The Working with Children Check (WWCC) applies to adults who work with children or are engaged in volunteer roles involving children (under 18 years of age). The WWC Check applicable in Victoria is the mandatory minimum standard for a range of child-related industries.
The WWC Check helps to protect children from sexual or physical harm by checking a person’s criminal history for serious sexual, serious violence or serious drug offences and findings from certain professional disciplinary bodies’ such as the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
Victorian Government through the Department of Justice has replaced the “Working with Children Act 2005,” with the “Worker Screening Act 2020” which has distinct implications on the conduct of Little Athletics. In New South Wales the applicable legislation is “The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012”.
Below are some more in-depth documents & resources in regards to the WWCC and its requirements.