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Professional experience placements in SA government schools, preschools and centres

New mandatory notification training (RRHAN-EC) is available now. You can do this if:

  • your certificate is expiring soon, or
  • you do not have a current certificate.

There are conditions associated with these placements that must be met including:

  • Working with children check requirements
  • child protection training requirements.

It is also important that all parties involved in workplace experiences are aware of any policies, procedures and requirements for each type of placement before attending the site.

Working with children check requirements

The following are required to have a working with children check (WWCC) if placed in centres, schools and preschools to complete or support the workplace experience:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate students (including international students)
  • pre-service teachers
  • university placement or liaison officer.

The WWCC must be current for the duration of any centre, school or preschool placement and presented to the site leader (or delegate) before any placement can begin.

A new WWCC must be obtained from the Department for Human Services (DHS) Screening unit every 5 years. It is the responsibility of the tertiary student and supervisor to follow-up WWCC applications after 5 years. Current, valid child-related employment screening checks done by DHS/DCSI will be recognised as a WWCC until they expire.

Getting a clearance

See the DHS Screening unit to get your check

Mandatory notification training requirements

All undergraduate tertiary students seeking a professional experience placement in schools and preschools are expected to provide evidence (a certificate) that they have completed the appropriate Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care training.

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate students must complete full Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC) training.

Students can use our course selector tool to see which course is right for them.

Culture and Capability

Phone: 8226 1231
Emaileducation.StandardsCertification [at] sa.gov.au