News

  • WWC Check Workshop in Broome

    Apr 12, 2017
    The WWC Community Engagement Team will be visiting Broome in May. A free ‘WWC Check: Safeguarding in Action’ workshop for community members will be held on 17 May 2017. For more workshop information click here.
  • More community workshops!

    Mar 01, 2017

    Due to increased demand, an additional WWC Check workshop has been added to the 2017 workshop calendar. If you would like to attend this free session on 17 March 2017 please register on our Events page.

  • Free WWC Check Workshops 2017

    Jan 10, 2017

    The Working with Children Check: Safeguarding in Action workshops commence on 17 February 2017 and run throughout the year. For more information, including booking details click here to visit our Events page.

  • WWC Screening Unit Christmas Closure

    Nov 24, 2016
    The WWC Screening Unit will be closed over the Christmas break from 26 December 2016 to 2 January. The Unit will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
    Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
  • Applying for Jobs and need a WWC Check?

    Sep 20, 2016

    If you are applying for jobs which require a WWC Check and you do not already have one or yours has expired, you can only apply for a Check when you have been successful in gaining a position.

    Once a prospective employer offers you a position (that involves child-related work) they will request you apply for a WWC Check and they will sign and verify your child-related work on your WWC Check application form.

    The WWC Act requires that you only apply when you are about to start child-related employment. Your application receipt is proof that you have a pending application and in most cases this allows you to start your child-related work. For more information about working while you have a pending application please click here.
  • WWC Check fee increase from 1 July 2016

    Jul 01, 2016

    A small fee increase for a WWC Check will take effect from 1 July 2016. For paid employees and self-employed people this is a small increase in line with CPI, from $82.00 to $83.00.

    The WWC Check continues to be subsidised by Government and does not reflect the full cost of the ‘live’ Check. For more information about current fees click here.

  • Receive an email from us?

    Feb 19, 2016

    We are improving our services to include email reminders and online renewals. If you are a card holder and we have your email address, you will now receive an email reminding you that your WWC Card is due to expire.

    If you are an employer, volunteer organisation or education provider representative and a card holder has submitted an online renewal form and nominated you to sign their renewal, you will receive an email from us requesting you follow a link and register. If you are concerned about the authenticity of this email please check the email was sent from “wwc-noreply@cpfs.wa.gov.au” and rather than follow the link in the email you can copy and paste the link into your browser.

    If you are concerned please contact the WWC Screening Unit.

  • Free WWC Check Workshops

    Feb 18, 2016

    The WWC Screening Unit holds regular free training. If you would like to know more about the WWC Check, your obligations and child-safeguarding attend a free workshop. Click here for more information.

  • Renewing is easy!

    Feb 17, 2016

    A new online renewal process is now available! Many card holders whose WWC Cards are due to expire within three months and who are continuing to engage in child-related work may be eligible to submit an online renewal application. Card holders should register to use the online services and check their eligibility. Click here for more information.

  • Register for our new online services

    Dec 17, 2015

    Welcome to our new look website, which now includes some online services. Our aim has been to make it easier for you to interact with us.

    You can now register to:

    • apply to renew your WWC Card online;

    • check the status of your WWC Check application;

    • apply for a replacement WWC Card, should it be lost or stolen; and

    • keep your contact details up to date.   

    Click here to register for WWC Check online services.

     

  • Our New Look WWC Card is Here!

    Oct 12, 2015
    Sample WWC Card

    After ten years, the WWC Card has a new, fresh look. The old-style WWC Cards are still valid until their expiry date, but are no longer being printed. You will start to notice our new logo and style around the place as we refresh our look.