Criminal background checks for volunteers may be mandatory if someone wishes to work in childcare facilities or aged care facilities or other vulnerable groups such as disabled people. A Criminal History Check for Volunteers is mainly obtained as a condition for the duties of care. You can receive the Volunteer Criminal History check through KONCHECK.
However, various states or territories do have their own alternatives in the case of a Working with Children Check or WWCC. A volunteer should get the WWCC for the state/territory they will be working in. Volunteer Police Checks are highly recommended in case of service-specific sectors, in particular, aged care, child care, disaster management, health, community, education, and training, and emergencies. All of the above sectors also include a volunteer police check before hiring someone.
One might ask, for how long does a police check result valid? State funding agencies or funded aged care must renew the check-in every three years.
KONCHECK issues 70 per cent of the checks within 1-2 business days. The service we provide is user-friendly, affordable and has a secure system for volunteers to lodge their National Police Check.