As most gymnastics participants are under 18 years old across Australia, keeping our children safe is one of the top priorities for all Gymnastics Associations in Australia. A key part of Child Safety is ensuring that our gymnastics workforce and volunteers are regularly checked for authorisation to work with children.
It is State/Territory legislation to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent when working in or volunteering with direct contact with children. This is outlined further in the Child Safety Policy.
Please visit this website to see how you can get a Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent in your State/Territory.
If you are under the age of 18, you still may require a Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent if you are working or volunteering at a Gymnastics organisation or event. Please refer this page for more information as legislation varies in each State/Territory.
How can I ensure my WWCC gets validated?
For a WWCC or equivalent check to be validated by the Oho system or the Government validation websites you must ensure that all details on the WWCC or equivalent match exactly what is registered on Gymnastics Online.
If you are:
- A Technical Member you can validate your WWCC now as self service in your Tech Member Portal> Personal Details tab. More information
- Currently working at a Club, you must ask your Club to update these details via the Club Admin Portal> WWCC tab. More information
You must have the following on your profile registered in Gymnastics Online correct in order to be validated:
|Aspect to check||Where to find||How to update|
|Name||My Account> Under My Details header||Please follow these instructions to update your personal details. If you are unable to update your personal details please contact us.|
|Ensure your full name (including middle name if it is on your WWCC or equivalent acccreditation) registered in the Gymnastics in Australia national database matches what is on the card in order to be validated. If you have a preferred name, please use the nick name field.|
|Birthdate||Birthdates are only required for NSW WWCC and SA WWCC validations|
|Email address||Ensure your email address only has one email listed and is a valid email address.|
|Phone Number||Ensure your phone number has 10 digits eg. 0411222333 or 0386989700|
|Card Type||My Account> Under Working with Children Check (WWCC) information header||Please ask the Club you work or volunteer at to update these details via their Club Admin Portal> WWCC Check tab|
|If you do not work at a Club, please email your State Association with the following information:|
|Card Expiry Date||Please ensure your Card is recorded in Gymnastics Online with an acceptable card number format relevant to your type of WWCC or equivalent.|
What notifications will I receive?
Members may receive the following notifications if your Working with Children check needs to be addressed on Gymnastics Online.
- Missing Working with Children Check notification
You will receive this if you haven’t registered WWCC or equivalent card details in the National Gymnastics database.
- Working with Children Check due to expire notification
You will receive this if you have previously registered WWCC or equivalent card details in the National Gymnastics database and the card expiry is coming up for renewal.
- Working with Children Check expired on notification
You will receive this if you have previously registered WWCC or equivalent card details in the National Gymnastics database and the card has expired.
Any questions or need assistance? Please contact support.