Appeals and revocations


Decision-makers have broad powers to revoke, without notice, a Core Worker Exemption which have been granted where they:

  1. Become aware that the person has been charged with, or convicted of a specified offence; or
  2. Are satisfied on reasonable grounds that the person would pose an undue risk to the safety of children if employed or engaged as a core children’s worker.

Right to appeal

Applicants have a statutory right of appeal to the High Court of New Zealand if a Core Worker Exemption has been declined or revoked.

If you have a query relating to the workforce restriction or associated Core Worker Exemption, email us at: or call us on 0800 462 511.