Mornington District Basketball Association (MDBA) volunteer screening process supports our Statement of Commitment to Child Protection. MDBA is committed to safeguarding children from harm and abuse and to support this we have mandatory screening processes as outlined on this page.
Follow this link to view our Child Protection Policy.
What every Coach and Team Manager must do:
Any person in our Association who works, coaches, supervises or has regular unsupervised contact with people under the age of 18 years is required to:
- Hold a valid Victorian Working With Children Check (WWCC) and MUST have Mornington District Basketball Association listed as an organisation you are associated with;
- Register online with their team in PlayHQ (obtain link from Team Manager or person who registered the team); and
- Collect a Team Staff Accreditation Pass from Mornington Basketball.
Team Staff Accreditation Pass can be collected at either Mornington Basketball Stadium or Mornington Civic Reserve on match day as long as your have pre-registered in PlayHQ, hold a valid Working With Children Check that can be shown to staff and have updated Mornington District Basketball Association as an organisation you are associated with.
Who needs to have a volunteer check?
- Every Coach and Team Manager or any person over the age of 18 years of age who is involved with the team;
- Children aged under 18 years are exempt from the volunteer check;
- VIT holders and members of Victoria Police do not require a WWCC.
What is a WWCC
A WWCC is a Working With Children Check is compulsory for every Coach and Team Manager or anyone working with children. Even if you would like to help out at a training session or fill in for a Coach or Team Manager you must hold a valid WWCC.
If you hold a valid WWCC you MUST list Mornington District Basketball Association (MDBA) as an organisation you are associated with. MDBA are advised in writing when you have updated your WWCC to include MDBA has an organisation you are associated with. Failing to update your WWCC will negate your Team Staff Accreditation Pass.
To apply for a WWCC or to update your details please visit https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
What is a Mornington Basketball Team Staff Accreditation Pass?
Mornington Basketball Team Staff Accreditation Pass is issued by Mornington Basketball. To obtain a pass you must have registered as a Coach or Team Manager in PlayHQ this will be verified by Mornington Basketball staff and you will then be issued with a pass.
The Team Staff Accreditation Pass process ensures compliance with our Child Protection Policy.
What if I am away or miss a match?
Only those team staff that have an Team Staff Accreditation Pass are approved to Coach or Team Manage. For that reason we strongly encourage a number of team members to obtain a Team Staff Accreditation Pass.
If a team does not have an approved Coach or Team manager with a Team Staff Accreditation Pass then Mornington District Basketball Association reserves the right to forfeit the match or not fixture the team.
Do I need a new pass each season?
No your Team Staff Accreditation Pass will expire when your WWCC expires at which time you will need to re-apply for a new card and go through the same process once again.
Step 1: Apply for a WWCC and/or update your WWCC to include Mornington District Basketball Association as an organisation you are associated with
Step 2: Register as a Coach or Team Manager online in PlayHQ. Obtain the link to register via the person that registered your team.
Step 3: Obtain a Mornington Basketball Team Staff Accreditation Pass from reception at Mornington Basketball Stadium or Mornington Civic Reserve
Step 4: Present your card prior to every match to the Customer Service Officer and sign the scoresheet
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