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Working with children check for water safety staff

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All Department for Education water safety employees must have a current working with children check (WWCC) provided by the Department of Human Services (DHS) Screening unit.

National police certificates from a SAPOL branch are not acceptable.

Checks must be updated every 5 years. Current, valid child-related employment screening checks done by DHS/DCSI will be recognised as a WWCC until they expire.

Processing can take up to 12 weeks so it is important to allow enough time before your anticipated employment time or expiry of current WWCC. If you are successful in the screening, DHS will provide you with a unique identify number which can be used on their website to confirm you have an approved WWCC. Keep this number for your records. You will need to provide it to the Water Safety team.

Online application

DHS have an online application process for child related employment screenings that existing and prospective department water safety instructors will need to use:

  1. Read the instructions for completing the form (PDF 297 KB).
  2. Request an application form (PDF 464KB).
  3. Forward the completed form by email to the Water Safety team at educationswimaquatics [at] sa.gov.au

This is the only process used. The previous hard copy process is no longer accepted.

Water Safety Team

Phone: 8416 5920
Fax: 8115 5558
Email: Educationswimaquatics [at] sa.gov.au