It is the responsibility of the community language school to ensure the suitability of anyone working or volunteering at the school, and to ensure that children are safe with them.

All staff and volunteers, including all school committee members, must have a current Working with Children (WWC) Check.

If a person holds a current Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration they do not need to obtain a WWC Check. No other forms of clearance, such as criminal checks, are acceptable.

Each community language school is required to provide copies of the WWC Checks or VIT registrations for the Principal, committee members and all staff and volunteers at each of its campuses for the accreditation application. After accreditation these must be kept on file at the school. Staff must also be listed separately in the WWC/VIT template (downloadable below) to enable cross-checking of the WWC Checks and VIT registrations.


Working with Children checks are valid for five years. Information about WWC checks can be found at


Instructions for submission

Download the WWC/VIT template and complete it. Attach clear, colour copies of the WWC checks / VIT registrations in the same order in which you have listed them. Save the whole file as “07_workingwithchildren.pdf”.