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Ongoing requirements for registered Doctors

During AHPRAH registration there is a basic criminal check.

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Criminal history checks

The Department for Human Services (DHS) uses an online screening process for screening applications. The screening process needs to be started by the organisation requiring the screening, and completed by the individual applicant.

Different jurisdictions have different laws prescribing what constitutes a criminal offence.

Aged Care

Vulnerable persons

Vulnerable-person-related screening may be relevant for:

  1. information and communication technology (ICT) employees who may have access to files regarding vulnerable people
  2. volunteers in aged care facilities
  3. health and allied health professionals.

If there is a current clearance for any other type of screening there is no need to have a vulnerable-person-related clearance as well.

Conducting vulnerable-person-related screening

Employer organisations can conduct their own vulnerable-person-related screening.

An employee’s National Police Certificate can be used by the organisation to conduct their own assessment. A National Police Certificate (Police Check) provides a summary of a person’s offender history in Australia and a record of their criminal history relating to convictions, finding of guilt or pending court proceedings.

A Police Check allows an organisation to undertake its own employee and volunteer criminal history assessment.


Refer to the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion in relation to police clearances for working with children: