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Screening Checks

Screening Checks
Screening Checks

National Police Certificate

A National Police Certificate (Police Check) provides a summary of a person’s offender history in Australia and a record of their criminal history relating to convictions, finding of guilt or pending court proceedings.

A Police Check allows an organisation to undertake its own employee and volunteer criminal history assessment.

A Police Check is not always sufficient. In some circumstances, a particular type of screening is necessary in order to comply with legislation or regulation.

Applying for a Police Check

Police Checks are available through:

Fees for a Police Check

Police Checks may be provided free of charge to volunteers at qualifying charitable organisations.

To be eligible for the free checks, an organisation:

  • must provide a charity or community service, and
  • must have a Volunteer Organisation Authorisation Number (VOAN).

Free checks are not available to paid employees of a volunteer organisation.

The  Screening Unit is not part of the VOAN Scheme, and therefore a fee is charged for all screening services it provides.

More information is available on the SA Police website - Volunteer Organisation Number

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05 Jul 2018
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