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Working With Children

The Working with Children (WWC) Check is a compulsory screening strategy for people engaging in child-related work in Western Australia (WA) and the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. There are a few exemptions. All the details can be found below.

Working with Children Check - Who needs a WWC Check?

Certain people do not require a WWC Check because they fit within the description of an exemption from child-related work as outlined in the Working with Children (Screening) Act 2004(link is external) and the Working with Children (Screening) Regulations 2005(link is external).

There are some general exemptions which apply across all categories of child-related work while others are specific to a particular category or circumstance.

If a person’s work is covered by an 'exemption', then they are ineligible to apply for a WWC Check. However, it is important to consider all the work a person does when deciding whether they are exempt and do not require a WWC Check.

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