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Fundamentals course: Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care

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This is a short course about mandatory notifications and child protection in education.

This course is all most people need.

If you are an employee who is new or has an expired RRHAN-EC certificate, you probably also need the masterclass.

Course details

Course type: self-directed, online
Knowledge set: essentials
Running time: 2 hours
Cost: free
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Minimum requirements


Suitable for

Most people in education. This includes:

  • volunteers
  • 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.

In person option for some volunteers

For some volunteers, the online course might not be suitable. A face-to-face version of this course is available. Site leaders can contact their organisation for more information about running an in-person training session.

On its own, this course is not suitable for

Staff in specific roles who:

  • are new
  • do not have a current RRHAN-EC certificate.

These specific staff need to do training in 2 parts.

  • Part 1 is this fundamentals course.
  • Part 2 is the masterclass.

See the masterclass course page for the list of specific staff. You should always check which training is right for your role.

Statutes Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse) Act 2021

The Statutes Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse) Act 2021 came into operation on 1 June 2022. It includes 2 new offences which carry a penalty of imprisonment. The offences relate to failure to report and protect a child from sexual abuse.

The department’s RRHAN-EC training does not include information about these new offences. However, all employees, contractors and volunteers must understand your legal obligations.

For more information, read new criminal offices under Statutes Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse) Act 2021.

Endorsed by

This course was developed and is endorsed by:

  • the Department for Education
  • Catholic Education South Australia
  • Association of Independent Schools of South Australia.

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: