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How can I speed up my police check?
Posted on June 9, 2021
A nationally coordinated criminal history check in Australia can open many doors for you within the States/Territories for employment or volunteering. Without police checks, it will be hard to;
How do I obtain a police check?
Posted on June 9, 2021
These days, the best way for any organisation or institution to assess your suitability for a role is to request your background check (police check). In most cases, the requesting party is not usually picky or specifies where you must get the check, they are most interested in the credibility and the contents of the criminal history checks.
Will traffic offenses show up on my police check?
Posted on June 9, 2021
When you apply for a Police Check in Australia, your result can come out in any of the two ways;
Difference between national and federal police check
Posted on June 2, 2021
In most cases it is now nearly inevitable for an individual to apply for a position or get a license and also be requested for a Police Check. While the interpretations of Police Check may depend on the purpose or organisation you are applying to, it is important to know the type of check you need.
Spent Convictions Guidelines in Australia
Posted on May 26, 2021
Many people erroneously think that all life misgivings are displayed in a Police Check. A Police Check does not feature convictions by a foreign jurisdiction, a social/political group, or other offences that qualify as Spent Charges.
Can I get a free Police Check?
Posted on May 12, 2021
Getting a nationally coordinated criminal history check in New South Wales (NSW) is easier and faster than you may think. Since criminal background checks have become a necessary requirement for recruitment, licensing, volunteering and co, lots of methods of application are now available.
Can I get a free Police Check?
Posted on May 5, 2021
A Police Check result contains the criminal/police history of an individual, accredited by the Police authority under the State legislation. It is an individual nationwide certificate and requires an application fee depending on the purpose and check agency used.
How much does a police check cost?
Posted on May 5, 2021
Despite the numerous uses and importance of a Police Check certificate, applying for one is not as expensive as you might think.
What does manual processing mean for a national criminal history check?
Posted on May 5, 2021
National Criminal History certificates have become something of a prerequisite document for most roles, license, accreditations, or employment opportunities in Australia.
What are Disclosable Court Outcomes on a police check?
Posted on April 28, 2021
There are lots of reasons and purposes for which an organisation may request your Police Check. However, depending on the discretion of the organisation/agency, they mostly assess your suitability for what you apply for based on the details of your Disclosable Court Outcomes (DCOs) and the relationship of the DCO to the work tasks (if any).
Can I get a free national criminal history check in Australia
Posted on April 28, 2021
If you apply for a license, a job opening, a volunteering role or other work appointments, you will likely be asked to submit a Criminal History Check. In some cases, it even becomes a mandatory requirement if what you apply for falls under the "sensitive" activities like care of vulnerable, aged, financial roles, child-related roles and co.
how long is a national police check valid for
Posted on April 28, 2021
These days it is rare to apply for a job, license, accreditation, contract or similar activities without being requested for a National Police Check. Where such activity subsumes sensitive roles such as care for children, financial roles, vulnerable care, security, and co, it becomes an important requirement to provide a valid Police Check.
What identification documents do I need for a police check
Posted on April 21, 2021
It is now common for employers to demand a Police Check from potential employees or their staff. As it is now a mandatory requirement in many sectors, not having a Police Check may preclude you from a job opening, license, service rendering, volunteering or any other role you apply for.
How long does a police check take?
Posted on April 21, 2021
Applying to almost any organisation, roles, licenses and even volunteering positions will require you to provide a valid National Criminal History Check certificate. The interpretation or use of a Police Check is discretionary across different organisations, depending on their internal risk control strategy. Yet, the Australian government mandates that individuals employed (in certain roles like aged care) must have a valid Police Check.
Taxi Licensing Police Checks in Australia
Posted on April 21, 2021
Australian National Character Check (ANCC®) provides national police checks for thepurpose of taxi licensing and accreditation in Australia.
How to find employment with a criminal record in Australia
Posted on March 17, 2021
When you have a criminal record, it is easy to disqualify or be sceptical of your chances when seeking admission, employment into an organisation or agency.
What information comes up on a national
              police check in Australia
Posted on February 09, 2021
Before most organizations/businesses offer employment or admission to applicants, they mostly request the individual's Police Check certificate. While the police check is an important legal requirement before working in some institutions (Child care, aged care, disabled and vulnerable groups), it is less severe in others.
When Does a Police Check Expire
Posted on February 03, 2021
Police checks are an important part of any hiring process because they give employers and decision makers a peek into the criminal history of potential candidates. Based on their findings, employers can then make prudent hiring decisions. But that’s not all.
Why Australian Police Check Results May
              Get Delayed
Posted on February 02, 2021
Police checks have become more compulsory these days for individuals before seeking admission or employment into most institutions or agencies. These requests are more "legally required" in some institutions than others.
