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Screening for Criminal History

The Department’s Criminal History Screening Policy requires new applicants who have been selected for employment or placement in a WA education facility to consent to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC).

Please note, this is not a National Police Certificate issued by the police, which is applied for at an Australia Post outlet.  The Department cannot accept a National Police Certificate issued by the Police.

Police Clearances and Criminal Record Checks obtained from any other agency, including the Police, cannot be accepted by the Department of Education for employment or placement for legal reasons. The only exception to this is police clearances obtained through the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia that are less than 12 months old at the time of the teacher's commencement with the Department.

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Information for Schools, Department Worksites & Existing Employees

Information for schools

Criminal history screening is the process of gathering relevant information in order to assist in making an informed decision about a person’s suitability for employment, or continued employment.

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Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check – Application

National Police History Check

Apply for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check through the Department of Education. A NCCHC cannot be conducted without your written consent.

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FAQs for employers and applicants

FAQs for employers

FAQs supporting the information for Criminal History Checks

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Information for Prospective Employees

Information for Prospective Employees

Information for Prospective employees - Teachers, School Psychs, School Support Staff and Public Servants

Screening for Criminal History
http://det.wa.edu.au/screening/detcms/navigation/screening-for-criminal-history/

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