Why is it important for all employees to have a working with vulnerable people Card?

Why is it important for all employees to have a working with vulnerable people Card?

Working with Vulnerable Checks are important in Canberra, ACT to help protect the vulnerable, aged and child population from exploitation and abuses. However, it should not be used as employment probity or check for unrelated roles as not every position requires a WWVP Check depending on stipulations by the Act.

What is the working with vulnerable people background checking ACT 2011?

Working with vulnerable people in the ACT is regulated by the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011. The Act requires people, including the self-employed, who work or volunteer with vulnerable people to undertake a risk assessment (background check) and to be registered.

How much does a WWVP card cost ACT?

Application fees The registration fee for anyone undertaking paid work in a regulated activity is $137. Please note that application fees are not refundable. Any applications received or registrations issued from 1 July 2019 will have the registration period set at 5 years at no additional cost.

How do I apply for ACT WWVP?

Login to your ACT Digital Account

  1. > Apply for a WWVP registration.
  2. > Renew a WWVP registration.
  3. > Replace a WWVP registration card.
  4. > Apply for a NDIS only registration.
  5. > Complete your saved WWVP/NDIS application.
  6. > Track your submitted WWVP/NDIS application.

What does working with vulnerable adults mean?

Vulnerable Adult Definition The Department of Health defines a vulnerable adult as a person aged 18 or over who may need community care services because of a disability (mental or other), age, or illness.

How long does it take to get a WWVP card Tasmania?

We recommend you start the process with the Department of Justice as soon as is practicable for you. The RWVP process can take approximately 6 weeks.

How long does it take to get WWVP card in Canberra?

4-6 weeks
How long does it take to get the WWVP registration card? Access Canberra’s average processing time is 4-6 weeks from lodging the application in an Access Canberra Service Centre (photograph and proof of identity) to receiving the registration card.

How do I get a blue card in Canberra?

To get a BlueCard: Check training availability with your preferred provider. There will be a training provider course fee. A separate BlueCard fee (currently $55) will also be charged. The training provider will forward your details to TEACHO so your BlueCard can be issued.

What qualities do you need to work with vulnerable people?

Key skills required to work with vulnerable adults

  • Strong communication.
  • Patience.
  • Observant.
  • Flexibility.
  • Reliability.

What qualifications do I need to work with vulnerable adults?

How much is a working with vulnerable peoples card Tasmania?


Task Type Amount
Apply Application $19.80
Apply Application $115.50
General Duplicate Certificate $41.25
Vary Variation $95.70

Is access Canberra open during lockdown?

Despite an increased online presence, Access Canberra Service Centres remain open to those in the community who need face-to-face support.

What is a blue card exemption?

To work or volunteer in regulated child-related employment or operate a regulated child-related business in Queensland, you may need a blue card or exemption card.