Child protection training
All staff must have participated in an induction or child protection awareness training and an update during the past year.
Registers must be maintained in schools and workplaces of all staff child protection training.
All new staff, including casuals, need to:
- read Child Protection Policy: Responding to and reporting students at risk of harm
- read the Child Protection Policy Guidelines: Responding to and reporting students at risk of harm
- participate in an induction or child protection awareness training on these procedures (login required).
Training reinforces staff roles and responsibilities in supporting students, as well as responding to and reporting suspected risk of harm concerns.
Mandatory child protection training 2018
The online Mandatory Child Protection Training 2018 course can be accessed by DoE staff on MyPL under Quicklinks or by selecting 'Browse Learning' and searching the catalogue by course code RG019008 or by the title Mandatory Child Protection Training 2018.
External staff or workers can register to obtain a User Name and Password to access the training at https://education.nsw.gov.au/mypl/community-members
It is a self-paced online module focussing on key child protection obligations and responsibilities, and is about 1 hour in length. It requires a staff log-on and will generate a certificate of completion, an individual MyPL record and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) accreditation. Principals will not need to schedule the course on MyPL.
This training must be completed by all staff who work directly with children and young people, during 2018. It is recommended it be completed before the end of Term 1 2018.
Mandatory child protection training 2017
The online Mandatory Child Protection Training 2017 course can be accessed by DoE staff on MyPL by selecting the link to 'Browse Learning' and searching the catalogue by course code RG01174 or by the title Mandatory Child Protection Training 2017.
Child protection update 2016
The 2016 update has one module for staff who work directly with children and young people and a separate module for corporate staff.
Module 1 can be delivered face to face and takes approximately 40 minutes. It can alternatively be completed independently by reading the material and completing a quiz, which will generate a certificate and MyPL and BOSTES accreditation.
It is recommended that the module be completed by the end of 2016.
- Presentation (PPTX 65.1 MB)
- Facilitator notes (PDF 562.33KB)
- Case study for reading (PDF 75.46KB)
- Quiz (optional - login required).
Note that the presentation file is large and may take some time to download.
The 2016 child protection update for corporate staff is available here:
Child protection update 2015
The 2015 update has three 45 minute modules for all school staff. Each module includes PowerPoint presentations, facilitator notes and handouts.
Each module is designed to be delivered face to face. Modules can alternatively be completed independently by reading the material and viewing the PowerPoint.
Identifying and responding to domestic and family violence
Educational neglect and working collaboratively with other agencies
Identifying and responding to sexual behaviours in students
For enquiries about child protection training
Mandatory Reporter Guide (MRG)
If you are concerned about the safety of a student you are encouraged to use the Mandatory Reporter Guide.
The guide helps determine whether you should make a report to the Child Protection Helpline, or identify alternative ways to support vulnerable children in cases of abuse or neglect.