ACC Safer Churches

ACC Safer Churches

No matter who we minister to, we want that ministry to be safe, encouraging and strengthening for both those being ministered to, and those who are serving within that ministry. In order to do this, ACC QLD/NT provides safer churches training workshops for credential holders, board members and volunteers in safer church ministry and a safer churches national helpline has been set up.

Safer Churches National Helpline: 1800 070 511

Safer Churches Training

All ACC Credential and Certificate holders are required to complete safer churches training to maintain their credential/certificate and those applying for ACC credentials are required to complete safer churches training prior the finalisation of their application. A refresher course is required every three years, in line with best practice and accepted standards from other groups, in order to keep credentials current. Board members and all ACC people with a direct role with children and youth are required to complete safer churches training.

To register to complete the Safer Churches Online Training, please click here.

National Police Check

As part of the ACC credential process, candidates are required to provide a National Police Check.

To apply for a police check online, please click here.

Local Church Safer Churches Resources

ACC local churches, as self-governing entities, bear the ultimate responsibility for implementing the ACC Safer Churches strategy in the church.

The ACC Child Protection Policy was adopted at the 2015 National Conference with an implementation date of 1 December 2015.

To assist ACC local churches and pastors with implementing the Safer Churches strategy, the tools and resources are available to download from our National website –

If churches require any assistance or advice implementing safer church guidelines and procedures, please contact our ACC QLD/NT Safer Church Officer – Ps Gary Swenson

Blue/Ochre Card

All ACC QLD/NT credential/certificate holders and those who work or volunteer in ‘child-related work’ in an ACC church are required to hold a current Working with Children Card.

Please click on the below tab relevant to your State or Territory for more information or to apply for a Working with Children card.