You will require this permit if you intend to employ a person who is under the age of 15 in high risk employment. Employment is declared as high risk employment if it has been determined that it is likely to harm a child or young person's health, safety and personal or social development. The following activities are considered high risk and require this permit:
- Use of dangerous machinery;
- Use of dangerous substances;
- Handling harsh or toxic chemicals;
- High elevation work;
- Service of alcohol;
- Gaming or gambling service;
- Nudity and display of genitals;
- Working with extreme temperatures; and
- Heavy construction and excavation work.
Please be aware that your permit may be subject to conditions (for instance, about adequate direct supervision of young people or about the appropriate induction and training. 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.
To be eligible to receive this permit you must:
- Submit an application in writing;
- Outline the activities that the child or young person will be expected to perform;
- Outline the intended term of employment;
- Outline a management plan for how you intend to protect the child or young person's health, safety and personal or social development; and
- Provide written permission from a legal guardian of the child or young person.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for a High Risk Employment Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Community Services Directorate
Office for Children, Youth and Family Support
Children and Young People Act 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)
Children and Young People (High Risk Employment) Declaration 2009 (Australian Capital Territory)
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