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Relevant history screening for OSHC staff and volunteers

Relevant history screening requirements must be undertaken for current and future non-teaching employees and volunteers, including students on practicum placements.

Each school governing council is responsible for making sure the requirements are undertaken.

Children must never be left alone with volunteers or visitors.

Accepted clearances

The only acceptable clearance for new non-teaching employees and volunteers, and for those renewing their clearance, is the child related employment screening check from the DHS Screening unit.

Current registration as a teacher is an approved screening clearance for OSHC in government schools.


Relevant history screening checks are not required for:

  • one-off guest presentations such as guest speakers or concert performers
  • attendance at one-off events such as sports days, working bees and whole of school/service events.

See the Screening and suitability - child safety procedure (PDF 139KB) for more details. 

Screening guide

The relevant history screening guide can help you quickly determine the type of screening required specific to your circumstances. 


Out of school hours care unit

Phone: 8226 6427
EmailEducation.oshc [at] sa.gov.au