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The RAN-EC courses for volunteers have been updated.
Volunteers are not required to renew their RAN-EC training once they have completed the online or face to face courses.
Third party providers are non-departmental organisations that bring volunteers in to work with sites. We refer to them as volunteers from third party providers. Some examples are volunteers from The Smith Family and Kickstart for Kids.
Third party providers are responsible for providing a Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care induction to their volunteers. These organisations must confirm for department site leaders that their volunteers have received the induction. They are able to use the same materials that our department sites use in the RAN-EC course for volunteers. There are two main options:
- download and use the RAN-EC volunteer face-to-face resources
- go to the RAN-EC volunteer online course (with the site leader’s permission).
To find out how to register for the online session, volunteers must read the registration help for RAN-EC for volunteers document.
The site leader must see and record the RAN-EC certificate of participation provided by the third party provider volunteer. Volunteers who do the RAN-EC online course must also get the site leader to sign their certificate.
If it is convenient to the department site, third party providers can also send their volunteers to join the site’s RAN-EC course for volunteers.
The department recommends that third party providers:
- complete the full day RAN-EC training before they deliver the RAN-EC course for volunteers
- keep a record of who has attended a RAN-EC course for volunteers and a copy of the signed certificate of participation.
Some volunteers from third party providers might need to do the full day RAN-EC training. See sites and third party providers – RAN-EC training responsibilities for more information.
If you aren’t sure what training you or your volunteers have to do contact us.
Department for Education
Email: education.CSW [at] sa.gov.au
Catholic Education SA – for people working with Catholic schools
Phone: 8301 6600 (ask for the RAN help desk)
Association of Independent Schools of SA – for people working or volunteering with independent schools
Phone: 8179 1400