To strengthen the protection of children in WA, the state government introduced legislation – The Working with Children (criminal record checking) Act 2004 – that requires people who start or continue in “child-related work” to have a Working with Children check.
Cost is $83 and the check is valid for 3 years. The fee is payable when first applying for and when renewing a Check every three years.
Details on how to apply for your check will be included in your pre-employment pack.
Commencement of employment will be pending presentation of the receipt of the lodgement for a working with children check issued by the post office. The employee must obtain a valid working with children check receipt and present this to Human Resources prior to commencing first shift of employment. For further information visit: http://www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au/default.htm.