As of 5 December 2016, a number of changes to the application process for Victorian applicants of the Working with Children Check have been introduced. These include:

  • A new application form with a number of enhancements to create a more user-friendly and efficient experience for applicants.
  • The option of securely verifying their identity online using two primary documents. This will reduce the time it takes to finalise an application at a participating Australia Post outlet. Applicants who successfully verify their identity electronically will only need to present one acceptable photo ID document at Australia Post.
  • The list of acceptable POI documents has expanded to include many commonly used documents and cards. Documents are now classified as ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’, replacing the previous 100 points system.

For further details on the changes, head to the Working with children website.