Screening Unit checks are done online.
Applications must be started by the organisation that needs someone to have a check. The Screening Unit will then email the individual, asking them to login to the system, confirm their identity, and complete and submit the application.
Sole-traders, contractors and self-employed people are considered organisations.
From 1 July 2019, individuals can apply for their own working with children checks.
To apply online, your internet browser will need to meet certain security requirements — it must be compatible with TLS 1.1 or higher.
Paper forms are only available for people who:
If an organisation needs to apply for a check for someone who meets one of these conditions, they need to email DHSScreeningUnit@sa.gov.au and provide details about the individual’s circumstances.
Once the Screening Unit grants ‘exceptional circumstances’ status, they will send an application form to the organisation to give to the individual, who can submit their application and pay for their check at any Service SA centre by credit or debit card.
Due to the extra steps and postage times for paper applications, they usually take longer to process than online applications.