What is the WWCC and why is it important?
What is a WWCC?
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. Each state and territory has their own WWCC process and certificate.
Who needs a WWCC?
Anyone who works face-to-face with child or minor must have a Working With Children Check or relevant state clearance (or a completed application in progress), unless they qualify for an exemption. It does not matter whether they are paid, volunteering or self- employed.
This includes people that such as:
- Au pairs and nannies
- Sporting coaches
- Music teachers etc
What you need to do
If you directly engage a person in child-related work (such as CN Coaching contractor tutors), you need to verify their Working With Children Check number online before they commence work. Some helpful links for your state or territory are provided below.