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'Work on Application' provision

Working with children check applicants no longer allowed to 'Work on Application'

The ‘work on application’ exemption ceased on 1 September 2022.

It was a temporary measure introduced to increase workforce availability during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is no longer considered necessary.

The Screening Unit is prioritising completion of all applications where the applicant was eligible to ‘work on application’.

What this means for applicants

If you have been working with children without a valid Working with Children Check while your application is being processed, you must immediately stop working with children.

You can start working with children again when your check is completed, once you receive a clearance email.

If you have been stood down because the ‘work on application’ exemption has stopped, email us at DHSScreeningUnit@sa.gov.au.

What this mean for employers

If you have employed a person without a valid Working with Children Check while their application is being processed, then that person must immediately stop working with children.

The person can start working with children again when their check is completed and they receive a clearance.

If you have stood down an employee because the ‘work on application’ exemption has stopped, email us at DHSScreeningUnit@sa.gov.au.

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Last updated:[02 Mar 2020 3:12pm]