As per the AU Sport Child Safe Environment Policy, anyone in a prescribed position (an individual filling the role of coach, officials, committee members, team managers and volunteers) supporting those under the age of 18, must agree and consent to obtaining a current Department of Human Services (DHS), formally known as a DCSI, Child-related employment screening/Working with Children Check.

Please note:

  • All screening applications for DHS checks must be completed online
  • AU Sport must start the process and you will be required to provide us with ‘true’ information
  • The screening will be valid for 5 years
  • The screening will have real time monitoring
  • An organisation will not be able to engage a person who has been identified as prohibited to work with children in a prescribed position OR a person who has been assessed as a prohibited person will not be permitted to work with children
  • Individuals will be responsible for completing their application to obtain their own WWCC Unique identifier number and it will be transferable across organisations
  • Organisations will be required to verify that a person, who presents their working with Children unique number, is who they say they are and will notify the DHS Screening Unit when this person is engaged in a prescribed position
  • The Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 will significantly change the manner in which screening for persons undertaking child-related work is managed and performed.
  • Time frame of application is expected to be between 3 – 6 weeks depending on demand
  • A Police clearance for working with children is no longer allowed.

To complete a DHS Check, please read the following instructions

AU Sport needs to start person’s application and then the applicant will be requested to complete their application.

Step 1. To start the process with AU Sport, you will need to complete the online application (link) and provide us with the following information:

  • Legal First name
  • Legal Last name
  • Preferred name
  • Email
  • Date of birth
  • Select your role
  • Club / Event

Step 2. AU Sport will then begin the DHS application process for you.
Step 3. You will need to log on and complete your application
Step 4: Provide your identity check

Enter your email address*

Please provide your legal name

Please provide your legal name


Select all that apply

This refers to when you will or have started your volunteer role