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BRIDGING  
to update your Child Protection qualification

Statement of Attainment in 

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


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



If you have studied either of the following qualifications you may be eligible to complete bridging:

  • CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


What is bridging?

If you have attained a Statement of Attainment in either the CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk or CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk you can complete bridging to achieve the Statement of Attainment in CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk. Bridging involves reading learning materials and completing an assessment to update your knowledge and skills to ensure you meet the requirements of CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk.



The Statement of Attainment in CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 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

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 info@ectarc.com.au    


  

Study process

Once enrolled, you will be posted a learning guide and assessment tasks to complete. Read through the learning guide as this will assist with the completion of your assessment tasks. 


Assessments required

  • Completed written assignment including attached components such as copy of service policy
  • Third Party Report signed by a workplace supervisor
  • 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.

Completion time

Approximately 10 hours to complete. The assessment must be completed and submitted within 12 months from date of enrolment.


    Enrolment

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


Marking

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.


Certification

A Statement of Attainment 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.