If you’ve ever had a job or held a volunteer position before, you’ve probably had to undergo a police check. Police checks are commonplace; by getting them done quickly and efficiently, you can avoid delays in the hiring process. With online and phone verification, this process is now faster than ever while still retaining the same level of accurate documentation. In the past, this was done by post and took a significantly longer amount of time.
Tasmania police checks will show the following legal issues: pending matters awaiting trial, charges, court convictions (including penalty and/or sentence), guilty findings without conviction, and good behaviour bonds or other court orders. Please also be aware of the spent convictions scheme, which annuls a conviction after a period of 10 years has passed with no further criminal offences.
Tasmania police checks include criminal information from all the other states and territories as well, making it so one police check will get everything done for either an organisation or an individual. If you require a check for Visa or Immigration purposes, you must source your check directly via the Australian Federal Police.
How Do I Get a Police Check in TAS?
Police checks can be performed by the state police, federal police, or an accredited agency, such as CrimCheck. It is important to make sure you are using an accredited agency as many unaccredited services are available online.
Getting a police check with CrimCheck is safe, fast and easy. Instead of hand-delivered forms or forms sent by mail, CrimCheck uses internet and over-the-phone processes for a much more efficient overall experience. This includes a self-service option that can be accessed with the click of a button. We process most police checks in one day, making it easier to secure jobs and employees for both the individual and the organisation. CrimCheck is also the only not-for-profit organisation providing National Criminal History Checks.
There is no specific validity period for a police check in Tasmania. They are considered to be valid up to the issue date on the police check certificate. How long it is valid will heavily depend on your employer and how recent of a police check they require.
How Long Does a Police Check Take TAS?
A police check can be completed in one business day in most cases. This, of course, depends on several factors and the information given to CrimCheck. A more common name may take a little longer as we try to locate the right person and make sure not to give another person’s information out. Our processes go through the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.
Need Police Checks for Your Whole Business or Organisation?
For those businesses that need large-scale criminal checks for current and future employees, CrimCheck can assist with this. We can even supply international criminal history checks from various court systems through our many sources if necessary. Working with CrimCheck can make this often lengthy and arduous process relatively simple and fast. We provide a web-based portal to organisations that we work with to make it easy to input, track and control the police checks that they submit.