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Working With Children Check

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria) requires all student teachers to hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) before you are allowed to undertake a placement in schools or educational workplaces in Victoria.

WWCC cards are valid for five years and pre-service teachers will not be allowed to complete placement if they cannot produce a WWCC card, or a WWCC application receipt, on arrival at the school or educational workplace (and if requested in the future).

Failure to comply with these requirements will jeopardise your enrolment in the course.

Still need your Working With Children Check?

Obtain a Working With Children Check.

Are you completing your placement interstate?
View information on applying for a WWCC outside of Victoria.

To help you complete your Working With Children Check application:

  • the type of application is ‘volunteer’ (no fee)
  • for 'occupational work codes', enter the following numbers: 26, 44, 46, 48, 50 and 52.

Provide the following information for ‘organisation details’.

Burwood Campus

  • Organisation name: Deakin University.
  • Postal address of organisation for Burwood Campus: (Do not select ‘autocomplete’. Select ‘manually enter’).
  • Postal number and street: 221 Burwood Highway.
  • Postal address line 2: Attn. Professional Experience Office.
  • Postal Suburb: Burwood    State: Victoria    Postcode: 3125    Phone: 0392443831.

Geelong Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses

  • Organisation name: Deakin University.
  • Postal address of organisation for Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses: (Please select ‘manually enter”’).
  • Postal number and street: 75 Pigdons Road.
  • Postal address line 2: Attn. Professional Experience Office.
  • Postal Suburb: Waurn Ponds    State: Victoria    Postcode: 3216    Phone: 0352271470.

Application receipt

When you lodge your WWCC form at a participating Australia Post outlet you will be sent an application receipt via email. This email receipt is proof that you have lodged your WWCC application. A copy of the email must be forwarded along with your name and student number to the Deakin University Professional Experience Office:

Your Working With Children Check card

A WWCC card will be sent to you by mail (this can take a number of weeks). As soon as you receive your card you are required to provide a photocopy of the card to the Deakin's Professional Experience Office. 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.

Already have a valid Working With Children Check from a previous employer?

If you already have a WWCC card, this check may be used for professional experience purposes. A clear copy of the card must be provided to Deakin's Professional Experience Office. See below details of how to lodge this information.

You will need to add ‘Deakin University Professional Experience Office’ to the list of organisations on the Working with Children Check website.

How to provide your WWCC details

  • Upload to InPlace (preferred method)
  • In person
    • Professional Experience Office, Building N, room N1.014 (Burwood students).
    • Professional Experience Office, Building ic, room 3.124 (Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses and online students)

How to upload your WWCC card details to InPlace

  • Log on to InPlace
  • Under ‘details’ select ‘Working With Children Check upload (from 2017)’.
  • Upload a clear photo or a scan of the front of your WWCC card by selecting ‘browse’, ‘find file’, ‘upload’ and ‘save’.
  • Verified status will default to ‘no’ as it is yet to be verified.
  • Once the Professional Experience Office has provided verification the status will change to ‘yes’.
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