Child Safety Officer Courses

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What does a Child Safety Officer do?

Child Safety Officers identify children at risk and ensure they are protected in accordance with the law. They carrying out assessments, investigations, case management and monitoring of kids in care.

As a Child Safety Officer you’ll need highly advanced interpersonal skills, including conflict management and negotiation. You’ll be meeting kids and families in their homes and often making complex decisions that will affect the long term health, safety and wellbeing of a child and their siblings.

Child Safety Officer Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Child Safety Officer.

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How much do Child Safety Officers earn?

In Australia, a full time Child Safety Officer generally earns $1,328 per week ($69, 056 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Child Safety Officers?

Opportunities in child safety are expected to grow over the next 5 years as more than 30,000 jobs in Welfare Support open up around the country (including child protection). Child Safety Officers are mainly employed by community service organisations and government departments.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Child Safety Officer?

You could get started as a Child Safety Officer with the Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention — but many positions in this field will require a bachelor’s degree. The Diploma takes about 12 months to complete. You will also require a national police check and working with children clearance.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within child welfare, youth and family intervention and youth work. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.