Child Protection Skill Set

A Brief Description

CHCSS00141 – Child Protection provides a set of skills for undertaking child protection functions in a variety of roles in the community services sector. Work may involve providing support to children, families or communities. 

This Skill Set is targeted at individuals currently working in the child protection sector or with existing qualifications or experience in community services roles seeking to broaden their skills in child protection.

Skill Set Overview

Horizon2 is a specialist training provider with a training team of experienced community service professionals. Through this team of industry professionals you have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised Skill Set — CHCSS00141 – Child Protection provides. Successful candidates will need to complete 4 units of competency. 


CHCPRT025 – Identify and report children and young people at risk
CHCPRT026 – Support the rights and safety of children and young people
CHCPRT027 – Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care


You will be asked to complete 4 subjects via online learning. You may also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning if you believe you already have the knowledge and skills relevant to a particular unit or units. An RPL application must be submitted at the time of enrolment and the onus is on the student to provide sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence against each of the units. Where there are gaps in your evidence, a professional conversation with your assessor may provide additional evidence. Your assessor may also ask you to provide further evidence to substantiate your claim of competency in a particular unit/s.

Where gaps in evidence remain – that is that you cannot be considered competent on the evidence provided, gap training will be made available to you. For gap training, you will be provided with workbooks and given assessments to complete. It is possible that gap training might include practical assessments.


This is a self-paced program so the time to complete depends on the rate of submission. It is anticipated the process will take up to 6 months and is mostly dependent on you completing the assessment so that your assessor can review it. We will move at your pace and support you to set achievable goals


This Skill Set is targeted at individuals currently working in the child protection sector or with existing qualifications or experience in community services roles


This qualification does not involve a mandatory Vocational Placement. However, the units in this qualification may require additional work-based assessments. we strongly endorse and encourage you to take on volunteer work while studying This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training


We understand that times can be tough, so we offer payment plans that can be negotiated with you via Pay Advantage or you can use HUMM EZIPAY. Applicants of a Pay Advantage payment plan will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. 

You can talk to a member of the enrolments team about your particular circumstances at any time. Just call 1300 889 564 or send us an enquiry. We are here to help and can devise an alternative payment plan for you, if required. We will not ask you to pay any more than $1500 in advance of any service provided.


Queensland (QLD) Funding:
Eligible applicants may apply to study this Skill Set under Queensland Skills Assure funding. To be eligible for the special pricing associated with this funding, students must meet the eligibility criteria.
You can read more about the funding we have available in QLD and courses that we are currently funded for on our QLD Funding page.

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