Child Car Restraint Fitter Course

Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter Course

Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter Training - Katanning

Western Australia is leading the way in child car safety, having achieved national accreditation for a course designed to ensure the correct installation of child car restraints (52862WA).

Forming part of the Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitting Service funded by the Road Safety Council and created by WALGA's RoadWise, the course is expected to increase the number of qualified Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters across Western Australia.

The Road Safety Commission has worked closely with various stakeholders including Kidsafe WA, WALGA RoadWise and the Red Cross to develop two units of competency covering installation and advice on correct child restraint use to achieve the national accreditation and ensure longevity for the course.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to competently check and fit child car restraints in vehicles and to be part of a statewide network of qualified and approved Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters.

The course covers theory and practical components to enable participants to run their own checking and fitting stations for their clients and community.

This is a nationally accredited course funded by the Road Trauma Trust Account and supported by the Road Safety Council.

Why Become a Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter?

Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters are able to correctly fit child car restraints to an approved standard and give advice and consumer information regarding different types of child car restraints and their suitability for use according to a child’s age and size.

Services can be offered to clients or people in the community who need a Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter. Services can be provided voluntarily or clients can be charged a fee for the service.

Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters are provided with ongoing advice and support which is available through the Child Car Restraint Project Coordinator and other appropriately experienced and skilled practitioners, access to website information and news bulletins.

Course Structure and Relationship to Competency Standard

WALGA RoadWise delivers the course, with allocation of places provided with the following preferences:training

  • individuals intending to offer a free fitting service to the community,
  • individuals who have a limited number of Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitters in their area, and
  • limited places per organisation to enable multiple organisations to attend.

The course consists of two units of competency; CRFPIA301 - Provide information and advice on child car restraints, and CRFPRL302 - Install child car restraints. Participants must be deemed as competent in both units of competency to complete the course.

Unit Formats

Unit One: CRFPIA301- delivered as an external online unit and can be completed as a stand-alone, single unit. This is a knowledge-based unit which aims to increase an individual's knowledge and ability to provide advice and information to others. This unit is approximately 7.5 hours of training, plus four hours study and assessment preparation. On successful completion of Unit One, participants will be eligible to enroll in Unit Two.

To enroll in the next intake for Unit One, email roadwise@walga.asn.au to request an enrolment form. After submission you will receive an invoice with payment details. Your training will be finalised once the payment process has been completed.

See the Course Fees section below for an overview of costs involved in Unit One.

Unit Two: CRFPRL302 - delivered as an online facilitated unit. It extends the knowledge gained through completion of Unit One and trains practical installation and inspection skills. The online facilitated training is comprised of two, four-hour sessions, plus four fours of self-paced study and preparation for assessments.

A Unit Two, online facilitated session is scheduled once there are sufficient participant numbers who have completed Unit One.

Participants who have completed Unit One are eligible to enroll in Unit Two. After submission of your enrolment form you will receive an email with payment details, your enrolment will be finalised once the payment process has been completed.

See the Course Fees section below for an overview of costs involved in Unit Two

Course Fees

Unit One: CRFPIA301 fee is $150.00* per participant. ($155.00* from 1 July 2024)

Unit Two: CRFPRL302 fee is $55.00* per participant. This fee is to cover the costs for the accessories pack required to complete the unit.

After successful completion of Unit Two, participants may be eligible to have the $150.00 Unit One fee reimbursed. To be eligible for a reimbursement, participants are required: 

  • Provide a Statement of Attainment for 52862WA.
  • Sign the Business Rules for Fitters (including evidence of having $10 million Public Liability insurance).
  • Agree to provide a free CCR installation and/or inspection service for the general public, which are advertised on the Child Car Restraint website.

*Nationally Recognised Training is GST free.

Enrolment and Course Dates

Unit One: CRFPIA301 - Provide information and advice on correct child car restraints

June 2024 Intake - Enrolment closed

July 2024 Intake

  • Enrolments close 14 July
  • Training commences 22 July

August 2024 Intake

  • Enrolments close 11 August
  • Training commences 19 August

Unit One is self-paced online learning with assessments. Participants are required to successfully complete all components of Unit One in no more than three months.

Contact your Regional Road Safety Advisor or email roadwise@walga.asn.au for more information.

Unit Two: CRFPRL302 - Install child car restraints

June 2024 course - Enrolments closed

July 2024 course – Enrolments close 3 July 2024

  • Session One: Thursday, 18 July 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • Session Two: Monday, 22 July 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • Session Three: Arranged and conducted virtually, one-on-one, with participants

August 2024 course – Enrolments close 4 August 2024

  • Session One: Monday, 19 August 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • Session Two: Wednesday, 21 August 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • Session Three: Arranged and conducted virtually, one-on-one, with participants

Unit Two is delivered through trainer facilitated online sessions with assessments. Participants are required to successfully complete all components of Unit Two in no more than three months.

Enrolments for Unit Two are open to participants who have undertaken and completed Unit One. Participants are required to sign and agree to abide by the Business Rules for Fitters and maintain $10 million Public Liability insurance to be registered as a Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter.

* Please note, minimum enrolments numbers are required for CRFPRL302 sessions to proceed as scheduled.

Already a Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter?

To find out about options for refreshing your training, email RoadWise at roadwise@walga.asn.au

Find out More Information

For further information on the Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter course, contact your Regional Road Safety Advisor or email roadwise@walga.asn.au.

Visit the WALGA Training website to access the Student Handbook and for more information on the WALGA RTO.

Please note: under WALGA's RTO, these units can only be delivered to participants who reside in Western Australia.

To enroll in the next intake for Unit One, email roadwise@walga.asn.au for a copy of the enrolment form.

Participants who have completed Unit One are eligible to enroll in Unit Two, enrolment forms will be provided upon successful completion of Unit One.