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National Police Check QLD

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Can I get my National Police Check QLD Online?

Applicants based in Brisbane, Gold Coast or other areas of Queensland (QLD) can get a National Police Check by completing the online police check application form.

The police check application form can be completed in the comfort of your home or workplace by using a PC, mobile phone or tablet.

Obtaining the criminal record check is now as simple as completing an online form. The process takes a few minutes when completing the police check online.

If applicants require a certificate that is issued by the QLD Police Force, this can only be obtained directly through the QLD Police Force. Australian National Character Check is not affiliated with the QLD Police Force and applicants must obtain one directly through their website. This may require you to have your identification documents certified by authorised personnel (e.g. a JP, police officer, etc.) and may not be completed using an entirely online procedure. Applicants should allow a minimum of 10 business days for a QLD Police Check by the Queensland Police Force to be issued.

How much does a National Police Check QLD cost?

The base cost for a QLD nationally coordinated criminal history check is $48.90. Applicants have the option to pay securely online using PayPal, credit card or a debit card. Business customers may be eligible for bulk discounts depending on the annual order volume.

What is included on a National Police Check QLD?

The national police check QLD not only lists disclosable court outcomes for offences in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland but displays disclosable court outcomes recorded by all Australian Police jurisdictions against the applicant’s name.

Disclosable court outcomes include all findings of guilt (with or without a conviction) as well as current pending court matters released in accordance with the state and federal spent convictions legislation.

Why do employers ask for a National Police Check QLD?

Laws exist that prevent some people with a criminal record from working in particular roles.

Depending on the nature of the criminal history, Queensland based industries that might screen and restrict the employment of people with criminal records include and are not limited to:

Can I apply for a National Police Check for QLD whilst overseas?

Applicants can get their QLD police check online through Australian National Character Check for the purpose of employment in Australia only. For overseas employment, or for any immigration of Visa purposes, the check must be completed through the Australian Federal Police.

Why do certain jobs in Queensland require a National Police Check QLD?

When recruiting for a job, most QLD employers or decision makers want to ensure they get to know a reasonable amount about prospective new workers. This is not only to ensure they employ the best possible candidate for the job, but to make sure the decision they are making is well-informed and in line with industry standards for Queensland job applicants.

It is in the interest of decision makers like employers to ensure that they reduce risks such as employee misconduct, damages, mishaps or injuries caused by new hires.

An employer can be held liable should worker misconduct occur and they neglected to carry out a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check when they should have.

What identification (ID) documents do I need for a National Police Check QLD?

From July 2018, applicants in Queensland (and nationally) must provide four identification documents and a biometric link to obtain an Australian police check.
These include:
1 x Commencement ID,
1 x Primary ID,
2 x Secondary ID's,
a biometric link between the applicant and their ID documents
A self-photo "selfie" demonstrating liveness as instructed on the website is a biometric link.

The identification documents are required to enhance and improve authentication standards, the integrity of data holdings, and procedures for document verification. This keeps national police check data and a person’s identity more secure.