You will require this check if you intend to engage in paid, unpaid or volunteer 'child-related work' in Western Australia and the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The check involves the ongoing collection and assessment of information that is relevant to whether a child may be exposed to a risk of harm should you engage in child-related work. The check includes a review of your national police history and where you have a relevant criminal record, an assessment of all other relevant information.
if your application is successful you will be issued with an Assessment Notice in the form of a Working With Children (WWC) Card. Your WWC Card is valid for all child-related work in the three years before it expires. If a 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:
- 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 the 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 involving children
- 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.