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We offer our professional members the opportunity to earn ACRI accredited member status. This can be earned by the business demonstrating consistent commitment to the provision of quality child passenger safety services. 

Becoming an ACRI Accredited member involves:

  1. Professional membership affiliation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of the practitioner training level (Program 'A') of at least two (2) Staff members. Return to Training page
  3. Successful completion of an assessment by an ACRI field representative concerning service delivery including, booking in procedure, record keeping, best practices, practical and restraint knowledge. This is best done after gaining real life experience in the service field, but not limited to. (NB: Assessment process carries a fee of $280 (GST inclusive).
  4. Agreement to the ACRI Code of Practice demonstrating a commitment to the service standards of the ACRI member network.

Accredited training:

Delcon P/L, trading as Australian Child restraint Resource Initiative (ACRI) was the first company in Australia to develop and accredit child restraint courses meeting the standards of the National Training Framework* register. These were designed for;

  1. The ‘Professional provider of restraint installation and advisory services’ (Child Passenger Safety Technicians).
    Such as:
    • Installation services (NB: The installation aspect is the least difficult part of such services and our program reflects this.
    • Consultancy services and Train the Trainer roles.
  2.  The ‘Frontline user of a child restraint system’. Such as for:
    • Child carer or Family Services staff.

We currently have 5 certificate courses covering a wide variety of child restraint workplace exposures.

*Please note: ACRI, as well as our Registered Training Organisation, (Yum Productions P/L)  does not participate in this Federal Government framework any longer. Please see below:**


  



** Delcon P/L (Trading as Australian Child restraint Resource Initiative) opted out of the Federal Government National Training Framework in 2011. The national development, support and intellectual property investment protection originally promoted by this government initiative were non existent.  The training framework system also failed to provide periodic re-evaluation and it provided poor feedback responses if any. ACRI was not satisfied with the quality and the cost that the government approval process added to the learner. ACRI now appoints a management committee of peer participants (all with decades of delivery experience) to develop, overview and review our programs. This has improved the range, pertinence, application and geographic availability of our course offerings. It has also reduced the cost and increased the quality of all ACRI accredited training programs for our industry sector participants.

Footnote: The words ‘licensed’, ‘approved’, ‘qualified’ and ‘authorised’ are often used to promote service providers who have some training and experience in this field.  There's no legal requirement* in any state in Australia that a service provider has to have any affiliation or training at all for installing a child restraint system. Which of course is unacceptable and why ACRI was originally formed. ACRI can provide anyone, anywhere appropriate workplace training, awareness and support, without exclusion or commercial bias.

*NB: Authority exception may relate in some states to engineering modification of vehicles.