Change to child-related work

by Team BV

Bowls Victoria has recently implemented policy changes around child-related work and requiring a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). One of the substantial changes is that Introductory Coaches are now required to have a current volunteer WWCC. Previously members could complete the Introductory Coach course online via BowlsLearn and start their coaching. Now, members need to complete the course online and provide a valid volunteer WWCC before any coaching can commence. 

Below are the Bowls Victoria WWCC timelines for Introductory Coach: 

  • All new accreditations 1st January 2024 
  • Existing accreditations 30th June 2024 
  • All in their fourth year at renewal 

If you are looking to obtain a WWCC, please click on the link below to apply online or contact your local Post Office.

A reminder to all our Clubs and members, the Introductory Coach course is a basic course that covers important coaching principals. If you are looking to coach small teams at your Club, you should be completing the Club Coach course. The Club Coach course covers the bowling delivery, working in small groups, bowling arm and most importantly drills that improve performance.