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RCLDS provides training and learning opportunities for residential care workers across Victoria.
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Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
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The Raising Expectations project aims to help young and mature care leavers access higher education.
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This is a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) module – Fire safety induction program for 24 hour supported accommodation.
Since December 2013, the training requirements for staff working in 24 hour government funded and managed residential facilities has changed – the strategy now focuses on ‘safe place and safe people’.
The use of first attack emergency equipment by staff is no longer recommenced as part of fire and emergency management. Fire safety requirements are outlined in the Interim department wide fire safety training strategy.
There is no Team Talk follow up discussion required for completion of this module and the Centre does not issue certificates of completion.
How will enrolments work for the online training?
Once you have signed them up here, your staff will be enrolled as soon as possible. You may enrol them any time up until the end of June.
They will receive an email with their login details for the Moodle (our online learning management system) and will then have up to three months to complete the course at their own pace. The three month period commences from the date of enrolment – i.e. even if your staff are enrolled at the end of June, they will still have three months to complete the course.
How long will the training take? Will I need any special equipment?
Although staff will have three months to finish the training in, it won’t take anywhere near that long!
On average, this course will take approximately 2 hours. One of the key benefits of online learning, however, is that staff can complete the courses in their own time. If they have to stop, the Moodle will remember where they were up to and allow them to pick up from there when they come back.
Staff will not need any special equipment for the training, beyond a computer with a reliable internet connection. All online courses designed by the Centre for Excellence are customised for both desktop computer (Mac and PC), tablets and smartphones.