Department of Justice
Between 1 July 2014 and the end of 2016 if you want to work or volunteer with children, you might need to apply for this new Registration.
The aim is to keep our children as safe as possible by reducing the incidence of sexual, physical, psychological, emotional harm or neglect of children in Tasmania.
Tasmania will come into line with all other Australian States and Territories who already have similar registration processes.
If you intend to teach in Tasmania in 2017, you need to hold Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (RWVP).
AND you must provide your RWVP registration number to the Teachers Registration Board
This new Registration process will require:
To find out when the new registration will become compulsory, find your sector in A guide to the 3-year phased in approach for child-related sectors (PDF, 12 Pages).
If you need more information on each sector, you can view more guides here.
Applicants that urgently need to start work in a regulated role before their registration is approved should discuss with their employer or volunteer body the conditions of the Supervised Employment Statutory Declaration (PDF File, 1 page). This declaration is completed by the applicant and supplied to the employer or volunteer body. It is not required to be lodged with Service Tasmania or the Working with Children Registration unit. Please note: This Statutory Declaration cannot be used for overnight stays under any circumstances.
To change your class of registration, follow these steps:
The next stage for the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People process is to require people working with vulnerable adults to be registered.
Details of the phase in schedule will be published here once it becomes available.
Parliament recently passed amendments to the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013.
For a full summary of these changes see the Legislation Changes Fact Sheet (PDF File, 374.4KB)
From 1 July 2016:
Volunteer only $18.36
Change of class $88.74
Replacement registration card $38.25
The fee is not refundable. This means you pay the fee regardless of whether you withdraw your application or if your application is unsuccessful.
Call 1300 654 499
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