Graduate Certificate in Safeguarding Children and Young People

Our ACU Graduate Certificate in Safeguarding Children and Young People aims to develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues and responses to safeguarding children and young people, exploring the conditions and factors that facilitate or impede child-safe environments.

Flexible choices for individuals

You can enrol in an award program, or in individual units.

Flexible choices for organisations

We can develop a tailored program to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

You can choose a pathway that aligns with your professional role from a range of units:

  • Safeguarding Children: Ethics, Values and Practices
  • Safeguarding Children: Legal Frameworks and Governance
  • The Theology of Childhood: Close to the Mystery of God
  • Safeguarding Children: Implications for Professional Practice
  • Safeguarding Children: Policy in Context
  • Safeguarding Children: The Child’s Rights in Practice
  • Safeguarding Children: Child Welfare Context and Policy
  • Safeguarding Children: Risk, Awareness, Responses and Mitigation
  • Safeguarding Children: Education and Prevention

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Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

This portal is aimed at people working in youth-serving organizations to help them better prevent and respond to harm to children.

If you would like to talk to a trained professional about what you’ve seen on the Portal, or need help, please call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.


If you believe a child or young person is in immediate danger, call Police on 000.

Emergency and safety

Further information

For further information on crisis responses and reporting child abuse and neglect, see: Australian Institue of Family Studies website.

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