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WORKING WITH CHILDREN ACT 2005 - SECT 17

Outcome of application

S. 17(1) amended by Nos 56/2007 s. 10(1), 66/2014 s. 16(1).

    (1)     Subject to sections 12(2) and (3), 13(2) and 14(2), the Secretary must give an assessment notice on an application.

Note to s. 17(1) repealed by No. 56/2007 s. 10(2).

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S. 17(1A) inserted by No. 56/2007 s. 10(3), amended by No. 51/2010 s. 11(a)(b), repealed by No. 66/2014 s. 16(2).

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S. 17(1AB) inserted by No. 61/2012 s. 6(1), repealed by No. 66/2014 s. 16(2).

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S. 17(1B) inserted by No. 56/2007 s. 10(3), amended by Nos 51/2010 s. 11(c)(d), 61/2012 s. 6(2), repealed by No. 66/2014 s. 16(2).

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    (2)     An assessment notice must—

        (a)     state that the person in respect of whom it was issued has passed a working with children check; and

        (b)     if given on an application that did not specify an intention to engage in child-related work for profit or gain, state that the notice cannot be used in respect of child-related work engaged in for profit or gain.

S. 17(3) amended by No. 66/2014 s. 16(3).

    (3)     The Secretary must give a negative notice on an application that is a category A application or to an applicant who is otherwise refused an assessment notice.

    (4)     If the Secretary gives a negative notice to an applicant, he or she must give to the applicant with that notice a written notice that—

        (a)     states the reasons for the decision on the application; and

S. 17(4)(b) amended by No. 66/2014 s. 16(3).

        (b)     informs the applicant that he or she may apply to VCAT to have the decision reviewed or, in the case of a category A application, to have VCAT consider whether an assessment notice is to be given; and

        (c)     explains how an application may be made to VCAT.



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