How to Apply for a Working with Children Check (WWCC)
How to register for a Working with Children Check (WWCC) with Gymnastics SA.
If you currently do not have a Working with Children Check (or DHS - Child Related Employment Check) you will now be able to start your application via Gymnastics SA.
Gymnastics SA is the Registered Organisation with the DHS Screening Unit.
APPLY HERE: To start an application, please complete the initial JotForm HERE
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once the JotForm is completed Gymnastics SA can initiate your application with the Screening Unit (allow up to 7 days).
- You will receive an email from the DHS Screening Unit with a link to commence your online application.
- If an employee, the applicant will need to pay for the clearance. If a volunteer, the clearance is free of charge.
- Each applicant will receive an email with a copy of your WWCC. Then it will need to be supplied to the club and uploaded to the GOL database.
From 1 July 2019, South Australia’s child-related employment and volunteer screening will be replaced with a new Working With Children Check (WWCC), as legislated under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016. The introduction of the new legislation is being led by the Department of Human Services (DHS).
As an organisation that already had required mandatory child related screenings, there are not wholesale changes to how we operate.
One new change is that anyone 14 years old or over will now require a screening, the previous minimum age requirement was 18 years.
Please continue to use the same link and GSA will continue to assist you and your club to ensure we are compliant.
Key features of the new law include:
- Only the Department of Human Services (DHS) Screening Unit can conduct and issue a WWCC.
- Individuals will be able to apply for a WWCC from 1 July 2019.
- WWCC are valid for 5 years instead of the current three years.
- A WWCC will be portable across jobs and organisations, anywhere in South Australia.
DHS has commenced a public promotion and education campaign. Members of sport and recreation organisations are encouraged to familiarise themselves with information available on the DHS website.