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Working with Children Checks – Follow-Up

Appendix 1: Categories of child-related work and exemptions

  Category Examples of types of jobs

(but are not limited to)

Exemption specific to the category
1 Child care service; as defined by the Child Care Services Act 2007 or an education and care service defined in the Education and Care Services National Law (Western Australia) Managerial officers

Family day care educators

Educators

Students on placement over 18 years of age

Gardeners, cleaners and cooks whose employment is at the child care centre during centre hours and whose usual duties involve contact with children

Self-employed dance or art instructors who attend to provide classes to the children

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Students on placement over 18 years of age

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child to whom the service is being provided; or who is enrolled for, or otherwise ordinarily provided with, the service

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

2 Community kindergarten; registered under the School Education Act 1999 Teachers

Education assistants

Students on placement over 18 years of age

Non-teaching staff, including gardeners, cleaners and cooks whose employment is at the community kindergarten during kindergarten hours and whose usual duties involve contact with children

Self-employed dance or art instructors who attend to provide classes to the children

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child who is enrolled at the kindergarten

3 Educational institution for children Teachers

Non-teaching reception area staff including school registrars whose usual duties involve contact with children

Non-teaching staff such as gardeners and maintenance people whose employment is during school hours and whose usual duties involve contact with children

People providing health services to school children at the school

Instructors or leaders of after school activity programs taking place at the school

Canteen or tuckshop staff who have contact with children

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child who is enrolled at the educational institution

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

One-off national events and national tours

4 A coaching or private tuition service of any kind, but not including an informal arrangement entered into for private or domestic purposes Driving instructors who teach children to drive

Sport coaches for children

Providers of yoga, dance, art, language or music classes for children whether individually or in groups

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child to whom the service is being provided in connection with an activity in which the child is participating, or ordinarily participates

When the coaching or private tuition service is also carried out in connection with a club, association or movement (including of a cultural, recreational or sporting nature and whether incorporated or not) with a significant membership or involvement of children (category 12), and the work is carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child who is involved, or is ordinarily involved in some, or all, of the activities of the club, association or movement

A coaching or private tuition service provided to a class of 2 or more persons that is not provided primarily for children

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

One-off national events and national tours

5 An arrangement for the accommodation/care of children, whether in a residential facility or private residence, but not including an informal arrangement made by a parent of the child concerned or accommodation/care provided by a relative of the child School boarding house workers who have contact with a child as part of their usual duties

Country school hostel workers who have contact with a child as part of their usual duties

Youth refuge workers

People who provide ‘home stay’ or billeting accommodation for children

Au pairs, demi pairs and nannies

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child in connection with an activity in which the child is participating, or ordinarily participates

Arrangements for accommodation or care of children in a residential facility connected to, or used predominantly by students of, a university or other institution of tertiary accommodation

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

One-off national events and national tours

6 A placement arrangement or secure care arrangement under the Children and Community Services Act 2004 Foster carers

Relative carers

People employed by the Department of Communities accommodation and secure care services

Students on placement who are over 18 years of age, gardeners, cleaners and cooks who are employed at the residential care centre, who do their work while children are likely to be present and have contact with a child as part of their usual duties

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

7 The performance by an officer, as defined in the Children and Community Services Act 2004 of a function given to the officer under that Act Department of Communities officers and other staff members providing protection and support services to children and families Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

8 A detention centre, as defined in the Young Offenders Act 1994 section 3 Group workers at the youth detention centre

Teachers, counsellors, medical officers and others who provide services to young people at the youth detention centre (whether employed by the detention centre or not)

Students on placement who are over 18 years of age, gardeners, cleaners and cooks who are employed at the youth detention centre, who do their work while children are likely to be present and have contact with a child as part of their usual duties

Legal aid officers who see the youth at the detention centre

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

9 Community child health service Practitioners and others working at Perth Children’s Hospital where their usual duties include contact with children

Child health nurse

School health nurse

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child to whom the service is being provided in connection with an activity in which the child is participating, or ordinarily participates

