Friday, 17 March 2017

TAFE NSW Working With Children Check update

TAFE NSW Working With Children Check update – March 2017 (PDF version)

TAFE NSW has been reminding staff and unions the deadline for applying for the Working With Children Check (WWCC) is coming up on the 31 March.

The consequences for not applying for a WWCC could be serious and your union urges members to apply for a WWCC as soon as possible.

The PSA (CPSU) continues to look for ways to have the employer pay for this check. However, we do not have a clear answer just yet. Please keep your receipt so that if there is a chance we can claim the cost back for you or you can claim the cost as a tax deduction.

Members who are facing financial difficulties, please contact your local People and Culture representative. If you don’t get a suitable response, then contact the PSA (CPSU) on 1300 772 679.

If any member has a WWCC rejected, please contact the PSA (CPSU) and the union will advocate for you to work in a position that does not require a WWCC. Failing a WWCC does not mean someone is a bad person or has a bad history. A failure can come from a range of reasons, so please don’t assume the worst if you or a colleague has an application declined.

You can support the work of the PSA (CPSU) and your local delegates by asking your colleagues to JOIN their union.

Please forward this to your colleagues so that they are informed about this important requirement, and encourage them to JOIN the PSA (CPSU).