Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In most  Australian states and territories (including NSW), formal Working With Children Checks are NOT required for  invited ITF volunteer guest speakers, as they will not have unsupervised access to students. Schools are experts on child protection and they choose who has contact with their students.  

School systems within the same state/territory may have local requirements, which are subject to change from time to time.  It is recommended that teachers specify requirements for their school in their invitations.

We recommend that ITF Volunteers clarify a school’s child protection requirements when an invitation is sent to them or else obtain a volunteer child protection clearance beforehand just in case it may be required. In most cases this is free and if not, a minimal fee is required. 

The relevant websites are as follows:



 Western Australia:




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