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Checks and clearances

There are several checks and clearances that students must provide before undertaking any school experience at a Western Australian or interstate school. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that their clearances and checks are up to date.

Learn more about how to apply

Clearances (Other States and Territories)

Queensland

Pre-service teachers undertaking professional experience in a Queensland State School must have:

  • A valid Blue Card (Working With Children Check) as issued by the Queensland Government. Please click here to apply.

New South Wales

To undertake a professional experience placement in a New South Wales Government Public School, it is a requirement that pre-service teachers have:

Victoria

All pre-service teachers undertaking their placements in the State of Victoria must have:

  • A valid Working with Children Check issues by the Victorian Government. Please click here to apply.

Some childcare centres require students to have a current Police Check.

The Department of Education and Training HRWeb provides information and contact details for further enquiries.

Northern Territory

Pre-service teachers undertaking professional experience in a Northern Territory State School must have:

Obtaining a Criminal History Check is entirely up to the school and placement coordinator. From experience, students doing their placement are usually asked to obtain the Ochre Card and Criminal History Check before commencing.

South Australia

In South Australia, pre-service teachers must have:

Tasmania

All pre-service teachers undertaking their placements in the State of Tasmania must have:

  • A Department of Justice Working with Vulnerable People Card. Please click here to apply.
  • Completed an Education and Care/Child Care Safety Screening Application Form, which can be downloaded here.

Pre-service and graduate teachers in Tasmania are required to be qualified of good character. Please click here for more information.

Australian Capital Territory

To be eligible for a professional experience placement in Australian Capital Territory Government Public Schools, pre-service teachers must have:

  • A valid Working with Vulnerable People Registration. Please click here to register.
  • An Australian Federal Police Check. Please click here to apply.