Safeguarding Essentials is a 30-minute online training module for all clergy and volunteers within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. Employees will soon be able to access the training module on Employment Hero.
This accessible and engaging resource provides clergy and volunteers with foundational knowledge in relation to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable persons from abuse and harm.
The purpose of this training is to provide our clergy and volunteers with:
This will be:
At the completion of the training:
To access the online training go to: www.safeguarding.melbournecatholic.org
To login, each volunteer or clergy member will need:
To register, clergy will need to select ‘Archdiocese of Melbourne’ from the dropdown menu as their Primary Organisation of Service.
To register, volunteers will need to select their parish from the dropdown menu as their Primary Organisation of Service.
For those parishes who would like to host a group session, one Working with Children Check ID is necessary to log in, and the person with that ID will receive the certificate of completion.
For the group sessions, parishes are advised to record those in attendance and set an annual reminder for completion. They may also issue certificates of completion.
Q: When I click on the URL provided to access the online training, I cannot see the Working with Children Check (WWCC) ID box where I am to sign in. How do I locate this?
A: It is likely the internet browser you are using is not up to date. You will need to download another browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Firefox).
Q: I want to better understand what my WWCC ID will be used for and how my privacy will be protected?
If you are having difficulties accessing the online training module, you are advised to try to resolve it within your parish. However, if you continue to experience difficulties you should log a job with the IT help desk at: email@example.com
This compulsory induction session is specifically designed for persons (i.e. clergy and employees) who are newly appointed to the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne to:
You do not require any prior knowledge in this area. The induction is pitched at an introductory level.
Next induction session dates - TBC
The Professional Standards Unit has developed for a range of e-learning videos for those involved in the implementation of child safe policies and procedures within a Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne parish, agency or entity. These e-learning videos are intended to provide convenient and easily accessible training.