A. Yes, you do. The Working with Children (WWC) Check is a scheme set up by the Victorian Government’s Department of Justice to help protect children from physical and sexual harm. It aims to prevent those who pose a risk to children from working or volunteering with them.
All individuals who wish to become volunteers in ERCRS programs must apply for a WWC check before they attend their first tutoring session, unless they have a valid Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration or are under 18 years old. When you submit your WWC check application free of charge at your local Post Office, you will receive a receipt, which you will need to bring along to your first session. Those who apply for WWC must also pass this check in order to continue volunteering with children. Successful applicants will receive a card within 7 weeks.
When filling out the WWC form, please enter our organisation details as found here, and select the ‘coaching and tuition’ option when asked to choose your area of involvement. If you need further information about this process please don't hesitate to get in touch.