Many may have questions in mind regarding what is disclosed in a National Police check certificate? Does it have a complete disclosure?
First of all, generally, National Police check results disclose offences and pending charges, from the information collected from all Australian Police jurisdictions, and the check is provided by Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).
However, being said that, each state and territory has specific laws (also known as 'spent convictions') about old convictions. Under the rules of a spent conviction, staff and candidates do not have to disclose past convictions to others unless expressly required by statute.
In some cases, especially in case of a Working with Children check, the applicant must disclose old convictions. Otherwise, the police do not give the information to the employer about a sentence that was spent on police investigation unless it's required.
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