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To work or volunteer with children and young people on department sites you must do training about your child protection responsibilities.
Sites include schools, preschools, children’s centres and out of school hours care services.
The training is called Responding to Abuse and Neglect –Education and Care (RAN-EC). It outlines your child protection role as a team member in education.
RAN-EC training is how we make sure we all have the same information and understand our role working together to keep children and young people’s safety and wellbeing at the centre of what we do. There is a set of courses available to meet the department’s requirements.
Each of these courses is targeted to a specific audience and most have minimum requirements.
- Find out what course is right for you.
|Foundation course: Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care||New education employees|
|Update course: Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care||Existing education employees|
|Child Safe Environments (CSE) to RAN-EC bridging course||Employees with a current CSE certificate (issued within the last 3 years) who work with education services|
|Volunteers face-to-face course: Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care||Volunteers|
|Volunteers online course: Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care||Volunteers (if online option is recommended by the site leader)|
|Bus drivers course: Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care||New bus drivers employed by the Department for Education|
|Promoting safety and wellbeing (RAN-EC induction for tertiary students)||University students who want to do a professional placement|
Service providers who aren't part of the Department for Education have different training requirements.
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.
Department for Education
Email: education.CSW [at] sa.gov.au
Catholic Education SA – only for people working with Catholic schools
Phone: 8301 6600 (ask for the RAN help desk)
Association of Independent Schools of SA
Phone: 8179 1400