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Posted 2 Nov '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Working With Children Check

APA (NSW) Member Update

Working With Children Check

Friday 3 November 2017

Dear Member,

Given recent correspondence by People & Culture regarding Working with Children Checks (WWCC), APA (NSW) would like to provide clarification for our members regarding your obligations. 

As outlined in our previous update, we remind members that for existing paramedics, there is no requirement to apply for the WWCC prior to 31 March 2018. That is, an application for a WWCC must be in by this date but the application is not required to be finalised by this date.

Having said the above, APA (NSW) supports members’ views that requiring paramedics to pay for the cost of getting a WWCC is unfair as it is a cost related to employment that should be borne by the employer. We are continuing to have discussions with the NSW Government with respect to this and will advise you of any significant developments that may result. 

APA (NSW) Executive 

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