Recently, as you may have known, I went back to see my previous Childcare Agent.
Among the more important documentation that I had to fill in was the NSW Work With Children Check.
Now, if you have been following my adventures on childcare in Australia, you'd have known that the Work With Children Check are among the more important procedures that every person who wants to be engaged whether in voluntary or paid employment in any childcare related industry has to undertake before they can be legally released and approved to work with children.
As it has been more than 12 months since I've been inactive from my employment, I have to complete a redo of the Work With Children Check. The best thing about doing it in NSW is that the entire procedure is FREE, but it is payable in states like Victoria, and Queensland (starting from AUD70). However, it can be used immediately when one is in a lack of time!
Here is a recent February 2010 report that I found that describes the Pre-Employement Screening & Police Checks of all the different states in Australia. It is published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. You may also download here for printing purposes.
It would take within 10 working days for the Work With Children Check results to get back to Childcare Agency. Till then, I'd just be sourcing for my teaching resources.. (and going for my facials ^^ )