Short Courses

Abuse, Unexplained Absences and SIRS


Course Description:

All Australians have a right to live free from abuse and neglect and it is essential that everyone working in the care home understands how to identify, report and appropriately respond to elder abuse.
The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) aims to reduce the risk of harm to older Australians living in residential aged care by creating a national framework for incident management and the reporting of serious incidents. This course explores different types of abuse, the responsibilities of service providers and their reporting obligations when serious incidents occur.
Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify different types of abuse
  • Explain what the Serious Incident Response Scheme is
  • Discuss the responsibilities of the service provider
  • Identify what a reportable incident is
  • Discuss the incident management process

Who is this course appropriate for:

This course is appropriate for all staff who work in residential aged care.

Continuing Professional Development Hours:

Up to 8 hours can be earned completing this course.

You can earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour by completing the video and assessment questions.

Duration: 40mins

NOTE: Please allow up to 24 hours to enrol you into the course after payment,  Required Score 80%, Due in 7 days and you can Print your Certificate on Completion