You will need a Working With Children (WWC) check if you intend to engage in paid or unpaid 'child-related work' in Western Australia and the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The WWC check assesses the criminal records and other relevant information about people who engage in child-related work to see if there is an indication that they may harm a child.
If your application is successful you will be issued with an Assessment Notice in the form of a WWC Card. Your WWC Card is valid for all child-related work in the three years before it expires. If an unacceptable risk of harm to a child is identified then you will be issued with a Negative Notice. A Negative Notice prohibits a person from doing any child-related work.
Your work will be considered to be 'child-related work' if the usual duties of the work involve or are likely to involve contact with a child in connection with one of the categories below and no exemptions apply:
- child care service
- community kindergarten
- educational institution for children
- coaching or private tuition service
- arrangement for the accommodation or care of children
- placement arrangement or secure care arrangement
- children and community services officer
- detention centre
- community child health service
- counselling or other support service
- religious organisation
- club, association or movement with significant membership or involvement of children
- ward of a public or private hospital where children are ordinarily patients
- baby sitting or child minding service
- overnight camp
- transport service specifically for children
- school crossing service
- children's entertainment or party service.
You can find more information regarding these categories on the agency website.