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 nullCompleting your change of class online takes about 15 minutes.

Key info

  • You must change your class online and you can choose to pay the fee at a service centre.
  • If you get paid for your role, you need to hold an employment/ volunteer registration.
  • Your new card will take about 3 weeks to arrive.
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Please visit Consumer, Building and Occupational Services to change a class for registration to work with vulnerable people

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About changing a class for registration to work with vulnerable people

Changing your class of registration must be done online but you can choose to pay the fee at a service centre.

Your card will take up to 21 days to arrive by post.

How to change

What you need to change

You must have the following information when you:

Change your class online

  • your registration number
  • last name
  • date of birth
  • your phone or email address to receive a code.

Once you have logged in, you need to:

  • change your class from volunteer to employment/volunteer
  • add your employer, and
  • pay the fee.

If you do not want to pay the fee online, you can pay at a service centre.

If you want to make the payment at a service centre

  • bring your reference or card number
  • provide full proof of identity
  • pay the fee.

Your class of registration will be updated as soon as payment is made and we will send you a new registration card within 3 weeks.

Can I change?

You must have a current working with vulnerable people card.

You must be a currently classed as a volunteer and be moving to a role where you are paid.

It is an offence to use a volunteer registration if you are receiving payment or other material benefit or reward.

Proving your identity

You do not need to prove your identity for processes that you can complete online.

If visiting a service centre you must provide 4 documents from the following lists to support your application. All the documents must be current and the combination of documents must contain your:

  • Given name and family name in full
  • Date of birth
  • Photograph.

If you bring copies of your original certificates they must be certified by a Commissioner for Declarations or a Justice of the Peace (JP).

You must have:

  • One commencement of identity document
  • One primary use in community document
  • Two secondary use in community documents.

  • Full Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate) issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Australian passport
  • Australian visa current at the time of entry into Australia as a resident or tourist supported by current overseas passport. If you do not have evidence of your current visa, please contact the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
  • Australian Government issued ImmiCard showing your visa and/or migration status.
  • Australian citizenship certificate.

If you were born in Australia and do not have a commencement in the community document, please get a certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state or territory where you were born.

  • Australian passport
  • Current Australian driver licence, learner permit or provisional licence issued with a signature and photo and the same name as claimed
  • Current overseas passport with a valid entry stamp or visa
  • Australian Government issued ImmiCard showing your visa and/or migration status.
  • Australian marriage certificate (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted)
  • Current proof of age or photo identity card issued by an Australian Government agency in the name of the applicant, with a photo
  • Current Australian Shooters or firearms licence showing a signature and photo (minor or junior permits or licences not accepted)
  • A current student identification card with a signature or photo (for persons under 18 years of age with no other primary identification documents).

  • Medicare card
  • Australian private health insurance card
  • Australian security guard or crowd control photo licence
  • Department of Veteran Affairs or Centrelink pensioner concession card (card or interim letter are suitable evidence - statements will not be accepted)
  • Consular photo identity card issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Photo identity card issued by the Australian Defence Force
  • Photo identity card issued to an officer by a police force
  • Photo identity card issued by the Australian Government or a state or territory government (may be a working with children or vulnerable people card or a government issued occupational licence)
  • Australian secondary or tertiary student photo identity card 
  • Certified academic transcript from an Australian university or a registered higher education provider
  • State/territory government rates assessment notice or Australian Tax Office assessment notice
  • Australian utility bill showing your name and address
  • Bank card, credit card, or bank statement (without recording the payment or card numbers)
  • Relationship certificate issued by a state or territory Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Australian Electoral Commission enrolment
  • Australian Trade Association card
  • Australian aviation security identification card
  • Australian maritime security identification card
  • Australian firearms licence
  • Certificate of identity issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to refugees and non-Australian citizens for entry to Australia
  • Document of identity issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to Australian citizens or persons who have the nationality of a Commonwealth country for travel purposes
  • Convention travel document secondary (United Nations) issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Consular photo identity card issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Overseas government issued documents (for example, drivers licence)
  • Credit reference check
  • Trusted referees report
  • Australian tax file number

All proof of identity documents must show your full name. If you have changed your name and the documents show your old name, you must also show one of these documents:

  • Change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages, deed poll or overseas issuing authority
  • Marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (or interstate/overseas registry office equivalent). Church or celebrant issued certificates are not accepted
  • Divorce papers issued by court, showing your original name
  • Guardianship order
  • Relationship certificate
  • Adoption papers issued by court.

If you cannot get any of these documents, please contact Consumer, Building and Occupational Services for further information.

How much it costs

OccupationRegistration Fee

Employment / volunteer

$119

Volunteer only

$20.40

Change of class (upgrade from volunteer to employment)

$98.60

Replacement card

$42.50

Fees are not refundable.

Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

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More Information

    • Please allow up to 3 weeks for your new card to be received by post.
    • Changing your class of registration to employee/volunteer will not change your original expiry date.
    • If you want to change your class of registration to employment/volunteer, you can complete an early renewal up to 365 days before your expiry date. This will mean you won't have to pay a change of class fee and the renewal fee within the same year.

    Please visit Consumer, Building and Occupational Services for more information on changing a class for registration to work with vulnerable people.