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Working with Children Clearance


Each student must ensure they have the relevant check that is required for their placement. These clearances can take up to six weeks for approval please be aware of this and apply for your clearances as early as possible once you have enrolled in a placement unit as without the correct clearances in place you will be unable to attend professional experience placement.

When applying for placement it is a student’s responsibility to ensure that all compliance has been obtained and is to be uploaded onto the InPlace website, where it will be verified by a placement staff member. It is also essential to ensure that the appropriate police checks and clearances are carried with you on placement to be shown to the educational site upon request.


For the most up to date information please visit the relevant state department of education web site.

State State Details

Australian Capital Territory

Working With Vulnerable People

New South Wales

Working with Children Check

Child Protection and Awareness online Training

Also required: Anaphylaxis Training

Northern Territory

Ochre Card


Blue Card

South Australia

Criminal History Screening - How to Apply

Also required: Responding to Abuse & Neglect - Education and Care (RAN-EC)


Working with Children Check

National Police Certificate (The Professional Experience Office do not require you to get a National Police Check  to go on placement. However, some childcare centres require students to have a current Police Check so you will need to check with your centre as soon as you receive your placement details if you are studying Early Childhood.)

Western Australia

Working with Children Check

DOE National Police Check

Outside Australia

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they are able to undertake Professional Experience in their country of residence and meet any legislation requirements.

Students must provide evidence to the Professional Experience Office, that they have applied/met the legislation requirements of the relevant Country, in order for placement to be confirmed.