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Volunteer to Employee Check

Volunteer to Employee Check

You need an Employee Check to do paid child-related work. Employee Checks are valid for both paid and volunteer child-related work, for five years.

How do I change from a Volunteer to an Employee Check?

  1. Register for access to MyCheck, then log in and select ‘Volunteer to Employee Check’.
  2. If you have renewed your Check previously, upload a new photo.
  3. Confirm or update your personal, contact and organisation/s details.
  4. Pay the non-refundable Employee Check fee by credit card.


What are the photo requirements?

A new photo that is less than 12 months old is required for your card. Photos that do not meet the following requirements will be rejected.Sample photo images

You need to:

  • face the camera with your head straight not tilted
  • only show your head and shoulders
  • have your eyes open
  • have a neutral expression on your face
  • be in front of a plain, light-coloured background.


You can wear:

  • glasses if you normally wear them
  • apparel covering your hair if you do so for religious or medical reasons.


Photo specifications:

  • colour
  • jpg or jpeg format
  • a minimum 406 x 521 pixels
  • less than 5MB in size
  • sharp focus
  • strong contrast between face and background
  • well lit with no shadows
  • less than 12 months old.