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Child Protection by distance study

Statement of Attainment in 

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

NSW - QLD - ACT - VIC - TAS - SA - NT - WA

The Statement of Attainment in CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk qualification meets the Education and Care Services National Regulations requirements (see below)

Please note:
 students are required to be working or volunteering in an organisation that is accessed by children or young people to successfully complete the practical component.  

Service owners, management committees and/or Nominated Supervisors may like to ask their staff to complete the Statement of Attainment in CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk qualification to ensure they are fully aware of the laws and their obligations to meet the requirements of regulation 84 (see below).

The Education and Care Services National Regulations state:

Chapter 7  Part 7.3  Division 3  Regulation 273

   Course in child protection

The approved provider of an education and care service must ensure that the nominated supervisor of the service and any certified supervisor in day to day charge of the service has successfully completed a course in child protection approved by the New South Wales Regulatory Authority.

Chapter 4  Part 4.2  Division 1  Regulation 84

84   Awareness of child protection law

The approved provider of an education and care service must ensure that the nominated supervisor and staff members at the service who work with children are advised of—
(a)  the existence and application of the current child protection law; and
(b)  any obligations that they may have under that law.

Penalty: $1000.  Note. A compliance direction may be issued for failure to comply with this regulation.

If you have any questions about this qualification please call ECTARC on 02 4223 1111 or email    


Study process

Once enrolled, you will be given access to the online ECTARC Training Portal where you will find your learning resources and assessment tasks. Hard copies of learning guides are available on request. Assessment tasks are also completed and submitted via the ECTARC Training Portal.  You will need a computer with internet access to log on to the ECTARC Training Portal.

Read through the comprehensive learning guide as this will assist with the completion of your assessment tasks. If for some reason you do not have access to the internet please contact our office to arrange an alternative study solution. 

Assessments required

  • Completed online written assignment including attached components such as copy of service policy.

  • Third Party Report signed by a workplace supervisor

  • Video: Two (2) videos are required to be submitted demonstrating two role plays - report line call and responding to a disclosure. 

Please note, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be an option you wish to consider. Call 02 4223 1111 to speak to an ECTARC representative if you have been working in the sector for a number of years to discuss RPL.

All assessments must be submitted via the online ECTARC Training Portal.

Completion Time

The time it takes to complete is different for every person. On average, it takes approximately 20 hours to complete. 

The unit must be completed within 6 months from date of enrolment.

Course Fee

$210 - this includes learning materials, as well as access to the Student Training Portal to submit assessments.


This program can be commenced at any time of year via distance study.

Verified/Certified documentation requirement

All training organisations require students to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number and verified copies of identification to complete a Statement of Attainment qualification. You will need this to enrol in the course.

How do you get a USI?  Visit

Follow the steps here to get a USI. It is simple and quick to do.  For detailed information on the USI please visit the Australian Government's Department of Industry website at visit

Click here for information on verified and certified documentation requirements 


Please keep in mind when you enrol in a single unit that our marking turnaround time is approximately 4 weeks and may take up to 6 weeks in total to receive your Statement of Attainment. If you require this earlier we cannot always guarantee this due to requirements surrounding practical elements of the units. Please ensure you are aware of these requirements and have all components completed when you submit your assessment for marking.


A Statement of Attainment certificate is issued on the successful completion of this unit.  Reminder: All students are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) to ECTARC which then must be verified before we issue any certificates. 

PLEASE NOTE: This study pathway is not recognised as NESA accredited hours as it is delivered via distance study. If you are looking for NESA accredited hours training on this subject you will be required to undertake a webinar or face to face training, as well as an  assessment. Please click here for NESA acccredited hours training.

PLEASE NOTE: Bridging is available from CHCCHILD401A and CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk - if you have studied either of these qualifications please click here.