Course Duration:

Dignity of Risk

Balancing human rights with duty of care. The right to take personal risks and make our own mistakes is fundamental to our humanity, independence and sense of self. Taking risks and experiencing the occasional spectacular failure is how we learn and grow as human beings and is central to the human experience. Regardless of vulnerabilities, part of ensuring human dignity is allowing each person the right to take their own risks and make their own choices.

Yet, human services, health and caring professionals have a legal duty of care towards clients they are responsible for. Similarly, parents and personal carers have a legal and ethical responsibility towards the loved ones they care for.

This course explores how we can ensure we meet legal and safety requirements without wrapping those we care for in cotton wool. It looks at ways to maximise personal dignity, choice and self-determination, while ensuring caring responsibilities are met.

Content covered includes:

  • Duty of care legalities
  • The role of risk taking
  • Supporting self determination
  • Bracketing bias
  • Maximising choice and control
  • Informed risk taking
  • Diversifying experience
  • Tools for empowerment

This course includes

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home reference package and free online resources.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Certificate of attendance.


The Hub
1 Starling St,
Hamilton Hill
WA 6163

Located on Dixon Reserve, adjacent to the Wally Hagan Basketball Stadium.

The venue is wheelchair accessible including toilets, but please contact us if you have any particular needs we can assist with.


We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $35 toward catering and materials.

Click here to apply.