Mandatory pre-requisites for pre-service teachers
To be eligible to complete a professional experience placement in a NSW public school, you must complete the 5 following requirements and the completion dates must be current.
Present the completed certificates and your signed Pre-service teacher acknowledgement to the school prior to or on the first day of your professional experience placement.
1: Working With Children Check Declaration for Child-Related Work – Tertiary Practicum Students
In addition to completing a Working with Children Check (WWCC), you must also have this WWCC verified by the Department of Education before your first placement.
Complete and email:
- The practicum students declaration (10)
- a copy of relevant ID documents
to the department’s probity unit at least two weeks prior to the start date of your first professional experience placement.
You will also need to present photo ID on your first day of professional experience.
If you are a pre-service teacher completing an internship you require a paid WWCC (number will end in an E).
2: Child Protection Awareness Training (CPAT)
To access this training:
- Request external access to MyPL (the Department’s professional learning platform) to obtain a user name and password
- Once registered in MyPL select the quick link “Child Protection Awareness Training”
3: Mandatory Child Protection Training
Once CPAT has been completed, the Child Protection Update is to be completed annually.
To access this training, log into your MyPL account and select the quick link “Child Protection Update” (for the current year)