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Eligibility

All employees at a public school or other Department of Education worksite must have a Screening Clearance Number prior to commencing work.

Prior to commencing employment all prospective employees must have a current Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) and be issued a Screening Clearance Number (SCN).  An SCN is generated by the Department’s Criminal Record Information System once the NCCHC has been processed and the person has been cleared.

Nobody is able to commence with the Department until their NCCHC has been finalised and they have been issued with a current SCN (this policy position is known as ‘No Screen, No Start’).

We do not accept police clearances from any other agency for employees or volunteers; this includes the National Police Certificate which is applied for at an Australia Post outlet.  The only exception is in the case of teachers and school leaders who are usually screened by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRB). 

In many instances, a Working With Children check will also be required, depending on the nature and location of the role.