At the School Council meeting in November 2017 a number of our policies were updated to reflect the Department of Education and Training’s latest advice regarding situations where a Working With Children Check is required. School
Council agreed that from the beginning of 2018 all parents /carers, who wish to volunteer their time in whatever capacity, will be required to have a WWC check.
The Working With Children Check is a minimum checking standard set by the Working with Children Act 2005 for those who work with children, either on a paid or voluntary basis. To be a volunteer at a school a Working with Children Card
provided by the Department of Justice is required. This card is:
- valid for 5 years
- transferable between volunteer organisations
- free of charge for volunteers, but cannot be used for paid employment.
You can apply online using this link: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/applications/