26 September 2023

Working with children checks now faster

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Service Victoria has announced it is making it easier to check the validity of Working with Children Checks (WWCC) as it has installed a new online ‘bulk status checker’.

The Service said the new online checker could check up to 1,500 WWCCs at one time for business owners and operators.

“Simply put the staff members’ card numbers and surnames into a CSV file and upload it to the Service Victoria status checker,” it said.

“Service Victoria will send you an email with the results.”

It said Digital Working with Children Check cards was also available now.

“Cardholders can store and show a digital version of their Check in the Service Victoria app. You can see if someone’s digital card is current or expired by using the Service Victoria app to scan the QR code on the digital card.”

Service Victoria said people who had been excluded from Working with Children Check would not be able to show a valid digital card.

“The Service Victoria app can only scan a legitimate QR code, helping prevent fraud,” it said.

“Get the Service Victoria app from Google Play or the App Store.”

Service Victoria said more than 20,000 people have added a digital card to their phone.

“Plastic cards are still valid and can be used, but cardholders now have the option of a digital card,” it said.

“Find out more about getting and managing Working with Children Checks through the Service Victoria app.”

That app can be accessed at this PS News link.

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