After a month of travelling up the Northern Territories, I was supposed to end my trip in Sydney. However circumstances ask that I extend my trip longer than my initial stay here.
In order to sustain financially my extended stay here, I have to look for a part time job. In which case, I decided that returning to my training vocation seems like a good idea.
In the last 6 months, the administration here in New South Wales has required that all staff being newly employed in the Childcare industry are to apply for a Working With Children Check, similar to their counterparts in the other states. The difference however is that a card would not be provided, like what they do for the states of Queensland and Victoria.
I do believe they will send a notice or statement with an applicant number. This number will need to be quoted when applying for employment or volunteering services with children.
The charges? 80AUD!
I don't think it's cheap... But I guess that may deter a lot of people who would initially want to work with children... And the govt's way of making more money. Sigh.
They have also introduced the EYLF Early Years Learning Framework. I do believe Queensland had something like this when I was doing my uni studies in 2006. I need to check it out if its the same.