Working With Children Check (WWCC)
If your Psychology Internship placement involves regular direct and unsupervised contact with a child you are required to hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC).
The Working with Children (WWC) Check helps protect children from physical and sexual harm. The scheme aims to prevent those who pose a risk to children from working or volunteering with them. Further information
WWCC cards are valid for five years.
Applying for a WWCC
Apply online: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au
You only need to apply for a volunteer check.
When you lodge the WWCC form at a participating Australia Post outlet you will be given an application receipt. This application receipt is proof that you have lodged an application for a WWCC. A copy of the application receipt must be forwarded to:
Psychology Internship, School of Psychology, Melbourne Burwood Campus.
A WWCC card will be sent to you (this can take a number of weeks). Immediately upon receipt of the card you are required to provide a photocopy of the card to the School of Psychology. It is your responsibility to ensure that your WWCC is valid at all times throughout your enrolment and to provide the card upon request at placement.