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Screening Unit

Fees and payments

Check fees

The state government determines the cost of government services, including Screening Unit checks, each financial year.

Checks used only for volunteering are free.

Fees from 1 July 2018

Type of check

Employee/contractor

Students

Volunteers

Child-related employment

$107.80 inc GST

$59.40 inc GST

$0

Working with children check (after 1 July 2019)

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

$0

Disability services employment

$107.80 inc GST

$59.40 inc GST

$0

Aged care sector

$90.20 inc GST

$59.40 inc GST

$0

Vulnerable person-related employment

$90.20 inc GST

$59.40 inc GST

$0

General employment probity

$90.20 inc GST

$59.40 inc GST

$0

Definitions

  • Employee/contractor
    An organisation’s permanent, temporary and casual staff, plus any external contractors/subcontractors working for the organisation.
  • Students
    A registered tertiary pupil on a placement that is officially related to their studies. Secondary students on short placements related to their study may use a volunteer check.
  • Volunteer
    An individual who is officially performing tasks for the organisation requesting the check, without receiving a monetary reward or other remuneration.

Multiple checks

If you need more than one type of check:

  • employees/contractors must pay the fee for each type of check needed
  • tertiary students on placements connected to their study pay a single fee no matter how many checks are needed, as long as the applications are submitted at the same time
  • volunteers pay no fees, no matter how many checks are needed.

How to pay

Checks can be paid for by the individual needing a check, or the organisation they are working for.

The Screening Unit does not accept cash. You can pay online with a VISA or MasterCard credit card, or a pre-paid credit card. You can print a receipt once your payment is confirmed.

Organisations doing large numbers of applications, for example, more than 100 per year, can pay via 30-day invoice if they have an account with the Department of Human Services. To find out about the conditions and to register as an account customer, email the Screening Unit finance team.

It is up to the organisation to decide who pays for a check. When an organisation starts an online application, they must choose an option for the ‘application fees to be paid by’ field. If you aren’t sure who is paying for your check, please ask your organisation.

Government schools and preschools

The South Australian Department for Education pays for check applications for employees who work at government schools, preschools, child care centres, and other non-corporate entities under the department.

Find out more at Department for Education relevant history screening, phone 1800 671 157 or email education.hrconfidential@sa.gov.au.

Refunds

There are no refunds once the Screening Unit has started processing an application, even if you cancel the application.

Tax deductions

If you have to pay for a check as part of your paid employment, you may be able to claim it as a deduction on your tax return. Find out more from the Australian Tax Office.


Related information

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05 Jul 2018
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