Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) have a duty of care to protect and not place its staff, patients and visitors at unreasonable risk. Our pre-employment screening process requires a national and/or international police clearance and a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to a contract of employment being issued.

Please upload the required documents below on your profile by:

  1. Logging into Candidate Profile
  2. Click on ‘My Profile’
  3. Upload documents on ‘Please attach Academic Transcript/Qualifications, and other additional information’

Please email us once you have uploaded the required documents in your candidate profile at

Police Clearance

Murdoch Children's will incur the police check cost.

  • You will be instructed to create an account and complete the required information. Here you will need your Ref: ID Number which is provided in the subject line of our email correspondence
  • After submitting the application, Fit2Work will process your application
  • A result usually returns within three business days, however, on occasions it could take up to four weeks to return with a result. It is important that you complete the Fit2Work online form as soon as possible

International employees

If you have not lived in Australia within the past six months, an International Police Clearance will be required from the country you last lived in.

You can provide your own certified/notarised Police Clearance if it was conducted within the last 12 months or you can complete a new check through Fit2Work. Fit2Work will prompt you to add the country, or countries, you have lived in. Once selected, these forms will automatically be added as part of your Police Check.

Please upload any visa documents to your candidate profile and inform us of the updates at 

Working with Children Check (WWCC) – Victorian based staff only

Depending on your eligibility, you may be able to complete a WWCC fully online via Services Victoria.

  1. A copy of a payment receipt or confirmation email from the Victorian WWCC email address ([email protected]) must be uploaded to your candidate profile
  2. Ensure that you email us below confirming you have uploaded this document

International employees

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to complete the above steps as soon as you arrive in Australia. When you lodge your application at the Australia Post Outlet, you will need to provide them with:

  • Your visa documentation
  • Confirmation of accommodation in Australia
  • International Passport

Already have a current Working with Children Check?

If you have a current Employee WWCC, please upload a copy to your candidate profile.

Update your details on Service Victoria and add Murdoch Children’s Research Institute or Victorian Clinical Genetic Services as an associated organisation.

If you’re changing from volunteer to paid work, you’ll need to apply for a volunteer to employee check, as it’s against the law to use a volunteer check for paid work with children.

You have to update your details with Working with Children Check Victoria within 21 days.

What else do I need to provide at this stage?

Please provide copies of your qualifications, academic transcripts, and any applicable registration required for the position (if previously not uploaded in your candidate profile) and if applicable, a satisfactory employment visa. These documents are required prior to a contract of employment being issued and should be sent as per the instructions above.

Once you have satisfied our pre-employment screening checks, your contract of employment, confirming your start date and other employment documents will be emailed to you.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at 

We look forward to welcoming you to Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Victorian Clinical Genetics Services.