Working With Children Check (WWCC)

Working with Children Check

IMPORTANT: This process can take up to six weeks – you must submit your application in time to provide evidence of your card prior to commencing your first placement.

 From 2008, the Victorian Government requires all students undertaking professional experience in Victorian schools to complete a Working with Children Check. This includes students working or volunteering in early childhood centres, primary schools and secondary schools. Please note that as a volunteer you do not need to pay for this card.

Information for Completing a Working with Children Check Application Form:

  • Complete application online 
  • Apply for a Check
  • What kind of check do you need? Volunteer
  • Do you know which specific organisation(s) you will be doing paid and/or volunteer child-related work for? Yes
    • Organisation Name: RMIT University
    • Address Line 1: GPO 2476
    • Town/City: Melbourne
    • State: Victoria
    • Postcode: 3001
    • Phone: 0399252000
  • Occupational Fields
    • Child care services *
      • Centre-based long day care (14)
      • Occasional care (16)
    • Children’s services *
      • Children’s services including kindergartens or preschools under the Children’s Services Act 1996 and Education and Care Services National Law (Victoria) Act 2010 (26)
    • Educational institutions
      • State school (all primary, secondary, technical, and special state schools) (44)
      • Non government schools (all primary, secondary and special non-government schools) (46)
      • Other institutions providing children’s study or training programs (52)

* Early Childhood students (GD204/BP320 PEC) only

Once you have received your WWCC card,  log into RMIT InPlace Student Portal and upload a copy (instructions on how to complete this is on the InPlace section of this website)

If you already have a card:

If you have a Working with Children Card you need to add RMIT University as an organisation.  You can do this under the Update my details section on the website  ( The information required is listed above.

Failure to upload a copy of your WWCC Card to InPlace before commencement of placement will mean you are unable to commence and complete this course.

When attending placement you MUST have your WWCC card on you at all times.