New Child Employment Licensing Scheme for Victoria
The Australian Children’s Television Foundation has released details of a new child employment licensing scheme to replace the existing child employment licensing scheme in Victoria.
As ACTF notes, producers can apply for a 12-month child employment license that can be renewed annually. This allows multiple children to be employed under the one child employment license rather than applying for individual permits for each child. The new system will be risk based and will reside in a new portal.
Whilst employers are still required to notify the Victoria Payroll Inspectorate any time they employ children during the license period, the process should be streamlined as employers already hold the child employment licence.
The evaluation process includes a “Fit and Proper” test that takes into account, among other factors, the employer’s prior compliance with child labor laws.
The new system will apply from July 1, 2023.
More information can be found here.