A Working With Children Check is a requirement for people who work or volunteer in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct.

The result of a Working With Children Check is either a clearance to work with children for five years, or a bar against working with children. Cleared applicants are subject to ongoing monitoring and relevant new records may lead to the clearance being revoked.

The Working With Children Check is fully portable so it can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW for as long as the worker remains cleared.

The Working With Children Check is only one part of keeping children safe. Learn more about how to develop and maintain a Child Safe organisation or register for our FREE Child Safe Organisation training.

A Working With Children Check is an important security screen in its own right and is the standard background checks for who works with children. As of May 2015 information on Working With Children Check requirements for each state can be found at the following links:

Australian Capital Territory:  Working with Children Check /card (WWCC) www.ors.act.gov.au

South Australia: Working with Children Check /card (WWCC) www.dcsi.sa.gov.au

Western Australia: Working with Children Check /card (WWCC) www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au

Victoria: Working with Children Check /card (WWCC) www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

Tasmania: Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check/card (WWCVP) www.justice.tas.gov.au

New South Wales: Working with Children Check www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au

Queensland: Working with Children Check – (Blue card) www.bluecard.qld.gov.au

Northern Territory: Working with Children Check – (Ochre card) www.workingwithchildren.nt.gov.au