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CHCPRT025 Identify and Report Children and Young People at Risk (RTO ID 90842) - Self-Paced Online

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

Study CHCPRT025 online at your own pace with live weekly support sessions from sector experts.

Services have an ongoing responsibility to ensure that their nominated supervisor and staff members who work with children maintain up-to-date knowledge of child protection law (Reg 84). This unit from the CHC Community Services Training Package meets this requirement. 

CELA has been delivering child protection training as a Registered Training Organisation for over 10 years, and as a peak body for early education and care, we have been trusted by hundreds of services to educate their teams on this topic.

Our self-paced course covers legal requirements, including the responsibilities of mandatory reporters. You will learn how to identify significant harm, the 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). Participants will learn what is required to provide child-safe environments, as well as practical approaches to supporting children who have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma.

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. 

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. 

Other notes about this course: 

This course supersedes CHCPRT001 - Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk. CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk is a new non-equivalent Unit of Competency (UoC).  

This new unit has been written by CELA's team of child protection specialists including early childhood education and care professionals, early childhood teachers and family court professionals.  

You will need to formally enrol in our student management system before commencing this course. A link to your electrocnic enrolment form will be provided to you in your booking confirmation email.

New child protection topics discussed and assessed in CHCPRT025 include:  

  • Barriers to reporting child abuse and disclosures  
  • Professional boundaries 
  • Risk and protective factors in diverse domains 
  • Dynamics of abuse 
  • Enhanced duty of care 
  • Privacy and confidentiality 
  • Trauma informed care and strengths-based approaches 


About the self paced format

  • You can enrol into our self-paced, online course at any time that suits you.
  • Student materials and the relevant assessments can be accessed via CELA’s easy to use eLearning Platform and resource library.
  • Our course is divided into 6 modules and takes approximately 6 hours to complete, in addition to assessment tasks.
  • Modules contain a variety of materials to suit every learning style, including short videos, presentations and quizzes and a moderated discussion forum where questions will be answered by our sector expert. Additional facilitator support is available via email.
  • All course materials have been informed by research, designed by education specialists and tailored for the education sector.
  • Language, literacy and numeracy support is available — access our live weekly online support sessions or email for quick response support from our team.

Course details

Duration: Complete the course in your own time and convenience. The course is divided into 6 modules and takes approximately 6 hours plus between 2-8 hours for assessments.

Submissions: Assessments are to be submitted via email or via post upon completion. Assessment tasks are due 12 weeks from the last day of training.

Eligibility: 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. Plus, 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.

Location: Online by accessing our dedicated online e-learning platform.


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).

Your bonus: CELA's comprehensive child protection e-book

Our 117-page booklet walks you through every aspect of the course materials for easy reference once your webinar is complete.



You have 12 months to fully complete this course from the month you have purchased it.  

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. 



Elective PD

Teachers may consider using this course towards their Elective PD hours, to maintain teacher accreditation requirements, in line with the Elective PD Guidelines. 

Elective PD

National Quality Standard Areas

Area 1 – Educational Program Practice

Area 2 – Children's health and safety

Area 3 – Physical environment

Area 4 – Staffing arrangements

Area 5 – Relationships with children

Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

Area 7 – Governance and leadership

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CHCPRT025 - Identify & Report Children and Young People at Risk (RTO ID: 90842) - 3 Part Webinar

Note: 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 - Now NESA Accredited.

CHCPRT025 Identify and Report Children and Young People at Risk is a comprehensive child protection course that provides training around all aspects of abuse, reporting requirements and legal obligations for early childhood professionals.

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NQS Areas:

2, 5, 7

Available Dates

1, 2 & 3 May 24

12, 19 & 26 Jun 24

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