Applying for a Working With Children Check (called a DCSI) in South Australia

1. Check to make sure you don’t have a current DCSI. A valid DCSI is one that has been issued within the last 3 years. If you are unsure, please contact the DCSI Screening Unit phone 1300 321 592. If you have a current DCSI, please scan your certificate and email it to your company champion who will forward to Cathy Torjul – cathy.torjul@abcn.com.au.

2. If you don’t have a current DCSI and you are about to start mentoring with ABCN, please provide your full name, email and date of birth to Greg George at greg.george@abcn.com.au. Greg will register your details with the DCSI Screening Unit and you will each receive an email advising that the Australian Business and Community Network has initiated a screening application for you and provide a link to activate your account.

3. Click on the link in the email and then you will receive a second email with personal log in details and password. You will need to use this log in and password to start your application. This part is relatively straight forward and you will just need to answer the questions and click ‘next ’to proceed through the application.

As part of this process you will be required to provide a 100 Point Identification Check. There are two (2) ways of
doing this:

a. Online Verification – * Provide a Birth Certificate (or extract) or Certificate of Australian Citizenship or an Australian Passport (only one of these can be used and is worth 70 points) AND an Australian Driver’s Licence (40 points). You will need to click on ‘verify’ and provide the certificate or passport and licence numbers.

*It is helpful to have these details with you prior to starting the application as the application cannot be completed until this information has been entered.

Once completed, the DCSI Screening Unit will commence processing your application. Upon completion you will receive an email with your DCSI Certificate stating NOT PROHIBITED, which will allow you to participate as a mentor. Please provide a copy of this to your champion.

b. Print and Seek Verification – requires you to print the application and have it, and your 100 Point Identification, certified by a Verifying Officer. Information about your Proof of Identity, including a list of required 100 Point Identification documents, while a list of Verifying Officers can be found here.

Once verified scan both certificated Application and certified 100 Point Identification and email it to dcsiscreeningunit@sa.gov.au. Once the application has been processed you will receive an email with the DCSI Certificate stating NOT PROHIBITED, which will allow you to participate as a mentor.

Please note that the other option for a Verification Method suggested by the DCSI Screening Unit is ‘Requesting Organisation’. This is not available through ABCN, and we ask that you do not select this option.

If you require assistance throughout the application process, you can contact the DCSI Screening Unit direct on 1300 321 592 or through their website (https://screening.sa.gov.au/contact).

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