The Act defines a prescribed position as a position in which it is reasonably foreseeable that a person, during the ordinary course of their duties, will work with children (where a child means a person under the age of 18).
The definition of a child means a person under the age of 18.
The Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 extends the definition of a prescribed position to include “a position in which a person is employed to provide preschool, primary or secondary education to a child (whether or not the person is a registered teacher)”. This does not include tertiary education and the Act further specifies that the definition of “education services” does not include tertiary education.
Although tertiary education is excluded from the requirements of WWCC, we still provide education services in some areas. The following flow chart should be used to assess if a position is prescribed: