All the training you need to understand how to develop the capacity to protect children and young people from abuse and exploitation

Child Safe Training

We have delivered high quality and affordable training for 30 years.

Learning with the Australian Childhood Foundation improves your knowledge, skills and confidence. We offer different training options to fit your needs as an individual, a staff group or an entire organisation. Much of our training is now delivered online through webinars, virtual classrooms and self-paced anytime programs. We are a Registered Training Organisation so some our courses lead directly to a vocational qualification.

We can also tailor training and capacity building programs for your organisation or workforce using any combination of approaches that fit the best for you and your budget.

It has never been easier or affordable to learn more about the practice of child safety and important related knowledge.

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If there isn’t one scheduled near you, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.


Our Safeguarding Children Course is a self-paced any time learning program designed for all staff and volunteers in organisations that provide an activity or program to children and young people. So far, more than 180 000 people have accessed this Course across Australia and New Zealand. In two hours, the training covers a range of topics including identifying and responding to incidents of child abuse and exploitation, understanding relevant legislation in place in a local jurisdiction and the importance of the code of conduct.

It is interactive and full of additional reading and resources which keeps the attention of the learners throughout it. Personnel can complete it in their own time and at their own pace. Learners can leave the training and pick it up again at the same place when they are ready. It is competency based involving a set of knowledge checks and quizzes. At the end, the successful learner is provided with a Certificate of Completion.

This Course is only available to organisations who subscribe to it for their staff and volunteers. It is suitable for individuals at all levels of the organisation ranging from Board Directors to operational personnel. The self-administration kiosk allows an organizational administrator to easily enroll participants, monitor completion rates and produce reports required for audit and compliance purposes.

If your organisation has provided you with an Enrollment Key, access the Course Now with the button below.


If your organisation wants to purchase a subscription, click the button below and we will get back to you about how much it costs. It is very affordable and easy to use. It will make meeting your training requirements for Child Safe compliance simple and effective.

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Customised training to match your unique setting and organizational needs

We will work with you to identify exactly what training your organisaiton needs and how to best deliver it within the budget you have available. We then co-design a training package that can include virtual classrooms, online self-paced learning, face to face and other formats that will maximise the uptake for your Board, managers, and operational staff – tailored to your sector and industry. The content is put together using relevant examples and case scenarios.

We also deliver Integrated Child Safe Learning Experiences for Organisations on key implementation areas, including:

  • Safeguarding culture and leadership
  • Recruitment and screening
  • Responding to serious incidents
  • Conversations with parents, children and young people
  • Auditing skills for self-assessment
  • Having difficult conversations with personnel
  • Appropriate behaviour for personnel
  • Implementing Codes of Conduct
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Respondiong to harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people
  • Understanding and applying National Child Safe Principles
  • Responding to disclosures of abuse and exploitation
  • Identifying and resourcing policies that respond to vicarious trauma for staff and volunteers
  • Institutional Betrayal and Institutional Courage.

The training is affordable and able to be delivered to suit the availability of the staff and volunteers in your organisation.

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