CSA100 Child Safety: Awareness and Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Assault and Abuse (0)

This training module fulfils key recommendation 62f of the Final Report into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). The module will prepare Charles Sturt students and graduates entering child-related professions to understand their responsibilities as mandatory reporters. The course will familiarise participants with policy requirements for reporting within a reflexive framework that enables them to understand their roles in the hierarchy of mandatory reporting. On completion of this training participants will have an increased awareness of the significance of mandatory reporting contextualised for current or future professional roles.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Faculty of Science

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to review legislative requirements for mandatory reporting of CSA;
  • be able to examine the diverse contexts within which assessments and reporting of CSA occur;
  • be able to critically reflect on their skills and dispositions as they relate to mandatory reporting of CSA; and
  • be able to understand patterns of abuse and identify those that are potential indicators of CSA.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children (2009-2020);
  • Critical reflection on biases and assumption;
  • Dimensions and impacts of CSA;
  • Responding to disclosures of CSA;
  • Legislation and responsibilities of mandatory reporters;
  • Objective report writing; and
  • Evaluating hypothetical child safety case studies.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.