Firstly, don't worry! No matter what you need,
we can help you get it. We have all the forms and lots more
information to help you with the process which is right for
We go through this in more detail during the Recruitment
process (you don't have to do it in advance). However, if
you want to arrange things in advance yourself. here's some
information which might help.
Depending on the State where you'll be working, generally you
- A Working With Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent
- A National Police Certificate (NPC)
- Both of the above
In the ACT, you will need both a NSW Working with Children Check
(WWCC), and a National Police Certificate (NPC) dated within the
last 3 months.
We also do a NSW Working with Children Check because even though
you may live and work in the ACT, in an emergency we may ask you to
work just over the border in NSW (eg Queanbeyan) and to be able to
do that, you'll need the NSW WWCC. You can't get one of these
in advance - we have to do it as we bring you on board. For
information about the NSW Working With Children Check click here.
To get a National Police Certificate, and for more information
about National Police Certificates in the ACT, click here.
New Process From November 2012
The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking)
Act 2011 (ACT) begins on 8 November
This will introduce the need to be registered with the
Office of Regulatory Services (ORS), Justice and Community
All staff working with kids in the ACT will need to be
registered with the ORS by the end of the first year of operation
of the new regulations.
For more information on the new process, click here.
New South Wales
In NSW you'll need a Working with Children Check assessment
conducted by The Commission for Children and Young People
There is nothing you can do in advance - this is a process we
have to go through as we employ you.
For information about the NSW Working With Children
Check click here.
In Queensland you'll need to get yourself a Blue Card. We could
give you the form in advance, but you won't be able to submit it
without us signing part of it, which is part of the hiring process
for new staff.
For this reason, unless you already have one, this is something
we do it as part of the recruitment process.
For more information about the Blue Card process click here.
In SA you'll need a National Police Certificate (NPC) dated
within the last 3 months.
With your consent we also send your Police Certificate to the
Catholic Police Check Unit to get you approved to work at our
services Catholic schools in SA, unless you've already done that
yourself and you have a Catholic Clearance Letter. For more
information about this, click here.
For more information about National Police Certificates in
SA click here.
In Vic you'll need a Working with Children Check Card issued by
The Department Of Justice (Vic).
To get one, you need to complete the form and take it, together
with relevant identification, to a Post Office to have your ID
sighted and submit your application.
This form is available at our Office, or at any Post Office.
You will leave the post office with a 'receipt', which is the
back page of your application, stamped as submitted.
Hang onto this until your card arrives! If you don't have your
card yet, then as part of the recruitment process we need a copy of
this receipt page. If you have your card, we need a copy
of the card instead.
In some limited circumstances, you may be able to begin work
before your card arrives, and there are some people who are exempt
from needing a WWCC Card, including those who are Registered
Teachers who hold a current VIT Card. For most people you will need
to wait until your WWCC arrives before you can work with
For more information about Working With Children Check
In WA you'll need a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Card
issued by The Department for Child Protection (WA), but you can
obtain this during the employment process. If youd don't already
have one, you cannot obtain a WWC Check until you are offered a
To obtain your WWCC card, you will need complete and submit the
appropriate form. We can help you through this as part of the
process. The Working With Children Check Application
form is available from our WA Office, or from any Post
Office. For more information about the Working With Children
Check process in WA click