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Police Checks and Working With Children Checks

WWCThe Working with Children (WWC) Check and a Police Check are two different checks.

Under the Working with Children Act 2005 (the Act) if you are engaged in child-related work and not exempt, you must have a WWC Check even if you have undergone a Police Check.

The WWC Check is an ongoing assessment by the Department of Justice of a personís suitability to work with children, examining relevant serious sexual, physical and drug offences in a personís national criminal history and, where appropriate, their professional history.

The Police Check does not involve an assessment by a government agency. It is only a list of offences at a point in time.

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