Use this tool to check what level of relevant history screening you require before working or volunteering with children.
To work in the Department for Education, you must have a current relevant history screening clearance.
Some volunteers in public schools, preschools and early childhood services also require screening.
The type of screening you need depends on your role and your interactions with children.
Use this screening guide to find out if you need a screening and what kind of screening you need.
The practical information for school and preschool leaders guide provides specific examples for site staff.
The screening guide was updated on 4 February 2016.
Find out more about screening.
Note: The following guide applies to public schools, preschools, early childhood services and Department for Child Protection services.
I am enquiring as a current or prospective (choose most relevant)
Contractors or third party providers to DECD or a Governing Council include:
Will you be providing contracted services that involve:
My own child is involved in the volunteer activity or service
Is the activity or service one of the following:
Do you have a child attending the school?
Is the Governing Council the employing authority for an out of school hours care service?
Does the following apply to you:
To teach, visit or volunteer in DECD sites and services you require a Teachers Registration Board screening
A screening is not required if you turn 18 while enrolled at school or to coach or tutor other students while supervised at all times by an adult
A screening is not required to attend a single event or activity
A screening is not required to visit or attend your child’s concert, sports day, fundraiser, excursion or school celebration etc
No screening is required unless otherwise required in the relevant contract or agreement
To care for children and young people you require a DHS child related employment screening
To hire or use school facilities to provide services to children or adults, the user/hirer determines if screening is required and is responsible for meeting child protection obligations
To work in Department for Education sites and services you require a DHS child-related employment screening
You do not require screening for this activity
You do not require screening to host secondary students for workplace experience or a school-based apprenticeship
You do not require screening unless the service is a Families SA service
You require a DHS child-related employment screening
You require a DHS child-related employment screening to provide research or tertiary supervision services in a Department for Education site or service
You require a DHS child-related employment screening to undertake or supervise a practicum
You require a DHS child-related employment screening to volunteer as a community member (not as a parent or guardian) for any Department for Education service
You require a DHS child-related employment screening unless aged under 18
To work in Department for Education sites you require a DHS child-related employment screening
You require a DHS child related employment screening
Note: You must produce your SA Health identification as evidence of your screening and employment status
Note: You must produce your TAFE SA identification as evidence of your screening and employment status