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Check educator not prohibited before employing

3 August 2021

Employers must check that an educator is not prohibited from working with children before employing them.

If the new employee already has a Working with Children Check (WWCC) check, it is not enough to just sight the WWCC confirmation email. You must verify it.

To check, see 'How do I verify a person's Working with Children Check?', which is under ‘Verify a person has had a Working with Children Check’ on the Department of Human Services (DHS) website.

WWCCs are continuously monitored by the Screening Unit of DHS. If new information means a person’s clearance is changed or revoked, this will be updated online.

It’s important to have a portal set up for your organisation to stay current on WWCC information.

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