Police checks (National Police Certificates) are a summary of an individual’s offender history in Australia and a record of their criminal history relating to convictions, finding of guilt or pending court proceedings.
You can no longer use a National Police Certificate assessed by your employer to work or volunteer with children in South Australia and must get a Working with Children Check by 1 July 2020.
Organisations can use police checks as part of their own background checks. However, some roles are required, by law, to have a particular type of check, particularly for working or volunteering with children, people with disability, or in the aged care sector. Find out more about the different types of check.