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Suitability for Employment Checks

Non school locations

Employment as a Victorian Public Service (VPS) employee is conditional on undergoing a criminal record check conducted by the Department. However, VPS employees may undertake a wide range of duties and it is possible an employee’s duties may constitute ‘child-related work’ and a WWC Check will be required. Managers should carefully assess the duties to be performed by the VPS employee to determine whether a criminal record check conducted by the Department will be sufficient, or whether the appointee will also require a WWC Check.

Managers should contact the Employee Conduct Branch on 03 7022 0005 for advice on whether the duties to be performed meet the definition of ‘child-related work’ as contained in the Act.

Where the prospective employee’s duties will involve ‘child-related work’ as determined by the hiring manager, they will be required to undergo a WWC Check.

It is an offence for a VPS employee who requires a WWC Check to engage in ‘child-related work’ if they do not hold a current WWC Check.

Non school locations for Suitability for Employment Checks

Reviewed 10 March 2020

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