation

           -  obligations as stated in relevant codes of practice, licensing, accreditation registration to professional bodies, service agreements

           -  principles of ethical decision-making

  • Overview of legal system and how it pertains to the job role, in particular:

           -  child protection system, including reporting protocols, responses to reporting and interagency policies

           -  state/territory requirements and processes for notifying suspected abuse and reporting process

           -  statutory and policy requirements relating to job role

  • Organisation standards, policies and procedures.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment – Theory

The theory/knowledge component of this course consist of online multiple choice, short answer and student self-video assessments. 

Assessment – Practical - Physical demonstrations (skills)

Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

The practical component of this course consist of supervisor reports, supervisor videos, student self-video assessments and incident report forms.


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