Who does not need a Working with Children Clearance?
The Working with Children Clearance is designed for certain work situations. In some cases there will be people who do not require this check.
A person who is 15 years of age or less is exempt from holding a Working with Children Clearance.
A person who is a volunteer in children’s services, a school, club, association or movement with significant child membership and:
- The work does not involve an overnight stay
They are a parent of one or more of the children they will have contact with
They will be under the direct supervision of someone who holds an Ochre Card
The person engaging them for the work does not require them to hold a Working with Children Clearance.
A visitor to the NT who will be working as a volunteer for a total period of no more than 14 days per year.
A person who works or volunteers for a children’s entertainment or party service that provides food, equipment or a venue, but has no contact with children.
A person who provides babysitting or child-minding services, but not as part of a commercial enterprise.
An emergency carer via a placement arrangement made under the Care and Protection of Children (Placement Arrangements) Regulations. In all cases these exemptions only apply if the person is not otherwise engaged in child-related employment.
A person who provides accommodation for a child in their private residence for no more than 7