You are required to obtain a working with children check if you intend to
undertake paid or voluntary work in a role involving face-to-face contact with children. The types of work you will require the check for clearance includes, but is not limited to:
development and family welfare services
early education and child care
- justice centre
services for children
- school cleaning
services for children provided by a club, association, movement, society
or other body.
This check is
designed to protect children from close contact with individuals who may pose a
threat to their health and safety, such as individuals who have been convicted
of sexual or violent offences against children. You will be required to
provide details of your check, or application for your check, to your employer when
you commence work.
If you are
refused a working with children check, you will be barred from working
with children for 5 years.
If you are an
employer in a child-related industry, it is your responsibility to ensure that
each of your employees has obtained a working with children check and you have
registered your business with the Agency.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.