It is a mandatory requirement that all students obtain a Western Australia national criminal history record check prior to attending a clinical placement in a health facility.
This is in addition to the other police screening requirements.
A payment of $33 is required and can only be made by posting a money order or cheque with the application.
If students have a recent and valid National Police Certificate they are eligible to apply for a WA National Criminal History Record Check at a discounted cost. To apply for the discounted card, students must forward a copy of their National Police Certificate with the completed WA National Criminal History Record Check application form.
Your clearance card is valid for 3 years. Students are required to display their clearance card clearly at all times whilst on clinical practice.
Apply before the end of first semester in first year for undergraduate and master students.
If your period of enrolment extends beyond 3 years, you will need to reapply once your expiry date is near. A current card is always required for clinical practice.
Once you have received your clearance bring take it to your School Co-ordinator for Clinical Placement to be sighted and copied. A copy will be placed in your file as evidence of your Working with Children clearance.