Child Protection for Teachers
Queensland University of Technology
  • Start Date: 18 Nov, 2019
  • 2 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Feel empowered to protect your students by identifying and reporting signs of child abuse and neglect.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Learn to identify the warning signs and indicators of child abuse and neglect.


Teachers in many countries are required by law to report certain types of child abuse and neglect to relevant child protection authorities. Some nations are on the cusp of introducing mandatory reporting obligations, or have policy-based duties for reporting. All teachers can benefit from increased awareness and understanding of their roles in child protection.


This course will enable you to recognise the signs of child abuse and neglect, and learn how maltreatment impacts on children’s learning and development. It will also help you to understand your role as a reporter.


This course is designed for teaching staff and education leaders who want to improve their professional practice. It may also be of interest to student support staff, including teacher aides, school counsellors, chaplains, etc.


For Australian school educators, this course aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):



  • Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

    • 4.4 Maintain student safety



  • Engage in professional learning

    • 6.2 Improve practice



  • Engage professionally with colleagues

    • 7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities

    • 7.2 Comply with legislative requirements

    • 7.4 Engage with broader networks




For Australian educators in before-school settings, this course aligns with the following National Quality Standard:



  • Quality Area 2 - Children’s health and safety

    • Element 2.2.3 Child protection: Management, educators and staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities to identify and respond to every child at risk of abuse or neglect.




Warning: Child abuse is a sensitive issue and you may feel a range of emotions when you engage with this material. Please take care of yourself and each other as you work through this course.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Queensland University of Technology

QUT is a leading Australian university ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Our courses are in high demand, and our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years. We are a connected, relevant and collaborative institution that seeks to solve real-world challenges.

As one of Australia’s fastest growing research universities, 100 per cent of our research, at the discipline-specific level, is assessed world standard or above (Australian Government 2015 ERA). QUT Business School is in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation and one of only three providers nationwide to earn Financial Times global rankings in 2015 for its executive education programs.

Our staff are consistently recognised in national teaching awards, with QUT receiving two prestigious program awards and five citations in the 2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

With a superb location in subtropical Brisbane, the university attracts more than 47,000 students across three campuses – Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove in Brisbane’s inner city and Caboolture to the north. Some 25 per cent of students are studying at postgraduate level, and 17 per cent of our students come from overseas.

Staff and students work and study in technology-rich, world-class precincts. The national and international award-winning Science and Engineering Centre at Gardens Point is home to The Cube, acclaimed as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

You may be able to download course materials after enrolling in this course. If not, all of the necessary course materials provided by the course instructor will be available on the provider's course page.
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