To work in DECD, 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)
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 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
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