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In order to undertake a Professional Practice in a school or child care centre, you must have supplied ECU with evidence of the following two current clearances:

  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police History Check

If you are under the age of 18 years you will not be issued with a Working with Children Check. However, you must apply for a National Police History Check.

Working With Children Check

If you are 18 years of age or older, and participating in any professional practice, you must provide evidence of a current, valid Working With Children Check (WWCC).

If you hold a current WWCC, you need to show this to staff at Student Central. They will record the details.

If you do not already have a WWCC you are required to apply for one. You can apply at any post office. Take the evidence of your application to Student Central and they will record the details.

For more information about WWCC please see the Working with Children Check website, particularly 'Factsheet 14: Information for Students'.

National Police History Check

Before you can participate in the professional practice component of your chosen course, you will need to supply us with evidence of a valid National Police History Check from the Department of Education Western Australia.

Please note that the National Police History Check as issued by the Department of Education Western Australia is not the same as a State or Federal police clearance.

Further information and applications are available from the Department of Education WA Screening website.

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