Community Services

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk.

Unit Code: CHCPRT001

Unit Overview

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported that in 2019–20, around 175,000 children aged 0 - 17 (or 31 per 1,000) received child protection services.

This unit will provide students with current skills and knowledge to understand support and protection strategies for children and young people who are at risk of harm, and how to use this knowledge to make a difference. Planned integration of Dimensions of Competency, Foundation Skills and Principles of Assessment ensures your learners will find this unit interesting, educational, and practical as they apply life and learning experiences to a real or simulated workplace environment.

The eLearning modules and assessments will help learners gain skills and knowledge to be job-ready to:

  • Support and protect children and young people who are at the risk of harm
  • Uphold the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
  • Understand and use ‘duty of care’ and reporting procedures
  • Apply ethical and nurturing practices
  • Use legislation, standards, policies, and procedures.


Prerequisites and assessment

Skills must be demonstrated in the workplace. In addition, simulations and scenarios must be used where the full range of contexts and situations cannot be provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely. These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe or is impractical.


Qualification and Training package mapping

This unit is delivered across three training packages including:

  • Health Services (HLT)
  • Community Services (CHC)
  • Creative Arts and Culture (CUA)