Working with Children Registration - Tasmania

Description

You will need this registration if you intend to volunteer for or be employed in a role involving child-related work. Child-related work is face-to-face contact with children in a child related sector, or work in a child related role, including but not limited to the following services:

  • education
  • religious
  • youth justice
  • adoption
  • disability
  • child accommodation
  • child transport
  • child health
  • child mentoring.

An employer will not be able to employ you unless you have this check.

This registration is necessary so that children are protected against prohibited people such as people that have been convicted of serious sex and violence crimes against children. It involves a risk assessment process following checks of your criminal record and background.

When registering you must nominate whether you will be engaging in regulated activities in the capacity of a volunteer or paid employee. A registered person who is registered in the class of volunteer must not engage in a regulated activity for financial or other material benefit or reward.

Please be aware that the requirement to be registered is being phased in gradually through to 1 January 2017. Anyone already undertaking child-related work may not need to apply immediately. When you have to register will depend on the expiry date of your current screening with the Agency. You should carefully examine the information material provided by the Agency or contact them in person to determine your deadline for registration.

Employers of people working with children are responsible for and able to verify online that each employee has a valid working with children registration. It is not sufficient to rely on the working with children registration card or paper evidence.

This document provides further information about applying for the Working With Children Registration.

To apply, please complete the Working With Children Registration Form.

Other forms and related documents are available on the Department of Justice website.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • complete an online application
  • pay the prescribed fee
  • provide evidence of your identity
  • provide consent for the Authority to undertake any background checks deemed necessary.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $18.60

Volunteer.

Apply Application $108.50 Paid employee.
Apply Variation $38.75 Amendment of conditional registration.
General Miscellaneous $38.75 Replacement registration card.
Vary Variation $89.90 Change of class.

Act(s) name

Registration to Work With Vulnerable People Act 2013 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Regulations 2014 TAS

Lodgement process

Lodge

Once you have completed your online form you must pay for your registration and verify your identity in person at a Service Tasmania outlet.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

Consumer Building and Occupational Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Working With Children Check

Consumer Building and Occupational Services

Department of Justice

Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 135 513
Fax: 03 6233 8338
Email: workingwithchildren@justice.tas.gov.au