Jun 27, 2012
Working With Children Check Information Update
The Working with Children Check (WWC Check) is a compulsory national criminal record check for many people who work with children under the age of 18 and is administered by the Working with Children Screening Unit, Department for Child Protection.
The WWC legislation affects many people who work with children including:
- self employed
- paid employees
- volunteers and unpaid people
- students on unpaid placement
Below is the latest information regarding the WWC Check and how it applies in different states.
If you are moving to another state or working between states and would like more information about the different WWC Checks please read the information below.
Can a Working with Children card holder use the card in another state?
Working with Children Checks are managed at a state or territory level and in accordance with respective state legislation. A Working with Children Card is only valid when the card holder is engaged in child-related work in their own state. It cannot be used in any other state or territory.
One important reason for this is that if card holders commit new offences, these can only be monitored in the card holder’s home state.
What do Working with Children card-holders need to know if they are travelling interstate?
Different legislation applies in each state, and different exemptions and exclusions apply. Individuals and employers need to be aware of their obligations with regards to Working with Children Checks or screening, before they go.
If you, your employees or volunteers are visiting interstate and intend to engage in child-related work, please contact the relevant body for more detailed advice about what you should do.
Please follow the link below for a summary of the screening requirements in each state or territory and the contact details for the relevant screening body.
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