Common professions that require Police Checks from individuals prior to granting employment, licensing or industry accreditations include and are not limited to:
- Healthcare professionals
- Aged care workers
- Office administration personnel
- Real estate agents
- Construction workers and contractors
- Correctional staff
- Mining workers
- Management personnel
- Government workers
- Financial service workers
- Legal workers
- Public vehicle drivers such as taxi drivers, bus drivers and rideshare drivers
- Gaming licence holders
- Vehicle dealers
- Liquor sellers
- Pawn brokers
- Any other personnel that may have direct or indirect access to vulnerable persons or be assigned in a position of trust.
These industries (amongst others) require prospective employees or contractors to undergo a Police Check in order to reduce risk to their workplace and satisfy hiring requirements.
The Police Check lists an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police agencies. Disclosable court outcomes and pending charges are listed in accordance with Spent Convictions legislation.
In addition to legislative requirements for particular industries, a Police Check helps to ensure that individuals are of good character when operating in positions of trust within our community.
For information on whether or not a conviction or finding of guilt will or will not be disclosed in a Police Check, please refer to our Spent Convictions Scheme