What to do if a potential employee
              fails a criminal history check
Posted on January 19, 2021
It has not only become ethically and business-centric these days to request a potential employee for their criminal history certificate, but also legal in some circumstances. If your organisation is in the caregiving sector, employing “recklessly” a sex-offender/one with a recent history of violence could lead to punitive actions from the authorities.
How to get a free background check in
              Australia
Posted on December 30, 2020
Much more than digging out the "skeletons in people's pockets" we want to know who individuals are before exposing them to certain conditions or placing them in roles that entail a position of trust. In instances like; care for the vulnerable, sensitive financial positions, medical insurance, and so on it may become a legal offence not to perform a credible background check.
National Criminal History Checks: When
              Do You Need One?
Posted on December 18, 2020
National criminal history checks are important tools used by individuals and corporations alike to safeguard communities and working environments. Governments even use them to ensure that they have trusted people on board. However, there are still moments when individuals and starting businesses, especially those that do not know the purpose of national criminal history checks, still get confused on whether the checks are needed or not.
Three Different Types of Police
              Checks
Posted on December 11, 2020
Different situations call for different types of police checks. But how can you distinguish one from the other? How can you even know which type you will need? If you are one of the people who do not even know what police checks are, then you have come to the right place.
8 Things To Know About Aged Care
              Background Checking in Australia
Posted on December 04, 2020
If you are interested in working in the aged care industry, there are some requirements that you have to accomplish first. The entire aged care background checking process may be gruelling – with all its stringent rules and protocols that you must comply with before you can be hired for the job. But with the help of a reputable national police check provider, you might find the experience smooth and easy.
Steps to Get a National Police Check for
              Driver Accreditation in Australia
Posted on November 09, 2020
Commercial drivers in Australia have tough roles to fill. Being on the road for hours on end is no piece of cake after all. But the rewards and benefits are great once you break into the profession. If you have been thinking about taking your driving skills to a professional level, then you have probably heard of applying for driver accreditation. You may have also heard about needing national character checks for it.
6 Things You Can Learn from a Police
              Check Online
Posted on October 20, 2020
Employers often require their applicants to submit police checks as part of their hiring process. Police checks contain essential information that can help the employers decide on whether they should hire the applicant or not. An obvious purpose of police checks is to learn about a person’s criminal background, but that’s not the only thing that you can learn from police checks online.
How Identity and National Police Checks
              Can Protect Your Business
Posted on October 06, 2020
A national police check is a powerful tool that recruiters use to determine which applicants best fit the company’s mission and vision. Aside from this, it also serves an important pre-employment purpose, protecting a business and its interests.
National Police Check: Its Role in
              Pre-Employment Screening
Posted on September 21, 2020
Hiring an employee can be a tedious task without proper systems and guidelines in place. If you are in the stage of refining your company’s hiring process, perhaps you should consider adding national police check as an important requirement. There are multiple benefits to doing so besides the obvious safety and security reasons. In this article, we are going to discuss the crucial role of national police checks in pre-employment screening.
How Criminal Background Checks Can Boost
              Your Organisation’s Reputation
Posted on September 07, 2020
People say that starting a business is easier than keeping one. Multiple things can topple an organisation in an instant, but there are also some factors that can help boost your organisation’s place in the world. One of the most vital things an organisation can have is its reputation. A bad one can lead a bustling business downhill, while a good one can catapult it further. How can an organisation or a business boost its reputation? Turns out, it is not as complicated as you might think – criminal background checks.
Tips on Choosing a Police Check
              Provider
Posted on August 24, 2020
Police checks are required in almost every major transactions in both government and non-government sectors. Whether you are registering for a government benefit or applying for a new job, you need a police clearance to fulfil the requirements. But how do you check the checker? How do you know which police check provider is the right one?
National Police Clearance and Results:
              How Do You Proceed?
Posted on August 10, 2020
National police clearance is a certificate listing an individual’s disclosable criminal background or history. If you have never tried getting one before, then this guide can help you navigate through the process. You do have to choose a national police clearance provider that offers quality services, so make sure to work only with reputable ones.
9 Rules for a Strong Australian Police
              Check Policy
Posted on July 20, 2020
More organisations and companies around the country are requiring police checks from their applicants. This is a good step to ensure the safety and integrity of their assets and people. But without the right systems in place, well-intentioned police check requirements can backfire. This is why we have created this guide to refresh and inform organisations on how to create a more robust Australian police check policy.
Why Your Existing Employees Need
              National Police Certificates
Posted on July 13, 2020
Have you ever been asked by your employer for consent to perform a police check on you? While they usually do this before hiring you, there are several reasons why employers might undertake a police check and provide their existing employees with national police certificates.

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