RAN for SA students
Child protection training requirements SA students
Undergraduate students undertaking placements in South Australia
All undergraduate tertiary students seeking a professional experience placement in South Australian early learning centres, preschools and schools are expected to provide evidence (in the form of a certificate) that they have completed the following training and requirements.
Promoting safety and wellbeing: induction for tertiary students working with children and young people in education and care sites
Curtin University provides this training for students who live in and/or seek placements in classrooms in South Australia.
To meet child protection requirements, students must:
- Attend an online lecture called ‘promoting safety and wellbeing: induction for tertiary students working with children and young people in education and care sites.
- Attend a follow up workshop for discussion and debrief. This must be completed through an online and interactive workshop with the Unit Coordinator.
- Complete the promoting safety and wellbeing induction quiz with 100% accuracy. This quiz can only be attempted after the above two steps have been completed.
Once all three components have been successfully completed, students will be issued with a certificate of completion. This certificate is a mandatory requirement for all pre-service teachers undertaking professional experience placements within South Australia. This certificate will form part of the clearance documents required by the School of Education, Curtin University and professional experience placement settings located in South Australia.
- These child protection training requirements are ONLY relevant to students who live in and/or seek placements in classrooms in South Australia.
- A promoting safety and wellbeing induction certificate must be obtained and must be valid prior to the commencement of any professional experience placement.
- Before the expiration of a promoting safety and wellbeing certificate, students are required to complete the Foundation course: Responding to abuse and neglect – education and care (RAN-EC) training session.
- To work with children and young people on South Australian Department for Education sites students must do RAN-EC training about child protection responsibilities.
- If undergraduate students are unable to complete the promoting safety and wellbeing induction training they must complete the RAN-EC training session.
- Sites that require child protection training include schools, preschools, children’s centres and out of school hours care services.
- Refer directly to Department for Education guidance on training required at https://www.education.sa.gov.au/working-us/responding-abuse-and-neglect-training/ran-ec-child-protection-training
Postgraduate students (Master of Teaching students)
Postgraduate students must complete a full day, face-to-face Foundation course: Responding to abuse and neglect – education and care (RAN-EC) training session.
Approved training organisations for RAN-EC full day training (https://www.education.sa.gov.au/working-us/responding-abuse-and-neglect-training/approved-training-organisations-ran-ec-full-day-training). Booking enquiries can be made by contacting the organisation of choice.