• Lay Ministries

    Any person engaged in one or more of the ministries below must undertake a Clearance for Ministry before they begin their ministry and on a regular basis thereafter to maintain authorisation to continue in their ministry.

  • WWCC Required

    Ministries that require a valid and current Working with Children Card to be supplied as part of Clearance for Ministry application.

    Please note:  Working with Children Card may be requested of members in Group B or D ministries if the Diocesan Safe Church Officer deems it necessary.

  • Police Check on Application

    Ministries that require or do not require a police check when applying for a clearance.

    Please note: police checks can be requested by the Diocesan Safe Church Officer if required.

Group A: Special Screening Categories

CodeMinistry DescriptionWWCC RequiredPolice Check on Application
A1Seeker (layperson exploring ordination)YesYes
A2Ordination Candidate (to deacon)YesYes
A3Registrar, Diocesan Safe Church Officer or Director of Professional StandardsYesYes

Group B: Church Governance & Administration

CodeMinistry DescriptionWWCC RequiredPolice Check on Application
B1Churchwarden or a member of a parish councilNoNo
B2Parish Safe Church OfficerNoNo
B3Parish treasurer or secretary (to parish council)NoNo
B4Member of Bishop-in-Council & Director of Ballarat Anglican Diocese CorporationNoNo
B5Member of Synod (Diocese of Ballarat)NoNo
B6Member of General Synod (Anglican Church of Australia)NoNo
B7Lay member of the Cathedral ChapterNoNo
B8Persons with Team Leader and above access level on the Child Safe Safety Management Online systemNoNo
B9Any salaried or otherwise remunerated layperson who does not engage in 'child-related' workNoNo

Group C: Ministries involving Children & Young People

CodeMinistry DescriptionWWCC RequiredPolice Check on Application
C1Head Server, Serving Team coordinator, Verger or Master of CeremoniesYesNo
C2A server where children participate in the liturgical, musical or choral ministries of in that churchYesNo
C3Musician (including organists) or vocalist where children participate in the liturgical, musical or coral ministries of in that churchYesNo
C4Music director or coordinator where children participate in the liturgical, musical or coral ministries of in that churchYesNo
C5Small group leader where children who are not accompanied by their parent/guardian are presentYesNo
C6Playgroup or Creche coordinatorYesNo
C7Playgroup or Creche worker except for parents or guardians where their children are actively presentYesNo
C8Any salaried or otherwise remunerated layperson who is engaged in child-related' workYesNo
C9Volunteer engaged in child-related work not described in other categoriesYesNo

Group D: Liturgical & Community Ministries

CodeMinistry DescriptionWWCC RequiredPolice Check on Application
D1A person authorised to conduct a Divine Liturgy (Service of the Word)NoNo
D2A person authorised to conduct a Divine Liturgy (Service of the Word with Communion by Extension)NoNo
D3A person authorised to prepare and preach sermons during Divine LiturgyNoNo
D4A person authorised to administer Holy Communion during Divine Liturgy (Eucharistic Assistant)NoNo
D5A person authorised to administer Holy Communion in a home, health or aged care facilityNoNo (May be required at the request of the hospital or facility)
D6A person engaged in an evangelism or outreach programNoNo
D7A person engaged in a parish run emergency relief programNoNo
D8Home/hospital/aged care pastoral care coordinator or visitorNoNo (May be required at the request of the hospital or facility)
D9Op shop coordinator or convenerNoNo
D10A bus driver of children or elderlyNoNo
D11Community meals coordinator or workerNoNo