CHCPRT025 Identify and Report Children and Young People at Risk (RTO ID 90842)

This course supersedes CHCPRT001 Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at risk

Gain your child protection certification with the course that sets the standard for the sector. 

Under the National Quality Framework, nominated supervisors and persons in day-to-day charge must have training in child protection in order to be the responsible person in charge of a service.

CELA's certified child protection course covers everything early childhood education professionals need to know in order to feel confident and capable when it comes to child protection, no matter their level of experience in the sector. 

CELA has been delivering child protection training as a Registered Training Organisation for over 10 years. Our CHCPRT025 Identify and Report Children and Young People at Risk webinar series has recently been developed by a team of child protection specialists including early childhood education and care professionals, child protection and welfare specialists. 

The session covers legal requirements, including the responsibilities of mandatory reporters, teaches how to identify significant harm, dynamics of abuse and risk factors, and all reporting requirements for the early childhood sector (our information focus is NSW, but we provide relevant reporting information for participants from other states). It also outlines what's required in the provision of child-safe environments and teaches practical approaches to supporting children and young people who have experienced abuse, neglect and traumatic experiences. 

Participants who successfully complete the related assessment task will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for this unit. This SOA is Nationally Recognised.

Students must be working (either paid or as a volunteer) in a registered children’s service to complete the assessment requirements.

Looking for a child protection refresher course? 

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Elective PD

Completing CHCPRT025 Identify and Report Children and Young People at Risk will contribute 6 hours of PD addressing Standard 7 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Professional Engagement Standard 7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents, carers and the community. 

This course may also contribute 6 hours of Elective PD to your maintenance of teacher accreditation requirements, in line with the current Elective PD Criteria.

NESA Accredited - Scheduled webinars + inservice

Completing CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk via our 3-part webinar or inservice training will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Student/child mental health addressing Standard Descriptor 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher in NSW.

Note: Our self-paced course is not NESA Accredited. 

Why CELA's course sets the standard

Tailored for the early education sector

Our course content, authored by specialists in early childhood education and child protection, is specifically designed for ECEC scenarios. It addresses ethical challenges and conflicts of interest in diverse ECEC settings, including remote and varied socio-economic communities.

Informed by research

All course materials are informed by research and information gleaned from trusted sources, including the Australian Childhood Foundation, the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children and Guidelines around implementing a trauma-informed approach.

Engaging and interactive learning

Our training offers diverse, interactive materials based on adult learning principles. It includes a tailored NSW child protection reporting tool and promotes reflective journaling to enhance ECEC practices, with assessments linked to the EYLF V2.0 and NQS.

Comprehensive approach

CELA’s 6-hour course duration is designed to be thorough, covering child protection legislation, how to identify and respond to children and young people at risk, reportable allegations and grooming and sexualised behaviours, and how to support children and young people dealing with trauma. Our approach ensures that participants are thoroughly prepared to manage situations involving children in immediate risk, while also being empowered to consistently make child-safe choices in their everyday interactions with children. 

Continuing support for learners

All learners receive a comprehensive 96-page booklet that includes every aspect of the course materials, plus a link to an online library featuring more than 100 relevant links to resources and articles. 

We hold weekly support sessions via Zoom on the same day and time for students to discuss assessment questions, get help with navigating their learning platforms and discuss child protection topics. We are also available via phone and email from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm for all our child protection students who seek support.  

Please note: This course is only open to Australian citizens or permanent residents. By booking this course you declare that you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Completion deadline

You have 12 months to complete this course from the date of purchase. 

The Department of Education (NSW) has advised that if you are a nominated supervisor or a person in day-to-day charge of a service and have previously undertaken and completed CHCPRT001, you will continue to be accepted as holding the appropriate qualification required to meet section 162A of the National Law.

Cost and delivery modes

Scheduled Webinars - CHCPRT025

NESA Accredited PD

Three 2-hour webinar sessions, plus additional time to complete assessments (self-paced).

Note: This training supersedes CHCPRT001 Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at risk

$215 – Member
$260 – Non-Member


Self Paced - CHCPRT025

Complete in your own time and convenience. This online course is divided into 6 modules and takes approximately 6 hours, in addition to assessment tasks. We offer a weekly online support session for all students. 

Note: This course supersedes CHCPRT001 Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at risk

$205 – Member

$230 – Non-Member


Inservice Training - CHCPRT025

NESA Accredited PD

You choose the date and time, and we can deliver training by webinar, at your workplace or specific location.

Please contact us on 1800 157 818 if you wish to enquire about this mode of delivery.

For anyone considering child protection training, I would defintely recommend CELA. Their range of delivery options and the breadth of choices they offer are great. The team gained a good understanding of the topics and requirements and the interactive trainers, whom I've experienced online, are excellent at keeping participants engaged and motivated.

Natalie van Twest  - Quality Assurance and Pedagogical Manager 
Children's Services, Penrith City Council

CELA’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 90842) provides accredited, nationally recognised qualifications including our child protection training for childcare, early and middle childhood educators. We use high-quality, customised training and assessment materials written by subject matter experts to meet the unique requirements of the early childhood sector.

CELA RTO 90842 is not a CRICOS provider. We currently only accept enrolments of domestic students. Students must be working (either paid or as a volunteer) in a registered children’s service to meet the assessment requirements.

Are you looking to verify an accredited certificate issued by CELA’s RTO?

Click on the link below or scan the QR code and enter the certificate details

You and the holder of the certificate will receive an email with the verification status.

Why should certificates be verified?

Students can apply for credit transfer for a unit of competency or portions of courses when enrolling in competency-based training in other RTOs. RTOs will verify the validity of these certificates to determine if the student is entitled to a credit transfer. This process can also apply to some university qualifications.

Employers (ECEC service providers) should include certificate verification as part of their recruitment process. This ensures that the certificates and qualifications presented are true, valid, and accurate. Certificate verification can be part of the implementation of child-safe standards (standard 5).

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Delivered in a variety of 2-3 hour sessions or 2 part series, our online learning has been designed to provide information you need to know now, inspire ideas and further develop professional practice and build Teacher Accreditation hours.

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Did you know that members receive a significant discount on training?

CELA has been supporting early education and care professionals for over 40 years. 

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