Commonwealth HACC Program
This page provides Commonwealth HACC service providers with information on police check requirements.
Service providers have a responsibility to ensure that all people working for them are suitable for the roles they are performing.
Under the Commonwealth HACC Program, service providers need to ensure all staff that have access to clients, volunteers with unsupervised access to clients and executive decision makers have obtained a national police check within the last three years. This requirement also extends to sub-contractors who have access to clients.
Not all states and territories have had mandatory police check requirements in place under the previous jointly funded HACC Program. In states and territories where undergoing a police check every three years has not been a mandatory requirement, service providers will have until 30 June 2013 to ensure that existing staff have undergone a police check. This applies to service providers in New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.
Any new staff, volunteers or executive decision makers will be required to have a police check conducted as part of their employment process.
The ‘Commonwealth HACC Program Police Certificate Guidelines’ have been developed to assist service providers with the management of police check requirements under the Commonwealth HACC Program. Please refer to Appendix F of the Commonwealth HACC Program for the guidelines.
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