Child Safety

Commitment to Child Safety

Bendigo TAFE is a child safe organisation. We are committed to providing, in a safe environment, opportunities for children and young people to participate in education and to the empowerment of all children under 18 years of age. 
We do this by:

  • Respecting and empowering children. 
  • Ensuring a safe physical and online environment.
  • Valuing diversity and unique identities.
  • Continuous improvement practices.

From 1 July 2022, the Child Safe Standards changed to further protect children and young people. To view the new Standards click here.

Zero Tolerance

At Bendigo TAFE we have a zero tolerance to child abuse.
Allegations of child abuse should be reported to the Child Safety Officer by emailing
Situations in which child (ren) are at immediate risk should be reported to Police by calling '000'

Criminal Law Reform

The Victorian Government introduced three new criminal offences to further protect children (under the age of 16) from sexual abuse.

Grooming offence
Failure to disclose offence 
Failure to protect offence

Quick Links

Child Safety Policy (Youth Version)
Child Safety Policy
Child Safety Procedure

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Recommendations

Department of Education and Training Protect Program

Employer and Workplace Learning 

Access Department of Education's Fact Sheet for Employers: Child Safe Standards and Workplace Learning here.

Important Update for Employers: Child Employment Amendment Act 2022

Other Useful Links

For Young People Kids Help Line
Those impacted by Sexual Abuse ‘‘Reach Out
Families needing help Child First/ Orange Door
When a Child is in need of Protection Child Protection

Reporting to the Commission for Children and Young People