To ensure compliance and maximise the safety of the students at BHPS all volunteers are required to hold a current Working With Children Check ( WWCC)
A volunteer can commence work in a school when they provide a receipt as proof they have applied for a WWCC with the Department of Justice.
Working with Children Check
The WWCC Check is a minimum checking standard set by the Working with Children Act2005 for those who work with children, either on a paid or voluntary basis.
To be a volunteer at a school a Working with Children Card provided by the Department of Justice is required. This card is:
- valid for 5 years
- transferable between volunteer organisations
- free of charge for volunteers, but cannot be used for paid employment.
You can apply for your volunteer WWCC using http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/