If you have a Volunteer Check and want to do paid child-related work, you need to change the type of your Working with Children Check from Volunteer to Employee. With an Employee Check, you can do both volunteer and paid child-related work for five years once you get your new card.
There’s no need to start a new application – you can change it online!
How do I change from a Volunteer to an Employee Check?
You can now do this through Service Victoria. It's a new Victorian Government website bringing different services together in one place.
Volunteer to Employee Check (External link)
Alternatively, you can register for access to MyCheck, then login to change from a Volunteer to an Employee Check.
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Photo requirements if you need to upload a photo
You might need a new photo if you have renewed your card before. The photo you provide must meet the requirements below
You need to :
Face the camera with your head straight, not tilted
Have a neutral expression on your face
Only show your head and shoulders
Be in front of a plain, light-coloured background
Have your eyes open
You can wear:
Glasses if you normally wear them
Apparel covering your hair if you do so for religious or medical reasons
Your photo must be:
Have sharp focus
jpg or jpeg format
A strong contrast between face and background
A minimum 406 x 521 pixels
Well lit with no shadows
Less than 5MB in size
Less than 12 months old