Safe Ministry Screening and Ministry Clearance Requirements

Bishop’s Licences and Authorities

Clergy and lay people seeking a Bishop’s Licence or Authority as well as people entering the Diocesan Year of Discernment must complete the following forms:

These forms are current as of 1 July 2022. Previous versions of these forms will not be accepted.

Licence Review

Most licences and authorities no longer have an expiry date.  Licences are reviewed as required or every 3 years to ensure the screening requirements are current. You may be contacted by the Diocesan Office to confirm the outcome of this review. Please attend to the requirements as advised.

Application Submission

All completed forms are to be submitted to the Diocesan Office for review either by

Email: safeministry@newcastleanglican.org.au
or
Post:
Newcastle Anglican
87 Toronto Road
Booragul NSW 2284

*Copies of this information will be retained by the Diocesan Office.*

Safe Ministry Training

Safe Ministry Training must be undertaken for all church workers.  It is to be refreshed every 3 years.  There are two components to this training.

  1. Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) – Child Safe – Keeping children safe in organisation e-Learning

Clergy are required to complete all 11 modules and all other workers and volunteers are expected to complete the first 9 modules.

Website: https://ocg.nsw.gov.au/training-and-resources/elearning   

Module Title: Child Safe – Keeping children safe in organisation e-Learning modules

Following completion, the participant will receive the email from the OCG and they should record completion in Litmos.

  1. Faithfulness in Service

In addition to reading Faithfulness in Service,  all church workers must complete the Faithfulness in Service e-Learning course in Litmos.  This provides an outline of Faithfulness in Service and includes a number of videos which help add to the learning in the OCG training.  Participants will be required to confirm they have read and understood the document.

Access to Litmos Training

To obtain access to Litmos, please email mylearning@newcastleanglican.org.au 

Nationally Co-ordinated Criminal History Check

The preferred method to obtain a check is to use the Newcastle Anglican arrangement with Crimcheck. Details to access this service can be located in the parish portal.

Alternatively a check can be obtained through other agencies at a cost and a certified copy of the original document may need to be provided.  

Working with Children Check

A new working with Children Check can be obtained using this link:

https://wwccheck.ocg.nsw.gov.au/apply

WWCC are valid for a period of 5 years.  To renew your WWCC please use this link:

https://wwccheck.ocg.nsw.gov.au/Renew

Your full name, date of birth and WWCC number may need to be provided in order for the deploying body to obtain your clearance.

Ordination 2020

Application For Ministry As A Voluntary Church Worker (Aged 18+) For Appointment Or Re-Appointment

Before making an application it is recommended to review the Volunteers and Other Church Workers Policy.

To apply, you must complete the following forms:

*Copies of this information are retained by the Parish Office. Electronic copies of the information may be lodged with the Diocesan Office.*

Application For Ministry As A Voluntary Church Worker (Aged 13-17) For Appointment Or Re-Appointment

Before making an application it is recommended to review the Volunteers and Other Church Workers Policy.

To apply, you must complete the following forms:

*Copies of this information are retained by the Parish Office. Electronic copies of the information may be lodged with the Diocesan Office.*

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