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We work directly with high-school students. Therefore all volunteers with Embrace are required to complete a Working With Children (WWC) check.

When to apply?

Please apply for your Working With Children check now, regardless of the stage you are currently at with your application. We recommend this as the WWC can take up to two months to return, yet applications are free, last for 5 years and can be used for other purposes even if you do not pass your Embrace interview and other requirements.


Working With Children Check:

All volunteers are required to complete a WWC check . The check is free for volunteers. Remember the sooner you apply, the sooner it will come back!

Please go to https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj to apply for your WWC Check.

1/ Working With Children Check
You will need a current WWC to commence tutoring.

Scenario 1: I don’t have a current WWC Check

Please proceed to completing your WWC check as soon as possible and by no later than one week after notification of your successful interview. You can apply online at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj

Please note that Police Checks are no longer needed.

After completing your WWC check, you will be given a receipt number. Then, once your WWC application has been approved, you will receive a text confirming your successful application. Finally, you will receive your WWC card in the mail and we will also obtain a copy of the card at our office. The process from start to finish usually takes two weeks.  

We can be notified of your successful application in two ways:


You can take a photo of your receipt number and text from the government and send it to the Recruitment Officer Stephanie Huang at recruitment@embrace-education.org


You can wait until the Victorian Government sends us a copy of your card   



Scenario 2: I already have a current WWC check

You need to co-register your check with Embrace Education within 21 days of commencement with Embrace via the following link: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/cardholders/update+your+details/

Embrace’s organisation details are the following:


PH: 0467 736 188

You will also need to select the following 'occupational fields':


28: Coaching or tuition services of any kind for children 

44:  State Schools (including all primary, secondary, technical and special State schools

52: Other institutions providing children's study or training programs 


 For more information about the Working With Children Check, please go to: