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Cover image for: Mandatory Reporting
CPD46m of CPD
Total Rating(s)129
First Published
Updated03 July 2019
Expires 13 June 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

All professionals registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have a duty to comply with mandatory reporting legislation.

  • What is mandatory reporting?
  • Who does it apply to?
  • When should you report abuse?
  • The authorities that are involved.
  • Consequences of failing to comply with mandatory reporting legislation.
Learning Outcomes
  • Know when it is mandatory for you to report a situation of concern to a third party.
  • Know to whom a mandatory report should be referred.
  • Be familiar with relevant legislation for your jurisdiction in Australia.
  • Correctly document a mandatory report.
Target Audience

RNs, RMs, ENs, paramedics, all other healthcare professionals.

Validation of Learning

  1. Evidence that you have read relevant legislation relating to your jurisdiction;
  2. Documentation that you have read the relevant ‘Code of Practice’ of your profession;
  3. Review of the policies and procedures in your workplace.


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Portrait of Linda Starr
Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care and management. She has held senior positions in academia, including the dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives and carers. She is chair of the SA Board of Nursing and Midwifery, fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the international member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. See Educator Profile

Learner Reviews

129 Total Rating(s)
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31 Mar 2020


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Priyanka Raj
31 Mar 2020

This was very helpful as it teaches a lot.

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Alexander AGBAYANI
31 Mar 2020

it was ok

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Ameer Anjum
29 Mar 2020

it was very helpful for me to understand the importantnce of report

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Shahrukh Zaman
29 Mar 2020

Now i am more confident in mandatory reporting

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Saskia Stomps
28 Mar 2020

This resource is directly relevant to my scope as a registered nurse, and it is mandatory in all areas of nursing. This resource provided me with new knowledge and reinforced existing knowledge.

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27 Mar 2020

Good and helpful.

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Shivani Kinger
24 Mar 2020


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Kamalpreet Kaur
22 Mar 2020

good resources

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Mira Ghimire
21 Mar 2020

This is an important topic to be dealt in every workplace to make a safe environment.