Working With Children Checks

The Working with Children Check was made compulsory by law in 2005 for all employees and volunteers engaged in ‘child-related work’. Changes to the law and your obligations take place occasionally so make sure you have the most up-to-date information.

All organisations must be aware of their obligations under the Victorian Working with Children Act 2005 and ensure volunteers have a current Working with Children Check if required. Those that don’t are breaking the law and face serious penalties, including two years imprisonment, or a fine of $38,056.80 (240 penalty units) or both for individuals, and fines of up to $190,284.00 (1200 penalty units) for organisations.

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