It's compulsory when working with children to complete background checks and screening. If you don't have the appropriate clearance, you won't be permitted to commence placement.
State and Territory requirements are updated regularly. You are responsible for ensuring you have all the required clearances and checks in place and are up-to-date.
Please apply for your clearance/s early as the process can take up to three months. In some instances, workshops or training must be completed.
Please refer to the current policy in your State or Territory below.
You must submit copies of all certificates and screenings to the placement portal as soon as possible upon enrolment in a placement unit.
State and Territory policies
A Letter of offer is not evidence of your enrolment.
If you are applying for the volunteer concession fee for your working with children clearance (Ochre card) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the volunteer organisation section.