The Department of Justice has been implementing The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 (the Act) which requires people who work closely with children in certain activities to be registered.
The implementation of the Act is being phased in to different sectors, with the Child Care Services being first. The cost for the Working with Children Check (the Check) will be $17.76 for volunteers.
The associations (which includes churches) is due to commence on 1 October 2014 until 31 March 2015, with mandatory registration from 1 April 2015.
As part of the initial process, the Department of Justice is offering a number of free seminars to help people to understand the new requirements and the Check.
The seminars will include information on:
- how the Check differs to any previous screening process
- who will and won’t need a Check
- how to get a Check
- what is checked
- how a clearance may be verified
- the timeline for change
- questions regarding the process
For a list of seminars click here.