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Occupational fields

One of the conditions for an activity to be recognised as child-related work under the Working with Children Act 2005 ('the Act'), is that it must fall within one of the occupational fields below.

If your work is not represented by one of these sectors, services or places of employment, you are not doing child-related work and you do not need a Check. 

To work out if your activity meets all the conditions for child-related work and whether you need a Check, complete the quiz Do I need a Check?

If you are doing child-related work in more than one occupational field, enter a code for each activity. 

 

Service or place of work Details Code
Camps
 
All overnight camps for children
 
10
 
Child care services
 

Child care services including:

-     centre-based long day care

-     occasional care

-     family day care

-     in-home care

-     outside school hours care
 

 

14

16

18

20

22

Child employment -supervisors
 
Supervision of a child (under 15 years of age) in employment under the Child Employment Act 2003
 
76
 
Child minding
 
Babysitting or child minding services arranged by a commercial agency
 
12
 
Child protection services
 
Child protection services
 
24
 
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
 
Clubs & associations Clubs, associations or movements of a cultural, recreational or sporting nature
 
42
Coaching & tuition
 
Coaching or private tuition services of any kind specifically for children
 
28
 
Counselling services
 
Counselling or other support services for children
 
40
 

Educational institutions

 

Educational institutions for children, specifically:

-     state schools (all primary, secondary, technical and special state schools)

-     non-government schools (all primary, secondary and special non-government schools)

-     TAFE colleges and TAFE divisions of universities providing VCE and/or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) subjects

-     some adult education providers offering VCE and/or VCAL subjects

-     other institutions providing children's study or training programs

 

44

46

 

48

50

52

Entertainment & party services
 
Commercial entertainment or party services for children unless they are merely incidental to or in support of other business activities
 
30
 
Foster care
 
Fostering children
 
54
 
Gym or play facilities
 
Commercial gym or play facilities for children unless they are merely incidental to or in support of other business activities
 
32
 
Out-of-home care services
 
Out-of-home care services (under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005)
 
38
 
Paediatric wards
 
Paediatric wards of public, private or denominational hospitals as defined in the Health Services Act 1988
 
58
 
Photography services
 
Commercial photography services for children unless they are merely incidental to or in support of other business activities
 
34
 
Refuges
 
Refuges or other residential facilities used by children
 
62
 
Religion
 
Religious organisations
 
64
 
School crossings
 
School crossing services
 
66
 
Student exchange programs / homestay arrangements Student exchange or homestay arrangement under Part 4.5A of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, including accommodation in a person’s home 78
Talent & beauty competitions
 
Commercial talent or beauty competitions for children unless they are merely incidental to or in support of other business activities
 
36
 
Transport
 
Publicly funded or commercial transport services specifically for children
 
60
 

Youth justice

 

Youth remand, residential, or justice centres, supervision units and probation services within the meaning of the Children Youth and Families Act 2005                           
 
56