Working with children

Working with children

Working with children checks

Children clearances help protect children from harm. The schemes operate differently across the country. In some states/territories optometrists are required to hold a check while in others they are exempt. Checks are only valid in the state of issue. Employers should also check requirements for non-optometric staff working with children. Optometrists practising interstate should check the relevant website.


ACT    

Working with vulnerable people check
https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804


mandatory
NSW Working with children check

http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check/faq
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check/about-the-check/exemptions/exemptions
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check/about-the-check/who-needs-the-check#Childrens%20health%20services%C2%A0
https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/regulation/2013/156/part4/sec20


Exempt, unless in your
practice you ordinarily
treat children without
one or more other
adults present
NT Working with children clearance
https://nt.gov.au/emergency/community-safety/working-with-children-clearance-before-you-apply

mandatory
QLD Blue Card
http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/employees/Healthcounsellingandsupport
services.html


exempt
SA https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/child-protection/child-safe-environments/relevant-history-obligations-child-safe-environments

mandatory
VIC Working with children check
http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/

exempt
WA

Working with children check
http://www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au/checkwwc

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exempt, unless you
provide services in
schools or your
practice is only for
children

TAS

 Working with vulnerable people registration
http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children/who_needs_registration

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exempt, unless health
service, conducted
specifically for, or
provided only or
mainly to, children

* informa.tion accurate as at August 2017

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