Applicant consent and declaration
1.I consent to the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department), its agents, contractors and their subcontractors receiving, sharing, copying and processing the information in this application and its attachments for the purposes of the Working with Children Act 2005 (the Act) and the Working with Children Regulations 2016 (the Regulations).
2.I consent to the department, for the purposes of this application, seeking information about me from any source considered necessary, including any Australian Police agency, the National Police Checking Service known as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), any court, prosecuting authority, authorised screening agency, Professional Registration Board, relevant prescribed body, health treating professional, agency and any government department including the Department of Health and Human Services, Commission for Children and Young People and Corrections Victoria. I consent to the disclosure to the department by such persons of any information sought and if I am granted a Working with Children Check (Check), I also consent to the department making any similar ongoing enquiries while I continue to hold the Check.
3.I understand that the information which may be disclosed to the department includes, but is not limited to, the details about or circumstances relating to, convictions, findings of guilt and charges regardless of the outcome of the charges or when and where the offence or alleged offence occurred.
4.I acknowledge it is an offence to apply for a Check if I am a subject to an order under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004, Serious Sex Offenders Monitoring Act 2005, or Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009.
5.While my application is being assessed, I understand that if my criminal record discloses charges, offences or orders specified in Schedule 3 of the Act, regardless of when and where they occurred, I must not do paid or volunteer child-related work. I also understand that the 'Check status' service on the Check website during the course of the assessment will indicate that I am ineligible to do paid or voluntary child-related work.
6.I understand that in accordance with the Act and the Regulations, the department may disclose personal information about me to the organisations whose details I provide to the department, or where otherwise permitted by any act or regulations.
7.I understand that I must notify the department within 21 days of changes to my details. This includes my personal and contact details and the details of all organisations where I am doing child-related work.
8.I consent to the department correcting my organisation contact details if it is satisfied that the information held is incorrect.
9.I understand that I must notify the department and any organisations where I am doing child-related work within 7 days if I am charged with or found guilty of an offence, if I become subject to reporting obligations imposed by Part 3 of the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004, become subject to a supervision order or interim extended supervision order under the Serious Sex Offenders Monitoring Act 2005, become subject to a supervision order or detention order or a relevant finding is made against me by a prescribed body.
10.I consent to the department using the contact details I provide to request information (including any document, written submission or consent) for the purposes of assessing or completing my application. I also consent to the department notifying me about the finalisation, progress and outcome of my application and to request feedback from me relating to the Check.
11.If I am issued with a Check, I consent to the department using the contact details I provide to contact me about updating my details, remind me about the expiry of my Check, send me periodic emails and eNewsletters, request information (including any document, written submission or consent) when re-assessing my eligibility to hold the Check, and notify me of the progress and outcome of any such re-assessment.