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Proof of identity changes for National Police Checks

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Effective from July 2018, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) are changing the proof of identity requirements for Australian National Police Checks. ACIC is the Commonwealth Government department responsible for processing all police checks in Australia.

The new requirements relate primarily by those Commonwealth and state and territory government agencies which issue documents and credentials that are most commonly used to evidence a person’s identity, and who previously required a 100 point ID check.

This change will affect any HR Advice Online clients who utilise CVCheck to process National Police Record Checks.

What are the new ID requirements?

The old 100-point Identification system is being replaced. Going forward, applicants applying for a National Police Record Check will need to provide four identity documents. These are:

  • 1 x Commencement of Identity Document

Such as an Australian birth certificate, a current Australian or New Zealand passport, a current Australian visa, Certificate of identity or Australian Citizenship certificate

  • 1 x Primary Use in the Community Document

Such as a current Australian driver’s licence, Australian marriage certificate, Proof of Age/photo identity card, or a current Student identification card. 

  • 2 x Secondary Use in the Community Document

Such as a Medicare card, Bankcard, Credit card, Australian Electoral Commission enrolment or evidence of right to an Australian government benefit (Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs)

HR Advice Online Clients who use CVCheck for processing police record checks will be guided through the online system to help them select and upload the appropriate documentation.

In addition to the change to the types of identification documentation to be provided, employers must also take reasonable steps to ensure that the identification documents provided are legitimate and are not fakes.

As an employer, it is important to ensure that you understand and comply with the changed Identification requirements if you are required to witness Identification documents for use with such checks.

For further information regarding CVCheck please visit our website at and select the CV Check logo.

Should you have any questions regarding the identification changes for National Police Checks, please contact our HR Advisors on 1300 720 004 or via email at [email protected].

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