Short Course in Child Protection

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Short Course in Child Protection

Recent history has amply demonstrated the need to identify and respond to children and young people at risk. Churches across Australia are working hard to ensure that ministries and churches are safe for children. This nationally accredited course is designed to complement these efforts by further developing skills and knowledge relating to reportable conduct, prevention of risk, and relevant legislative frameworks.

The course is recommended for chaplaincy workers, church leaders, and anyone who helps out in children and youth ministry, or in a profession where it’s important for you to understand how to effectively protect the children and young people in your care. 

This course covers the following nationally recognised Unit of Competency: CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk, taught through St Mark’s RTO (#88072). You will be awarded a Statement of Attainment on completion of the course and all assessment tasks.

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This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to safely and ethically prevent risks to children in care and oversee an enduring safe church culture. The course involves simulated practice of interpersonal interactions, and receiving feedback from supervisors and peers

The course covers the following nationally recognised VET Unit of Competency:

  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Those who successfully complete the course and all assessment tasks will be eligible for a statement of attainment for this unit of competency.

Assessment for this course involves a range of practical and written tasks. It involves simulated practice of interpersonal interactions, and receiving feedback from supervisors and peers.

The course is taught through a 2-day intensive, followed by accompanying online work and assessment tasks.

The course normally takes approximately one month to complete all components.

The course intensives dates for 2019 are 22 & 23 November.

The course is taught through a 2-day intensive, accompanying online work and assessment tasks.

Canberra Campus

15 Blackall Street, BARTON  ACT 2600

 

Last day of application

  • Tuesday 19 November 2019

Intensive Dates

  • Friday 22 November 2019
  • Saturday 23 November 2019

 

The cost of the course is $300.

Candidates must be able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, in English. They must provide a letter from an appropriate person (e.g. supervisor, chaplain, minister of religion) stating that they are an appropriate person to pursue training in pastoral care.

Candidates must also be prepared to engage with distressing material related to child abuse, and willing to undertake self-reflection activities and receive constructively critical feedback.

The two units of competency that comprise this Short Course are core units of competency in the nationally recognised qualification, CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. It is also a unit of competency that forms part of several other community sector qualifications.

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