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.
Contact the WA Department of Health for guidance on how to apply and where to send your application.
Your clearance card is valid for 3 years. Students are required to display their clearance card clearly at all times whilst on clinical practice.
When to apply/reapply
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.