10 Counselling or other support service Counsellors, psychotherapists and similar professionals who treat children’s emotional and psychological problems

Social workers or psychologists providing family counselling or support services that involve children

Speech pathologists and occupational therapists working with children who as part of their services provide counselling to assist children to manage their conditions

People providing counselling services for children with cancer and other serious illnesses

People providing telephone or website based counselling to children e.g. Kids Helpline

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child to whom the service is being provided in connection with an activity in which the child is participating, or ordinarily participates

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

One-off national events and national tours

11 A religious organisation Religious leaders including Ministers of religion, Rabbis, Priests, Acolytes and others where the usual duties of these leaders involves contact with children

Volunteers who work with children at “Sunday School”, church youth activities, or children’s religious storytelling

Chaplaincy services

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child to whom the service is being provided in connection with an activity in which the child is participating, or ordinarily participates

One-off national events and national tours

12 A club/association/movement (including of a cultural/recreational/sporting nature and whether incorporated or not) with a significant membership/involvement of children, but not including an informal arrangement entered into for private/domestic purposes Coaches and umpires at sporting clubs who have contact with children as part of their usual duties

Guides and scout leaders

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child who is involved, or is ordinarily involved in some, or all, of the activities of the club, association or movement

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

One-off national events and national tours

13 Ward of a public or private hospital in which children are ordinarily patients

 

 

 

 

Medical and paramedical staff working at a children’s hospital or on a ward where children are ordinarily patients

Hospital orderlies who are employed on wards of hospitals where children are ordinarily patients and who have contact with children as part of their usual duties

GP or paediatricians visiting the ward of a children’s hospital or a ward where children are ordinarily patients

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child in connection with an activity in which the child is participating, or ordinarily participate

14 A baby sitting or child minding service, but not including an informal arrangement entered into for private or domestic purposes Formal baby-sitter

People who work as live-in or daytime nanny,

Au pairs and demi pairs

Staff working with the children at a crèche that is not licensed at a recreational centre, health club or shopping centre

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child, to whom the service is being provided in connection with an activity in which the child is participating, or ordinarily participates

One-off national events and national tours

15 Overnight camp, regardless of the type of accommodation or how many children are involved Care takers of campsites who have contact with children as part of their usual duties at the camp

Self-employed, employees or volunteers who work (such as supervising children or activities) on an overnight camp organised by a school or club

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

One-off national events and national tours

16 A transport service specifically for children Transperth bus drivers whose usual duties include the provision of bus services specifically for children

Limousine drivers for children’s parties, school balls or other services specifically for children

Private coach hire services that only service schools e.g. for school excursions, camps or carnivals

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child who is a passenger on the transport service, or is ordinarily a passenger on the transport service

One-off national events and national tours

17 School crossing service, being a service provided to assist children to cross roads on their way to and from school A person who volunteers as a school crossing attendant

“Lollipop” school cross walk attendants (traffic wardens)

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child who is enrolled at the school

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

One-off national events and national tours

18 A children’s entertainment or party service People providing public entertainment services specifically for children, such as magicians and clowns, if they have contact with children

Animal farm shows that visit schools or provide private children’s parties

Father Christmas and related helpers (elves etc.) and the children’s photographer when they have contact with a child

Children’s play programs and holiday activity programs

Child volunteers

Unpaid students on placement under 18

Short-term visitors to WA

Work carried out on a voluntary basis by a parent of a child in connection with an activity in which the child is participating or ordinarily participates

Performances open to the general public, not involving physical contact with children, whether on payment of a fee or otherwise

Where the service only involves the provision of equipment, food or a venue, and no other children’s entertainment or party service

Police officers performing functions as a member of the WA Police Force

One-off national events and national tours

19 Work that is the exercise or performance by a person of a power or duty delegated to the person by the CEO under section 45 of the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004 This category is specifically for staff of the WWC Screening Unit

Source: The Screening Unit

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