Don't wait to work
IEU members are reminded that you need not wait to receive your Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance number to engage in child related employment.
Under sections 8 and 9 of the Child Protection (Working with Children Act) 2012 a person is able to engage in child related employment if he/she has submitted a current application for a WWCC clearance and have received a current WWCC application (APP) number. An employer can verify a person’s WWCC clearance status online with the Office of the Children’s Guardian using that person's current WWCC application number.
We encourage members with any issues concerning the WWCC to immediately seek advice by contacting their IEU Organiser or Russell Schokman, IEU Policy Advisor on 8202 8900 or the toll free number (for country members) 1800 467 943.