Individuals and organisations can now apply to become a certified online safety program provider.
Applicants can access the application pack online, which includes:
Any queries can be emailed to email@example.com
The funding arrangements for schools to access education delivered by certified providers are due to end 30 June 2018.
However, the Office will continue to accredit new providers until the expiration of the certified training provider scheme on 31 December 2018.
Individuals and organisations may be eligible for certification if they can satisfy the requirements set out in the Voluntary Guidelines.
For example, online safety providers that comply with the guidelines may be eligible for certification if their program is:
Applicants seeking certification must be able to meet certain requirements set out in the guidelines. These include:
Applicants must meet all of the above requirements and submit all required supporting documentation before they can be recommended for Certification.
There are five steps in the certification process:
Successful applicants will be invited to sign a licence agreement confirming the terms of their accreditation. Applicants cannot represent themselves as certified until the license agreement has been signed.
Certified providers are required to report annually to the Office about activities and compliance with the previously agreed terms. Providers are required to notify the Office immediately about significant changes to their programs.
The Office will encourage feedback from schools about the providers they engage.
The duration of the licence agreement can extend to 31 December 2018 (in line with the completion of the financial assistance program). The Office may terminate certification in certain circumstances.
For information about obtaining a Working with Children Check, please refer to the relevant agency in your state or territory.
|State / Territory||Website|
|Australian Capital Territory||www.ors.act.gov.au/community/working_with_vulnerable_people_wwvp|
|New South Wales||www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check|
|South Australia|| www.families.sa.gov.au/pages/protectingchildren/CSEHome|
The Australian Curriculum is a national curriculum for schools across Australia. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority is responsible for the development of the national curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 in specified learning areas.
All bookings and payments for programs provided by certified online safety program providers will be made direct to the individual/ organisation by a school.
Should you need assistance to complete your application, please email the Office at firstname.lastname@example.org