You will require this registration if you intend on working or volunteering in regulated activities or services involving vulnerable people in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). A vulnerable person means a child or an adult who is disadvantaged. This registration works as a background check that aims to help reduce the risk of harm or neglect to vulnerable people in the ACT.
Regulated activities and services include:
- Child protection services;
- Residential care service;
- Childcare service;
- Child education service (school or other educational institution);
- Child accommodation service;
- Counselling and support services for children;
- Commercial services for children (entertainment or party service, gym or play facility, photography service or running talent or beauty competitions);
- Mental health service;
- Migrant, refugee or asylum service;
- Homeless people service;
- Housing and accommodation for the disadvantaged;
- Justice facilities;
- Victims of crime or prevention of crime programs;
- Addiction services;
- Community service providing held to people and families suffering social or financial hardship or trying live independently needing support;
- Disability service;
- Respite care service; and
- Emergency service.
You may also be required to have this registration if you provide:
- Public transport for vulnerable people;
- Coaching and tuition for vulnerable people;
- Vocational and educational training for vulnerable people;
- Religious service or activities for vulnerable people; or
- Memberships for clubs and associations that have a significant membership or involvement by vulnerable people.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
You will be required to undergo a national criminal history check. You must also complete an application form accompanied by the required documentation (for example, proof of identity).
Once your application has been received, a risk assessment will be completed to determine if you pose any risk working with vulnerable people. If it is determined that you do, you will not be granted this registration.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on your registration.
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (Australian Capital Territory)
Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Regulation 2012 (Australian Capital Territory)
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