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- Full transcript of Employing Children video
Hi, I'm Umi.
I'm a kid with a dream - to be a movie star!
If you want to employ a child for any advertising or entertainment purposes, and we're under 15 years of age, you'll need a permit.
There are a number of things you need to know before you're given a Child Employment Permit, especially when it comes to risk management.
A Child Employment Officer needs to know that the health, safety, education, moral and material welfare of a child, like moi, is being satisfied.
It is not sufficient to simply supply a page of a script.
As an employer, you must provide details of proposed actions of the child, any risks associated with these actions, and an explanation of how those risks will be managed.
When you ask yourself the right questions, it will be easy to know what the risks are and how to respond to them, and you'll prove the work is safe.
If you need some help, you can always speak to my friends, the Child Employment Officers.
They're really smart and will make sure you're well looked after.
Just go to business.vic.gov.au/childemployment
Or call 1800 278 278
Got it? Good.
Now, if you need me, I'll be in my trailer.