Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts.


Indicators of the different types and dynamics of abuse as they may apply to age, gender, disability, culture and sexuality.
Child protection legislation in the relevant state or territory.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Impact of risk of harm.
Duty of care responsibilities.
Trauma-informed care.
Ethical considerations.
Overview of legal system and how it pertains to the job role.
Organisation standards, policies and procedures.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.