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Respond to Suspected Abuse


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Respond to Suspected Abuse is an online professional development program which will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to prevent and respond appropriately to suspected abuse and assault within a family or community context.

In this online course you will learn how to identify signs of emotional and psychological abuse, as well as sexual abuse and domestic violence. You will learn how determine the level of risk and comply with legal and organisational reporting, and discover a range of strategies to manage the perpetrator of abuse.

Course Structure

Unit - Respond to suspected abuse

  • Identifying signs of suspected abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional and psychological abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Impact on children
  • Men as victims
  • Neglect
  • Noting behaviours
  • Reviewing information
  • Action plans
  • Determining level of risk
  • Legal and organisational reporting
  • Duty of care
  • Child protection and privacy legislation
  • Child questioning
  • Decisions involving minors
  • Supporting people experiencing abuse
  • Assessing effects of abuse
  • Course of action required
  • Consent from the client
  • Strategies to manage the perpetrator
  • Monitor and review action plan
  • Documenting requirements
  • Policy and procedures
  • Confidentiality and security
  • Systems and procedures
  • Act on suspicion and disclosure of abuse
  • Reporting problems
  • Improving systems and procedures


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only