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Australian Police Check

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What is an Australian Police Check?

An Australian Police Check is a collation of police and conviction history information about an individual that has been determined releasable by Australian police agencies. Employers and workplaces commonly require an Australian police check before placing persons in employment positions or within a position of trust.

Why do employers ask for an Australian Police Check?

Employers commonly request police clearance certificates as part of their hiring process. Including criminal history checks as part of their hiring process is not only to ensure they employthe best possible candidate for the job, but also to ensure the hiring decision they are making is well-informed.

It is in the interest of employers and decision makers to ensure that they mitigate workplace risks such as employee misconduct, damages, mishaps or injuries caused by employees.

Employers may be held liable should employee misconduct occur and they neglected to carry out employee criminal record checks when they should have.

How long does it take to get an Australian Police Check?

The vast majority of online police check certificates are returned to applicants within one to three business days. In the event it takes longer than this, it will likely have been forwarded to Australian police agencies for manual processing.

A police check application may be referred for manual processing if the applicant has a commonname, or a name that is a potential match with a person of interest on police systems.

As an applicant you are encouraged to allow adequate time for your criminal record check in theevent it is flagged for manual processing.

How do I get an Australian Police Check?

Applicants can obtain the Police Clearance Certificate completely online within the comfort of their home or workplace. Apply online using your PC, mobile or tablet. The police clearance application form is processed completely online and you will receive your result via email.

An Australian Police Check is a National Police Check. When you apply for an Australian Police Check, in essence you are also applying for the following:

Police Check Victoria
Police Check QLD
Police Check SA
Police Check Tasmania
Police Check NT
Police Check WA
Police Check ACT
Police Check NSW

Is the Australian Police Check different to the one at a local police station?

Local police stations and Australian National Character Check access the same central federal government database to issue police record check results.

There is no difference in the legitimacy of a national police check issued by a local police stationand Australian National Character Check.

An applicant may notice small differences in the formatting of the certificate, however both are equally valid.

Applicants that apply through Australian National Character Check do however experience the substantial difference in speed and efficiency when obtaining their police check online. Majority of police clearance checks are returned to applicants within 24 to 48 hours. Resultsare emailed on the same business day they are received and applicants receive instant sms notifications. Overall, applicants save time and cost when applying for their Australian police check online.

Australian Police Checks for Employers

Employers and business customers can order, lodge, track and sort online police checks for their employees and staff. Australian National Character Check’s business customer portal enables employers to keep track of all police checks in a convenient, secure and organised manner.

Contact us today to find out how Australian National Character Check can help make your organisation safer and compliant.