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RAN-EC training required to work with the department

To be employed in the department’s schools and services you must have attended a full day, Responding to Abuse and Neglect - Education and Care (RAN-EC) training session.

This applies to:

The RAN-EC training is the only course accepted by the department. It is offered by a number of approved training organisations

Once employed, you will need to do online RAN-EC update training. The update course is offered in a 3 year training cycle. The current cycle ends 31 December 2018.

If you are applying for or renewing your teacher registration the RAN-EC is an accepted training course. 

Child protection training for pre-service teachers and tertiary students

If you are a tertiary student doing or wanting to do a professional placement in centres, schools and preschools you must complete: 

  • the full day RAN-EC training


  • the promoting safety and wellbeing: induction for tertiary students working with children and young people in education and care sites training.

See professional experience placements in SA government schools, preschools and centres for more details.

Training for volunteers and department employed bus drivers

Specific RAN-EC training is required for:

Engagement and Wellbeing

Phone: 8226 0870
Email: DECD.CSW [at] sa.gov.au