Gaining confidence in your recruitment process, and maintaining integrity in your employee compliance processes is essential for today’s world. Key things to consider when deciding if a Police Check should form part of your recruitment process are:
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There are two main government agencies that provide police checks. They both have specific purposes for which they can be used.
International Police Checks provide information about an individual’s criminal record convictions reported in a country outside of Australia and its remote offshore territories. They are undertaken by our partner, an accredited and certified non-government agency.
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) works with all Australian Police Agencies and accredited bodies to deliver the National Police Checking Service. The more formal name for what is commonly referred to as a “police check” or “background check” is a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check.
The ACIC is the primary source for most employment related police checks in Australia.
*ProbityPeople does not provide police checks for these purposes
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has a much broader role in policing within Australia. Their job is to enforce Commonwealth criminal law, and they work closely with a range of other law enforcement agencies nationally, and internationally. They also provide a National Police Check service.
The AFP service is somewhat restricted for employment screening purposes.
International Police Checks are undertaken by our international partner, an accredited non-government agency. They have access to information sourced from local law enforcement and other related agencies in more than 200 countries, territories and dependencies.
A Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check is a police check conducted by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. This provides information on an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions, subject to relevant spent convictions/ non-disclosure legislation and/or information release policies.
A Police Check with the Australian Federal Police provides information on an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions, for specific purposes such as: seeking employment with the Commonwealth Government, Immigration, overseas employment and more.
An International Police Check is recommended for international candidates or candidates who have lived or spent extended periods of time overseas in the past ten years. An International Police Check will disclose any criminal history records outside of Australia and is most effective for your screening compliance when used in conjunction with a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check.