Apply for a screening check

Apply below for the following screening checks. You can apply for multiple checks in the same application.

  • Working with Children Check
  • NDIS worker check
  • Aged care sector employment check
  • Vulnerable person related employment check
  • General employment probity check

Before you begin

Confirm whether you have an existing Working with Children Check.

Verify an existing Working with Children Check

Apply for a screening check

You’ll need to provide ID documents and your address details for the last five years.
What you'll need

If you need to pay a fee, you can pay online with a credit card.
Fees

What you’ll need

100 point ID check

You will need to verify your identity as part of the application process.

You can:

  • Verify your ID online, if you have:
    • an Australian driver’s licence, and
    • any one of these:
      • Australian birth certificate
      • Australian passport
      • Australian citizenship certificate.
  • Ask your employer to verify your ID online, if they have initiated your application
  • Use the Print and seek verification option, if your ID can't be verified online.

You will need to provide information about any previous names you may have had, including maiden names, aliases or nicknames.

Address history

You’ll need to supply your address details for the last five years.

Fees

All checks are free for volunteers. Working with Children Checks are free for foster carers.

Students

Secondary students on work experience can get a free Working with Children Check.

Tertiary students pay a single fee of $65.45, no matter how many checks are needed, if:

  • they are on official placements connected to their studies, and
  • the applications are submitted at the same time.

Employees

Fees for employees depend on the type of check needed.

Working with Children Check: $119.90
NDIS worker check: $119.90
Aged care sector employment check: $100.10
Vulnerable person related employment check: $100.10
General employment probity check: $100.10

NDIS check applicants who are volunteers moving into paid employment must pay a fee based on the time remaining on any current five-year check.

Up to 12 months $24.00
12 months – 2 years $47.85
2 – 3 years $72.05
3 – 4 years $95.70
4 – 5 years $119.90

What happens next?

You will receive email notification once your application has been submitted.

You can log in to the applicant portal to check the status of your application, using your check application number (eg, AP123456).

Most applications are completed within three weeks.

Processing can take longer than three weeks if:

  • you have relevant criminal history
  • other agencies (like SA Police or other government departments) or individual applicants take a long time to provide information to us
  • a large number of applications are submitted at the same time (for example, January to April is a busy time of year)

Once the screening unit receives information from other agencies you will be sent an email explaining if you have been cleared for work or whether further assessment is required.

More information

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Page last updated 23 January 2023

Provided by:
Department of Human Services
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Last Updated:
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