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Working With Children Check

Who needs a Working With Children Check?

The Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for paid and unpaid child-related work. Under Part 2, section 6 of the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012, child-related work is defined as work in a specific, child-related role or face-to-face contact with children in a child-related sector. Additional roles are identified in the Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013.

Child-related sectors

If you have face-to-face contact with children and work in one of these industry sectors, you must apply for a Check:

  • Child development and family welfare services
  • Child protection
  • Children's health services
  • Clubs or other bodies providing services for children
  • Disability services
  • Early education and child care
  • Education
  • Entertainment for children
  • Justice centres
  • Religious services
  • Residential services
  • Transport services for children
  • Youth workers
  • School cleaners

Child-related roles

If you are in one of these roles, you must apply for a Check:

  • An approved provider or manager of an education and care service
  • A certified supervisor of an education and care service
  • An authorised carer
  • An assessment officer
  • The principal officer of a designated agency
  • The principal officer of an accredited adoption service provider
  • An adult who resides in the home of an authorised carer
  • An adult who resides in the home of a family day care service provider or home-based education and care service provider
  • A potential adoptive parent

At Muswellbrook High School, it is a prerequisite for parents who wish to engage in the face to face activities at the school to hold a current Working With Children Check. Such activities may include volunteering in the canteen or assisting on a school excursion. As a volunteer, this check is free and remains current for five years from the approval date.

All parents are encouraged to read more here: WWCC Information Brochure (PDF 1116KB)

Apply for the WWCC HERE