Working with Children Check registration​

​Approved providers are responsible for ensuring that all staff members, volunteers and students 18 years of age and over at an education and care service hold a current working with children check (WWCC).

Approved providers are required to verify all WWCC registration details on line, as it is possible for individuals with suspended or cancelled registration to still possess a registration card.

Who needs a working with children check under the National Law and National Regulations?

(The Education and Care Services National Law (Tasmania) 2011 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations)

Centre-based care

  • Staff members, including management staff, educators and ancillary staff
    (e.g. cooks, maintenance staff, bus drivers) (regulation 344) 
    Nominated supervisors and certified supervisors (prescribed class) are included in this category due to their role as staff members and/or their involvement in the management of a service
  • Volunteers and students aged 18 years or older (regulation 344)
  • Individuals applying for provider approval (regulation 14) or, where the approved
    provider is not an individual, each person who will be involved in the management or control of a service (regulation 15)

Family day care (FDC)

  • Family day care educators (regulation 153)
  • Family day care coordinators (regulation 154)
  • Other FDC staff e.g. educational leader, nominated supervisor (regulation 154)
  • Family day care educator assistants (regulation 154)
  • Any individuals aged 18 years or older who reside in the FDC residence where education and care is being provided (regulation 163)
  • Volunteers and students aged 18years or older (regulation 344)
  • Individuals applying for provider approval (regulation 14)
  • Where the approved provider is not an individual, each person who will be involved in the management or control of a service (regulation 15)

​Who needs a working with children check under the Child Care Act 2001 and Licensing Standards?

  • The applicant and/or licence holder
  • Each director and other persons concerned with the management of the body operating the service
  • Responsible persons
  • Persons-in-charge
  • Child carers
  • Ancillary staff (e.g. cooks, maintenance staff, bus drivers)
  • Spouses or close relatives of any of the above persons who might have contact with the children being cared for
  • Any other person who the Secretary considers may have frequent or extended contact with children being cared for
  • Volunteers and students aged 18 years or older

Applicable to both In-home care and centre-based care services under:

  • Section 15A(2) of the Child Care Act 2001
  •  Licensing Standards for Centre-based Care Classes 4 and 5
  • In-home Child Care (Carers and Approved Registration Bodies) Standard 1
  
  
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