How & Why To Get A
Working With Children Check (WWCC)

What is a Working With Children Check (WWCC)?

A Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for people who work or volunteer in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. The result of a WWCC is either a clearance to work with children for five years, or a bar against working with children. Cleared applicants are subject to ongoing monitoring and relevant new records may lead to the clearance being revoked. The Working With Children Check can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW for as long as the worker remains cleared. (NSW Government 2017).

Why do I need a WWCC?

Tutoring is a child-related industry, so we require all of our Tutors to have an up to date WWCC.


What if I'm under 18?

If you're under the age of 18, you are exempt from requiring a WWCC. This doesn't prevent you from becoming a tutor with us and you can still complete the Contractor Information Form; however, we ask that you apply for a WWCC once you turn 18 and let us know once you have received it.

How do I get a WWCC in NSW?

You can get your WWCC through Kids Guardian. Simply click 'Apply for your Check'. Please note that the check lasts for 5 years and has an $80 fee. Although we are unable to reimburse you for this cost, your WWCC can also be used for any position outside of Evolutionary Tutors.

The details that you provide in this form should be YOUR own details, NOT Evolutionary Tutors'.

When filing out the form:

  • Select 'Self employed' under the heading 'Purpose of check'.

How do I get a WWCC in Victoria?

You can get your WWCC through workingwithchildrencheck.vic.gov.au. Simply click 'Start Application' and follow the steps listed on the website. Please note that the check lasts for 5 years and has an $123.40 fee. Although we are unable to reimburse you for this cost, your WWCC can also be used for any position outside of Evolutionary Tutors.

All the details you enter in this form should be YOUR own details, NOT Evolutionary Tutors'.

When filing out the form:

  • Under organisation details and the question "Do you know which specific organisation(s) you will be doing paid and/or volunteer child-related work for?" - Please select 'No' (you can use your WWCC for paid/volunteer for any organisation and you will be tutoring as an independent contractor).
  • Select '52 Educational - Other institutions providing children's' study or training programs' as the occupational field.

I have applied for a WWCC, but I'm still waiting to receive it. How do I proceed?

If you have applied for your WWCC and are waiting to receive it, you can still fill out the Contractor Information Form with your WWCC Application Number.  Then once receive your WWCC number please email it to tutors@evolutionarytutors.com and we can update your profile.

If you have any issues in obtaining a Working With Children Check, please contact us at tutors@evolutionarytutors.com and we will do our best to help.

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