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.
Police Checks are available through:
Police Checks may be provided free of charge to volunteers at qualifying charitable organisations.
To be eligible for the free checks, an organisation:
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