By the end of this course you will understand:

  • NZ Child Restraint Law

    We explain what aged children must travel in child restraints and how to understand the law. And we explore best-practice methods for additional safety.

  • Different Restraint Types

    There are many different restraints on the market. We break these into simple categories and explain when children would use each different type.

  • If a Child "Fits" a Child Restraint

    All child restraints have minimum and maximum limits. We give clear explanations on how to read these and understand when a child has outgrown a car seat.

  • Vehicle Seating Positions

    There are various positions in vehicles in which you can install a child restraint. Some are considered safer than others - we explore where these are and why.

  • Installation Methods

    Installing car seats can seem difficult but it doesn't have to be. We explain different installation methods, provide tips & tricks and a series of installation videos to use.

  • How to Fit a Child to a Car Seat

    Harnessing a child into a car seat correctly and securely is vital. We give you an overview of what should be checked before travelling to be sure a child is as safe as possible.

  • The Importance of Rear-Facing

    Rear-facing is the safest position for young children to travel in a vehicle. We provide a common-sense explanation for why this is the case.

  • Lifespans and Expiry Dates

    Child restraints expire, they cannot be used forever. Learn how to read manufacture dates and determine if a child restraint is still within its lifespan.

Who is this course for?

  • Do you work in a role which requires you to discuss and advise on child restraints?

  • Do you provide home-based childcare services or work as a nanny or au pair?

  • Do you provide community services working with families with young children?

  • Are you ever required to install child restraints.

  • Are you responsible for driving other people's children in a vehicle?

  • Do you find yourself in situations where you are asked questions about child restraint use?

  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this course is for you.

Course Reviews:

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Child Car Restraint Training

Maryann Kerr

A very thorough and straightforward course which has added to my overall knowledge and given me more confidence in my practical work with Child Car Restraint...

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A very thorough and straightforward course which has added to my overall knowledge and given me more confidence in my practical work with Child Car Restraints. The sequence was very easy to follow with clear concise instructions and information. It can be a bit overwhelming with all the different types of restraints, however most of them have the same installation instructions, and it's ok to refer to the instruction manual if you are not sure.

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