Eligibility questionnaire

About your organisation

Have you read the Agreement for controlled access by duly accredited bodies to nationally coordinated criminal history checks?
Does your organisation understand, and have the ability to comply with all obligations set out in the Agreement?
Will your organisation’s accreditation contribute to community safety through the delivery of the Service within your business?
Is your organisation a registered Australian business with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) or Australian Business Register?
Is your organisation bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)?
Can your organisation implement the security management measures set out in Annexure B of the Agreement?

Management of police checks

Will your organisation be submitting nationally coordinated criminal history checks (police checks) to assess the suitability of people applying for one or more of the following?
  • employment/personal probity
  • Australian citizenship
  • appointment to positions of trust
  • volunteer services
  • licensing or registration schemes
Can your organisation achieve the minimum volume of police checks (500 over 5 years)
Does your organisation agree to obtain the applicant’s informed consent before submitting a request to conduct a police check?
Does your organisation agree to confirm the identity of the applicant, when reviewing the applicant’s police check application and informed consent for every police check before submission?
Does your organisation agree not to alter police information in a police check result?
Does your organisation agree to provide the applicant with access to the result of their police check upon request and where the result contains a disclosable court outcome?
Does your organisation agree to accept and escalate any dispute it receives from the applicant about the result of a police check and publish information about how it will do so?

Does your organisation agree to retain:

a police check application and identity documents the applicant presents within three months of the retention period (unless legislation requires otherwise)?
the informed consent for a minimum of 12 months following the receipt of the corresponding police check result (unless legislation requires otherwise)?

Does your organisation agree to dispose of:

a police check result within 12 months following the receipt of that result
a police check application and identity documents the applicant presents within three months of the retention period (unless legislation requires otherwise)?
the applicant’s informed consent within three months of the retention period (unless legislation requires otherwise)?
Does your organisation agree to not collect, transfer, store or otherwise use personal information or police information outside Australia, or allow parties outside Australian to have access to that information, unless under an offshore transfer permitted by the ACIC?

Commitment to the accreditation process

Does your organisation agree to actively and constructively participate in all activities relating to accreditation including the application process, technical onboarding and training?
Does your organisation consent to the use of personnel and company information by the ACIC for law enforcement purposes?