You will need this registration if you intend to work or volunteer in regulated activities or services involving vulnerable people in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). A vulnerable person means a child under the age of 18 years or an adult who is disadvantaged. This registration functions as a background check that aims to help reduce the risk of harm or neglect of vulnerable people in the ACT.
Regulated activities and services include:
- child protection services
- justice facilities for children
- childcare services
- child education services
- child accommodation services
- 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 services
- migrant, refugee or asylum services
- homeless people services
- 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
- emergency service.
You may also need 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
- memberships for clubs and associations that have a significant membership or involvement by vulnerable people.
There is an online test to help you determine whether you are working or volunteering in a regulated activity and whether you will need to be registered.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.