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Deter, Detect, Protect - Working with Children Check

About the program

Deter, Detect, Protect - Working with Children Check is presented by the Working with Children Screening Unit, Department for Community Services and the Department of Education’s Standards and Integrity Unit. This half day workshop is intended for staff who have responsibilities for managing the Working with Children Check (WWC) in their workplaces. 

This is an interactive workshop.  There are case scenarios and case studies to discuss in small groups.

This workshop will help confirm what you do know about the WWC Check and also identify what you don’t know.  The workshop will cover:

  • managing risk of harm – to children and to your school
  • the essentials of administering the WWC Check within a Department of Education context
  • continuous checking
  • dealing with critical incidents
  • child safeguarding, designing out crime and creating a positive culture.

Come with an open mind and a preparedness for leading positive change. 

By the end of this workshop you will have a much stronger understanding of the WWC legislation, your compliance responsibilities and key contact people and supports.                                                                    

As a result of this workshop you will be able to:

  • address the administrative requirements of the WWC Check in your school
  • confidently liaise with other staff in your school about the requirements of the WWC Check and Department of Education policy and practice in this regard
  • identify key contact people to support your work.

About the facilitators

Deter, Detect, Protect - Working with Children Check is presented by Susan Burton and Lynette Ryan from the Working with Children Screening Unit, Department for Child Protection and Family Support.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:‚Äč

  • Leading the management of the school.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parent/carers and the community.

Competency Framework for School Corporate Services Staff:

  • Human resource management
  • School and student administration.

Generic competencies:

  • accountability
  • integrity and professional conduct.

    Half-day program

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Institute for Professional Learning   
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street

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On the day

  • Programs start at 9.00am. Tea and coffee are available from 8.45am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea is provided.


The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).


Please note the Institute does not have on-site parking available:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to enrol

  • Register for Deter, Detect, Protect - Working with Children Check on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email .


Deter, Detect, Protect - Working with Children Check

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