Child-related employment screening checks assess whether a potential employee or volunteer could pose a risk to the safety of children, based on their criminal history and child protection information. These checks are valid for three years and are continuously monitored.
Employees and volunteers working with children in the following service areas need a child-related employment screening check:
A range of information is assessed to work or volunteer with children. If there are any relevant offences, the Screening Unit will also consider:
A child-related employment screening check from the Department of Human Services Screening Unit is valid for three years and is continuously monitored to ensure an individual’s clearance remains up-to-date.
From 1 July 2019, a new working with children check replaces the child-related employment screening. A child-related employment screening check will be recognised as a working with children check until it expires.
Before 1 July 2019, you can still apply for a child-related employment screening check.