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To work or volunteer in education you need to do mandatory notification training.
The training is called Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care.
We call it RRHAN-EC for short. It used to be called RAN training, or RAN-EC.
The training includes information about child protection in education.
From 1 July 2021, there are 2 approved courses for RHHAN-EC: fundamentals and masterclass.
The course you need will depend on your role.
Fundamentals – shorter course
Many people only need to do the fundamentals course. This includes:
- staff with a current certificate who need to update
- work experience students
- people on professional placement
- bus drivers
- canteen workers
- people bridging from full day Safe Environments – Through Their Eyes training
- corporate staff who do not work with children and young people
- sector office education staff (non-government schools) who do not work with children and young people.
To receive full RRHAN-EC certification, some staff must also do the masterclass.
Masterclass – extended training
Masterclass is only for specific staff who:
- work with children and young people
- are new
- do not have a current RAN-EC or RRHAN-EC certificate.
This extended training is done in 2 parts:
- A 2 hour online fundamentals course. It covers the essentials.
- A 4 hour facilitator-led masterclass. This has more advanced knowledge.
Not all staff need to do the masterclass. You can use a decision-making tool to check if this is the right course for you.
Remember, if your situation changes your training needs might change too.
For example, volunteers only need to do fundamentals. If a volunteer is later employed as a teacher, they need to do the masterclass as well.
Always check with your employer or potential employer if things change.
You can use the fundamentals course to update your current certificate.
Staff can find out more about how to keep their training current.
RRHAN-EC training is how we make sure we:
- all have the same information about mandatory notifications
- understand our role working together to safeguard children and young people.
RRHAN-EC support and access to training
Technical support for online courses — Contact your organisation’s ICT helpdesk.
Other RRHAN-EC enquiries
Contact your organisation:
- Department for Education — government schools
- Catholic Education SA — for people working with Catholic schools
- Association of Independent Schools of SA — for people working or volunteering with independent schools