Working with Children Clearance

People working or volunteering with children in South Australia must, by law, have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

A Working with Children Check is an assessment of whether a person poses an unacceptable risk to children. As part of the process, the Screening Unit will look at criminal history, child protection information and other information.

From 1 July 2019, South Australia’s child-related employment and volunteer screening was replaced with the Working With Children Check, as legislated under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016. 

Key features include:

  • anyone 14 years old or over will now require a screening, (the previous minimum age requirement was 18 years)
  • Only the Department of Human Services (DHS) Screening Unit can conduct and issue a WWCC
  • WWCC are valid for 5 years
  • A WWCC is portable across jobs and organisations, anywhere in South Australia.

More information about the WWCC is available on the DHS website

Applying for a Working with Children Clearance

If you currently do not have a Working with Children Check (or DHS - Child Related Employment Check) you can start your application via Gymnastics SA, as we are a Registered Organisation with the DHS Screening Unit.

APPLY HERE: To start an application, please complete the initial JotForm below.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Once the JotForm is completed Gymnastics SA can initiate your application with the Screening Unit (allow up to 7 days). 

  • You will receive an email from the DHS Screening Unit with a link to commence and activate your online application.
  • If an employee, the applicant will need to pay for the clearance.
  • If a volunteer, the clearance is free of charge. 
  • Each applicant will receive an email with a copy of your WWCC. This needs to be supplied to the club and uploaded to the GOL database.
If you are having trouble uploading your WWCC, please contact Gymnastics SA at [email protected]