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Australian National Character Check™ issues applicants with a nationally coordinated criminal history check that can be used for employment, licensing, probity, or industry accreditation. We provide applicants with Police Checks via a simple online application process.
Police Checks lists all an individual’s disclosable court outcomes (DCOs), pending charges and related offences sourced from the Australian police agencies database. Police Checks are requested by industries and organisations before offering employment, giving out contracts licenses or accreditations in Australia.
Police Checks in Australia are also known by the following generic terms:
Police clearance certificates list all the disclosable court outcomes (DCOs) about an individual such as convictions, sentences and pending charges across the country. Some of these convictions are;
Spent convictions are expunged from an individual's police criminal history depending on the states. There are legislations in Australian states that limit the disclosure of certain 'older' offences once a period has elapsed. This is known as the spent convictions scheme. This period is also known as the 'waiting-time' or 'crime-free period.' Examples of such offences are;
Police Checks are requested by a third authority, which makes the validity of Police Check at the discretion of the requesting authority. A Police Check is a "point in time check" which means it does not have a set date of expiration. Most companies/organisations inform the individual/staff when to provide updated versions of the Police Check according to their internal risk mitigation strategy.
Police Checks are a prerequisite for some professions before granting employment, contract, licensing or industry accreditations. The industries include but are not limited to:
Australian National Character Check helps companies and organisations to make informed decisions about individuals during employment, licensing and accreditation by issuing applicants with their credible police checks. Applicants can complete the police check application online with their laptops, mobile phones or tablets in the following steps;
Step 1: Register and complete the online police check application form.
Step 2: Upload your identification documents with the necessary verification.
Step 3: Receive the police check certificate directly via email. Majority of the checks are dispatched within 24 hours.
We issue most applicants with their Police Checks within 24 hours. Issuance of the certificate may take longer if the application gets flagged for manual review by Australian police agencies.
Australian National Character Check encourages people applying for roles to be undeterred by a police check certificate. Employers are bound by the law (in most states) not to be discriminatory when considering a person's police clearance certificate.Australian National Character Check encourages people applying for roles to be undeterred by a police check certificate. Employers are bound by the law (in most states) not to be discriminatory when considering a person's police clearance certificate.