Frequently asked questions about the Working With Children Check
Not sure if you have applied before? Call our customer service team on 02 9286 7219 or find your WWC number on line. If you have a Working With Children Check and apply again, you may be charged another $80 application fee, which cannot be refunded. One phone call could save you $80. A Working With Children Check is valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Renewal is not permitted until 3 months before expiry.
Remember - there is no certificate, hard copy or card. Successful applicants receive a WWC number, which is valid for five years.
Click here to find out more about the Working With Children Check before applying.
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By verifying an applicant for a Working With Children Check clearance the employer is confirming that the applicant is employed, or is to be employed, in child-related work (including as a volunteer). An employer should verify an applicant ONLY where the work is child-related. If the applicant is not in child-related work, the Office of the Children’s Guardian will not be able to disclose information about the applicant to you.
By verifying an application number you will be informed if the applicant has been refused a Working With Children Check clearance, has had a clearance cancelled, or is subject to an interim bar that prevents him or her from being employed in child-related work.
A barred person or a person who has had their application for a Working with Children clearance refused WILL NOT be given a Working With Children Check clearance number.
Online tutorial: How to verify an applicant
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