Disability services have transferred to the Commonwealth government. They provide disability services through the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).
From 1 February 2021, NDIS workers need to have a NDIS worker check. A SA-based check is no longer needed.
If you have one of these checks:
you can keep working for registered NDIS Providers until your check expires or is revoked.
Applications submitted before 31 January 2021 will be processed.
Applications started but not submitted by 31 January 2021 will be cancelled and refunded.
If you still need a check to undertake NDIS work, you can apply for an NDIS worker check
You can keep using your disability screening for NDIS work until your screening expires.
The Screening Unit will continue to monitor disability screenings. Employers can still verify that a screening is valid via their employer portal.
Your employer will tell you if you need a NDIS worker check.
A worker engaged by registered NDIS providers in a risk-assessed role must have a valid and current NDIS worker check.
This means a worker who is:
Registered NDIS employers are responsible for identifying which roles are risk-assessed roles.
It depends on the sort of check you have.
If you have a current and valid:
When it comes time to renew, you will need to apply for a NDIS worker check.
Most screening applications are finalised within three weeks. It can take longer if there is a lot of background information to assess or the information is complex.
NDIS worker checks must be verified by an NDIS employer. If your employer does not verify your application as soon as possible, it will take longer for your application to be finalised.
It is important that you speak to your employer about verifying your application.
The email will be sent to the email address you entered in the application details page. The email is sent from “Account Security” and is called “Setup your account at forms.sa.gov.au”.
Please check your junk mail folder.
If you still can’t see the email, you will need to start a new application.
If you are seeing this error message, the link has expired.
You will need to start a new application.
This is okay, you just need to click on the application ID link to complete your application.
The dashboard will be blank once you have submitted the application to the Screening Unit.
One of these has happened:
To keep your changes, you must save the application before you log out.
Australian birth certificates vary a lot and it’s not always possible to verify your birth certificate online.
Errors can happen when:
If you cannot verify your birth certificate online, you can:
For birth certificates issued after 1 November 1999, including extracts of originals, please use the certificate number provided on your birth certificate.
The certificate number is normally found at the bottom of the birth certificate under the “Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages” stamp. It is made up of numbers only.
Use this certificate number, and the date your certificate was issued, to verify your document.
For birth certificates issued between 1944 and 1 November 1999, please use the registration number provided on your birth certificate.
The location of the registration number on a birth certificate varies. The registration number can be a combination of letters and numbers, and be up to 10 characters long.
Use this registration number to verify your document.
Birth certificates issued in SA before 1944 cannot be verified online.
You can either:
Birth certificates issued by a SA District Office cannot be verified online. This includes:
If your certificate was issued by one of these districts, you can either:
See also: My birth certificate is not validating
You can use your current, valid DHS/DCSI child-related employment screening until it expires. When it is time to renew, you must apply for a Working with Children Check (up to six months before your current screening expires).
As at 1 July 2020, you can no longer use a National Police Certificate assessed by your organisation to work or volunteer with children. You must get a Working with Children Check to continue in that role.
Emergency services workers (such as SAMFS, SASES, SACFS and SAAS) have until 1 July 2022 to get a Working with Children Check.
According to the law, from 1 July 2019 it is an offence:
Offences carry fines of up to $120,000 and/or prison sentences.
If you are working alongside, or supervising, a child in a workplace where the work is not child-related, you may not need a Working with Children Check.
If an adult works alongside or supervises a child (for example, a 16-year-old) at a local fast food outlet or supermarket, the adult will not require a Working with Children Check, because working at a fast food outlet or a supermarket is not child-related work.
If an adult works alongside or supervises a child (for example, a 16-year-old) at a local childcare centre or a crèche at a local gym, the adult will require a Working with Children Check, because working at a childcare centre or crèche is child-related work.
You will not need a Working with Children Check if:
However, your school may still require that parents or guardians obtain a Working with Children Check. Check with your school.
If the job involves child-related work, and the person doing work experience is over the age of 14 or is working with children for more than seven days in a calendar year, they will need a Working with Children Check.
Secondary students doing work experience as part of their study can apply for a free Working with Children Check, as used by volunteers.
Tertiary students may be eligible for a discounted rate – see fees and payments for more information.
Your organisations paid employees or volunteers may require a Working with Children Check if they work in a prescribed position.
An employer must no employ, or continue to employ, a person to a prescribed position unless both:
Employers who do not comply with these requirements are guilty of an offence.
A day of work is any shift, no matter how long, that starts on a calendar day. For example, a shift from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm is one day of work.
If a single shift crosses midnight, it will be treated as only one day. For example, a shift from 6.00 pm to 6.00 am the following morning is one day of work.