The Department of Education is committed to providing professional learning programs for school staff to help increase their capacity to respond effectively to child protection concerns.
In response to amendments to the Children and Community Services Act 2004 and to support the implementation of the revised Child Protection policy, all staff are required to update their child protection professional knowledge by completing the online CPAPE.
A face-to-face option is available where the online program is inappropriate due to previous trauma, literacy issues or where technology is not sufficient to accommodate downloading material from online portals.
The online program is available on the DOE Portal through the Online Professional Learning tab. If you do not have a DOE Portal password, you can either refer to the Child Protection and Abuse Prevention online course FAQs (question 10) or contact the Child Protection Team on 9402 6124 for available options.
Face-to-face child protection professional development
A face-to-face option is available on a needs basis to be negotiated with the Child Protection Team. Contact the team at Child.Protection@education.wa.edu.au or Ph: 9402 6124 for more information.
CPAP aims to ensure school staff:
The Child Protection Team is responsible for coordinating the online professional learning program.
All teaching and non-teaching staff who have contact with children must complete CPAP. The principal must manage and facilitate the completion of the program for school staff.
Click on External Training Courses (under Related Items) to view other available professional learning openings.