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Information on renewing Working With Children Check WWC for Hosts

Apply your Working with Children Check

The Working with Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW. It involves a National Police Check (criminal history record check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct. Results of a National Police Check can take up to 4 weeks to be received. The outcome of a check is either a clearance to work with children or a bar against working with children. If cleared, the check will be valid for 5 years, however applicants are continuously monitored.

How to apply

  1. Select the ‘Apply online’ button.
  2. Complete the online form ensuring the name you enter matches your identity documents exactly.
  3. Visit a Service NSW Centre to present your original identity documents and (if applicable) pay the fee.
Note: Once you’ve provided your identity documents at the service centre, the National Police Criminal History check begins. This process can take up to 4 weeks.

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It is the responsibility of all Oz Homestay approved homestay families, to ensure your home and contents are insured appropriately and that it covers damage caused by, or injuries to, students living in your home. All homestay families should check the details of your cover with your insurance company. Should your insurance company not cover homestay students, the following company may be able to assist your further and provide the required cover.

Homestay Insurance – www.expressinsurance.com.au

RSM Group – www.rsmgroup.com.au/

We strongly advise that you seek independent advice and understand all documentation from your preferred insurer or insurance broker in relation to any financial product or service. Oz Homestay requires all Hosts to provide proof that you have home contents and public liability insurance to cover students residing in your home. Disclaimer of Endorsement Reference to any products, services, advice, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Oz Homestay. Nor is endorsement of us implied by such links. They are for convenience only, as a reference for Hosts.

2020 Special Notice

Oz Homestay is continuing to provide support and training during the COVID-19 outbreak. ​We are working to ensure we can continue to deliver high-quality care and relevant information to our students and homestay families, our staff and partner institutions. As of 1st October 2020 we have adopted the following approaches:

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Host Availability and Emergency Contact Protocol

Become a homestay host
We are continuing to have record breaking numbers of students requiring homestay. Students are also coming to Australia younger and younger. Education institutions are also accepting students more often throughout the year. All of these reasons combined mean that we are constantly looking out for who has rooms available. Please keep this in mind and do let us know when your rooms become available. Even if we don’t have a student straight away, we will add your name to the availability list and be in touch with you as soon as we do. The particularly high demand areas are those with convenient transport to UNSW, City, Strathfield, Kogarah, Beverly Hills, Chatswood, Parramatta and Cabramatta

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The Dangers of Gossip

Homestay is in some ways a unique type of organisation, in that we are a business, but we are dealing with situations that involve the personal lives of both host families and students. Therefore, it is important that situations which may arise are dealt with in professional and discrete ways. However, sometimes that can be difficult for all parties involved. Something you may think is an interesting story to pass along, may actually be quite damaging to another person. This is particularly the case where we often have “networks” of family and friends who all host students. Word can travel extremely fast.

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