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Top Working with Children Check FAQ

What is required for a Working with Children Check?

The documentation to verify a Working with Children Registration varies by state. Please find the required information relating to each state below.

New South Wales:
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • DOB
  • WWC number OR Application number
  • Name
  • Card number OR Application number
  • Name
  • Card number OR Application number
South Australia:
  • Name
  • Unique ID/Screening reference number
Northern Territory:
  • Name
  • DOB OR Clearance number
Western Australia:
  • Name
  • Notice OR Card number
  • Name
  • Application number, Card number OR NDIS Worker screening ID
Australian Capital Territory:
  • Name
  • DOB
  • Working With Vulnerable People Registration details (number and expiry)
Why do I need a Working with Children Check?

Working with Children Clearance is required for candidates looking to work or volunteer in a child-related field (like teaching or working in a school, childcare, tutoring etc.) in order to safeguard children. The attainment of a Working with Children Check Card indicates you have no criminal history and are not a risk to children.

These checks are also required for people working/volunteering with organisations that have contact with children (directly or indirectly), like sports programs, charities, religious organisations, entertainment and recreation programs, etc.

Does provide my full WWCC report?

No. This is because the actual Working with Children Check is undertaken by the screening body of the relevant state. simply verifies a candidate has a Working with Children Registration and that it is valid. However, if the requesting organisation also runs Police Checks through, this result will be provided in full.



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Further Working with Children Check FAQ

Hopefully we can answer all of your Working with Children check questions below, but if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

Is the Working with Children Check the same as a Blue Card?

Yes. The name of the Working with Children Check varies by state, and is known as a Blue Card in Queensland. It is called a Working with Vulnerable People check in the ACT, and is also known in South Australia as DSI Screening and an Ochre Card in the Northern Territory.

How long does a Working with Children Check take to verify?

This can vary by state. Generally, results are received within one working day (longer for ACT candidates).

Do I need a WWCC and a Police Check?

If your prospective employer has requested them, yes. Though there is overlap in the search parameters, the checks are different and both are necessary for a candidate to be engaged in many child-related work.

How long is my Working with Children Check valid for?

The WWCC is valid for 5 years, but is not transferrable between states. If applying for a role in another state that requires Working with Children Clearance, a new check must be run.

Where can I apply for a Working with Children Check?

These checks are run by a single provider in each state. You can request a check for yourself as an individual through the screening unit relevant to your state (listed below).