Apply for a child work permit
Employers are responsible for making sure any child of ‘compulsory’ school age that they employ has a valid work permit or ‘employment card’.
Employers can get a child work permit by completing the Work Permit Application Form (190kb)
They must make sure the:
- parents (or guardian) of the child they’re employing signs the application form
- child’s school signs the form, so they’re aware of the child’s employment
Completed application forms should be sent to:
Child Performance and Employment Team
Children and Family Services
The work permit is only valid for a specific job with the stated employer. If the child changes job or gets a new job with a new employer, they will need a new work permit.