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RAN-EC training required to work with the department

To be employed in the department’s schools and services you must have completed a full day Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RAN-EC) training session.

The RAN-EC training is the only course accepted by the department.

Who offers the training

It is offered by a number of approved training organisations

Who has to do this training

This training is for:

  • teaching and non-teaching staff
  • paid coaches, music instructors, swimming and aquatics instructors
  • corporate staff (unless advised by your director that the online update training is an appropriate option for you).

Renewing your training

Once employed, you will need to do the online RAN-EC update training. The update course has a 3-year training cycle. The current cycle ends 31 December 2018.

If you are applying for or renewing your teacher registration the RAN-EC is an accepted training course. 

Training for department-employed bus drivers

Bus drivers employed by the department must do a Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care 2018-2020 bus driver induction training. 

Site leaders are responsible for delivering this training.


For technical support and access to the online training

Department for Education staff should contact the ICT service desk on 8204 1866. Country callers should call 1300 363 227.

Catholic sites should call 8301 6600 and ask for the RAN help desk.

Association of Independent Schools of SA sites should call 8179 1400.

Other enquiries

Engagement and Wellbeing

Email: education.CSW [at] sa.gov.au