Working with Children
Australian children come into contact with a variety of organisations such as schools, childcare centres, medical centres, and sports and recreation clubs. The development and implementation of policy and legislation that provides for the pre-employment screening of adults who work or volunteer in child-related organisations is an important strategy for creating and maintaining child-safe organisations.
Each state and territory has its own requirements regarding screening for individuals who work with children. You can review the legislation and state and territory screening programs for where you live here using the links below. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet your state or territory’s specific requirements.