Working with Children Check exemptions apply to all teachers

24 OCTOBER 2019

Under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, all registered teachers are exempt from requiring a Working with Children (WWC) Check. This includes registered early childhood teachers (ECTs).

If you are a registered ECT, you are exempt from requiring a WWC Check.

How does the Education Legislation Amendment Act 2018 affect early childhood employers?

Recent industry feedback indicates that some early childhood employers are requesting their ECTs to supply a WWC Check, however this is not necessary.

If you’re an early childhood employer, watch the following video for specific information relating to how the changes affect you.