Working With Children Check (WWCC) and Police Check
Do you need to get a Police Check or Working With Children Check (WWCC)? It is easier than you think and both checks are something parents will often expect. So taking the time to get these checks done will be beneficial for everyone involved.
For private Nannying as offered through My Super Nanny, such checks aren’t compulsory. However, when working for childcare organisations legislation will stipulate that they are required. At MSN we highly recommend that you undertake a police check, as many parents will request one.
Here is a list below of contact details to obtain a Police Check, and to obtain a WWCC.
Police check: http://www.policecheck.com.au/
Police Check: http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274
WWCC: Now compulsorily in WA for any carers getting paid to work under a formal agreement – http://www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au/default.htm
WWCC/Child Related Employment Screening: http://screening.dcsi.sa.gov.au/screening-process/types-of-screening/child-related-employment
WWCC/Working with Vulnerable People: https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804/kw/working%20with%20vulnerable%20people#!tabs-3
To be a registered carer, you need to register with the Family Assistance Office.
You will need to submit an application to register via the following link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/forms/fa019
For more information regarding what being a registered carer entails, please click on the following link > https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/registered-carers.