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Sector specific support

The Commission for Children and Young People has contracted eight partner organisations to  develop support to help organisations in specific sectors to meet the Child Safe Standards.

These organisations are currently planning and delivering a range of  tools and activities, including:

  • face to face training
  • online learning modules
  • written and audio-visual resources
  • information and advice services.

Available support

The table below provides a summary of the types of support currently available and continuing to be developed.

You do not need to be a member of the peak body organisation to access this support and you are encouraged to register directly with these organisations.

If you are unsure what option is best for you, contact us on (03) 8601 5281.

Organisation type Support on offer Contact
A post-secondary educational service or training provider, such as:

  • TAFEs, universities and tertiary colleges
  • Vocational education providers
  • Registered training organisations
  • Private language schools
  • Residential boarding facilities
  • Tutoring businesses
  • Outdoor education providers
  • Face to face and online learning modules (including train the trainer) for learning and development staff, HR administers and managers.
  • Supplementary downloadable tools, videos and industry specific resources, including signs of harm identified in children, the approach to take in regards to risk management and a new checklist for robust recruitment practices
Online learning modules will be available on a new website due for launch in December 2016
Website: Australian Tutoring Association
Email: office@ata.edu.au 
Phone: 0408 619 714
A community-based organisation or service, such as:

  • Charities
  • Not for profits
  • Disability services
  • Counselling services
  • Youth organisations
  • Community services
  • Face to face workshops and webinars specifically for Board members and Committees.
  • Supplementary downloadable tools, videos and industry specific resources.
  • A dedicated, time limited legal advice line (until 1 January 2017).
Website: Our Community
A religious or faith-based organisation
  • Series of short, on demand videos.
  • Toolkit with sample polcieis,  templates. guielines and forms.
  • Dedicated, time limited email and phone line (unti 31 March 2017).
Website: Victorian Council of Churches
Email: vcc@vcc.org.au
Phone: (03) 9650 4511
A sports club or organisation
  • Series of full day train the trainer workshops specifically for State Sports Associations and Regional Sports Assemblies.
  • Supplementary downloadable tools and industry specific resources.
Website: VicSport
Email: admin@vicsport.com.au
Phone: (03) 9698 8100
A business that provides services for children, such as:

  • Professional baby-sitting, au pair services and nanny services
  • Party and entertainment services for children (in which children participate)
  • Amusement or play facilities for children
  • Online learning and planning tool.
  • A limited number of face to face sessions.
  • Supplementary downloadable tools and industry specific resources.
Register: Australian Nanny Association
A business that engages or employs children, such as:

  • Creative services – film, theatre, performing arts, dance and music (in which children participate or perform)
  • Photography services for children
  • Talent and beauty competitions
  • Talent scouts and casting agencies
  • Face to face training sessions, including indicators of abuse and reporting.
  • Child Safe Standards facilitator training guide, including criminal offences.
Website: Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
A transport service for children, such as:

  • Buses, coaches and taxis
A multicultural organisation or service
  • Series of face to face consultations and online survey.
  • Series of face to face workshops in metro Melbourne and regional Victoria.
  • Customised tools and promotional materials.
Website: VICSEG New Futures and Ethnic Communties Council Of Victoria
Email: childsafe@vicsegnewfutures.org.au
Phone: (03) 9353 5811
An Aboriginal organisation or service
  • Series of full day, face to face training sessions for key organisational staff.
  • Facilitator guide and supporting handouts.
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
Email: caleyc@VACCA.ORG
Email: traceyw@VACCA.ORG