Payment for screening may be made by:
If you are not sure who is responsible for paying for your screening, please check with your organisation.
Payments can be made:
The Screening Unit does not accept cash payments.
A receipt with a reference number will be available when your online payment has been confirmed.
Organisations must appoint a Finance Officer. This is required to enable online payment. When starting a screening application online, the requesting officer in the organisation selects the option in the appropriate section of the form to indicate who will be paying for the screening assessment.
Organisations that screen more than 100 applicants a year may apply to set up invoicing arrangements with the Screening Unit. Payment is required within 30 days and conditions apply.
Email requests to set up invoicing arrangements to DHS.ScreeningFinance@sa.gov.au.
As hard copy (paper application) forms are being phased out, they can only be submitted in ‘exceptional circumstances’ with the prior approval of the Screening Unit. If you have received approval to use a paper application form, you can submit and pay for the screening in person at a Service SA Customer Centre. More information about Service SA’s locations and opening hours.
Effective as from 1 July 2018, fees for screening checks are as follows:
|Type of check||Employee/Contractor||Volunteers and Students|
|Child-related employment||$ 107.80 (GST inclusive)||$ 59.40 (GST inclusive)|
|Disability services employment||$ 107.80 (GST inclusive)||$ 59.40 (GST inclusive)|
|Aged care sector||$ 90.20 (GST Inclusive)||$ 59.40 (GST inclusive)|
|Vulnerable person-related employment||$ 90.20 (GST Inclusive)||$ 59.40 (GST Inclusive)|
|General employment probity||$ 90.20 (GST Inclusive)||$ 59.40 (GST Inclusive)|
All fees are inclusive of GST.
If more than one type of screening is required:
Screening fees for employees and volunteers who work at government schools, preschools, child centres and other non-corporate entities under the auspices of the South Australia Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) are invoiced to DECD.
DECD Corporate receives monthly invoices for payment on behalf of all DECD sites that have submitted a screening application.
When initiating screening applications using the online screening system, the Requesting Officer at the individual DECD site should select the relevant payment option where prompted (that is, payment via invoicing to DECD).
For more information, contact the DECD
Once the Screening Unit has begun processing an application, they are unable to refund any fees, even if you wish to cancel the application.
Cancelled applications will still incur a fee.