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Course duration 2 hours

This course is designed to give child carers increased subject knowledge and confidence on topics that are relevant to typical work involved in taking care of children.

It is not designed to replace formal school, vocational training or previously gained experience. It should add to your existing knowledge in order to help secure a job or increase your general understanding of this area.

The course consists of viewing short videos followed by a short quiz on the following subjects:

  1. Home safety
  2. Common kitchen accidents
  3. What to do if there is a fire
  4. Electrical safety
  5. First aid – Choking in babies and children
  6. What you need to ask before accepting a babysitting job
  7. What is a poison
  8. How to become a good babysitter
  9. Babysitting basics – dealing with parents
  10. Why wont the kids listen to me?
  11. How to get kids to bed
  12. When things go wrong – the vomiting child
  13. How to handle siblings who are always fighting

Upon completion, a certificate and summary of the topics covered will be issued in your name.

You can log in and re-take the course at any time in case a refresher is needed for any reason such as an upcoming job interview or promotion.

Course instructions

You are required to watch each video twice before attempting the quiz.  You can only move on to the next topic upon successful completion of the accompanying quiz.  The pass mark is 100% – don’t worry, questions are designed to ensure you understood the video content, we are not trying to catch you out!    In case you do not pass the quiz the first time, you can re-watch the videos and take the quiz again.   Once its passed, you can move on to the next module.

While watching each video, pay close attention and concentrate on the content.  Do not let any distractions reduce your concentration level.  Quiz questions will be relatively easy to answer if you have paid complete attention but difficult if you have not. 

To confirm that you have  watched the videos, each quiz has some questions about the video itself, such as colour of the presenters clothing or hair.  These are random and can be about anything in the video.  Please watch the video fully in order to be able to answer these questions correctly, this will save you time.

Once completed a copy of the certificate will automatically be sent to the email address you used to register.  Alternatively, you can download a copy immediately at the end of the course.

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