Required clearances and background checks

State and Territory requirements frequently change and students are responsible for ensuring they have the required up to date clearances. Please ensure that you lodge your clearance applications early as these can take some time for processing by departments.


Working with Vulnerable People check

ACT Child Protection Policy

ACT Teacher Code of Professional Practice


Working with Children Check

NSW Guide to Mandatory Reporting

NSW Dept Education Code of Conduct (PDF 4589KB)

Working with Children Check (Ochre Card)

NT Protective Practices Document

NT Teachers Code of Ethics (PDF 150KB)


Blue Card

QLD - Mandatory notifiers and reporting (PDF 81KB)

QLD Teachers Code of Ethics (PDF 262KB)

QLD Dept Education Training & Employment - Student Protection (PDF 160KB)


SA guide to mandatory requirements including DCSI Checks (PDF 445KB)


Working with Children Check

TAS Mandatory Reporters Fact Sheet (PDF 104KB)

TAS TRB Code of Professional Ethics (PDF 127KB)


Working with Children Check

VIC Teachers Code of Conduct (PDF 495KB)

Working with Children Check 

The Department of Education National Police History Check
(National Police Check must be conducted by the WA Department of Education and must be dated within 6 months of your first placement)

WA - Child protection documentation

WA Reporting Child Abuse for Volunteers and Non-teaching staff (PDF 153KB)

WA - Child Protection Policies


National Police Check (Must be issued in the year of the placement)


Australian Institute of Family Studies - Mandatory Reporting in Australia