WORKING WITH CHILDREN CLEARANCES

Caring for children is a very important position, and for this reason, national regulations require all staff to hold an appropriate Working with Children check. Each state of Australia has a different name for it, including the Blue Card, Police Clearance or a Working with Children Check. Please find below a useful table for you to determine what you need to make kids smile with Camp Australia.

State by State Requirements

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  • Working With Children Check
  • Catholic Police Check
  • DECD
  • CESA

Individuals can now apply for their own working with children check. Further details can be found on this link.

Camp Australia may still initiate the application process on your behalf. Send a request email to records@campaustralia.com.au with the following details:

  • Full Name
  • Date of birth

Once Camp Australia has finished the initial process of the application, the Screening Unit will send an email to the applicant with the login and password details. Applicant can then login and complete the application.

WWCC fee is $113.30.

To get a Catholic Police Check, DECD check, and CESA screening check, send an email to records@campaustralia.com.au together with your current WWCC/valid DCSI or your unique ID (located at the approval email sent by the screening unit). These checks are free, and application should be processed within 3-4 weeks.

If you do not have a current Working with Children Check you can get more information here:

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Working with Vulnerable People Check

Steps on how to apply for a WWVP in ACT:

  1. Complete a WWVP application for registration (Online)
  2. Attend an Access Canberra Service Centre located at Belconnen, Gungahlin, Tuggeranong, or Woden to provide proof of your identity and have your photo taken.
  3. Receive your WWVP registration card by post after Access Canberra has assessed your application.

As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $135.

Your application should be processed within 12 days, yet it can take longer in busy periods, or if you have past criminal activity.

For any more information, please visit https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804/~/working-with-vulnerable-people-(wwvp)-registration#!tabs-3

If you do not have a current Working with Vulnerable People Card, you can apply here:

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Working with Children Check

To get your Working with Children Check in New South Wales, you need to complete the online application and receive your applications (APP) number. You must then take your application number along with proof of identity to an NSW Motor Registry, RMS Agency, or Service NSW office (not your local Council).

As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $80.

Your application should be processed within a few days, and your number will be emailed to you. However, please allow four weeks before being in contact to enquire about your application's progress, as it can take longer if you have a common surname or a criminal record.

For any more information, please visit http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/FAQ.aspx?SectionID=4

If you do not have your Working with Children Check (Employee) you can apply here:

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OCHRE Card

To get your Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card), you need to complete an application form online. To complete this application, you will need all of the following ready:

  • A debit or credit card - MasterCard or Visa only
  • An email address for confirmation of submission and subsequent communication
  • A current Australian residential and postal address
  • Scanned copies of your identity documents, a passport-sized photo

As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $72.

Your application should be processed within two to four weeks

If you can’t apply online, you may apply in person or by post. For more information, please visit https://nt.gov.au/emergency/community-safety/apply-for-a-working-with-children-clearance

If you do not have a current Ochre Card (Employee) you can apply here:

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Blue Card

To apply for a Blue Card in Queensland, you may either complete the online application form or download the form here and email a scanned version to records@campaustralia.com.au for a Camp Australia representative to complete the organisation details. We will then send the signed application form back to you for you to upload to Blue Card services website and pay for the fee.

As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $92.30.

Your application should be processed and sent to you within four weeks. The process will take longer if you have a common surname, a criminal record, or if your form is incomplete or not correctly filled in.

For any more information, please visit https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card/applications/apply

Submit your Blue Card application form here:

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Work with Vulnerable People (Children)

To get your Work with Vulnerable People (Children) Registration in Tasmania, you need to complete the online application form, then lodge it at a Service Tasmania. You must take the application summary and receipt that you printed after completing the online application form, and documents that prove your identity with you.

As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $113.40.

In general, please allow six weeks to receive your results. However, it can take longer if you have a common surname or a criminal record.

For any more information, please visit http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children

If you do not have a current Work with Vulnerable People (Children) Registration you can apply here:

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Working with Children Check

To get your Working with Children Check in Victoria, you need to complete the online application form. Once done, you need to lodge your application at an Australia Post outlet and have your photo taken (no charge).

As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $126.50.

Your application should be processed within two to three weeks, and will be mailed to you two weeks later. However, please allow twelve weeks before being in contact to enquire about your application's progress, as it can take longer if you have a common surname or a criminal record.

For any more information, please visit http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/

If you do not have your Working with Children Check (Employee) you can apply here: Click here

 

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Working With Children Check

To apply for a Working With Children Check in Western Australia, you need to obtain an Application for a WWC check form from an authorised Australia post or you may contact the WWC Screening unit at 1800 883 979. Bring your application form to the nearest Camp Australia service to have the organisation details completed by a Camp Australia representative.

Lodge your application form in person at an authorised Australia post outlet together with your 100 point proof of identity and the required fee.

As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $87.

Your application should be processed and your WWC Card should be sent to you within two weeks. The process could take longer if you have a common surname, a criminal record, or if your form is incomplete or not correctly filled in.

For more information, please visit: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/

If you do not have a current Working with Children Check you can apply here:

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