Background check candidates against the Australian Federal Police (AFP) criminal history records. fit2work’s instant AFP checks are used for a range of federal government purposes.

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The fit2work intuitive online platform offers one of the easiest and fastest ways to access an AFP check. Expect results within 3 to 5 working days, with orders fully trackable online.

Driven by quality, expertise and innovation, our Australian federal police screening solution gives you the control and confidence you need to make important employee selection and HR management decisions. Electronically verify your candidate’s credentials and receive our end-to-end support across the entire employment lifecycle.

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AFP checks are Australian police checks conducted via the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

AFP checks are usually required for Australian Federal Government purposes such as:

  • if you’re seeking employment with the Commonwealth Government
  • checks needed under Commonwealth legislation
  • for Australian immigration requirements
  • where an applicant is residing overseas
  • overseas employment requirements
  • overseas travel visa applications
  • if you live or work in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Jervis Bay or external Commonwealth Territories.

A Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check looks at all the state police records for any convictions under state laws. An AFP check looks at commonwealth police records for conviction under federal regulations. Refer to our Australian Federal Police check page for further details.

For immigration or visa purposes, you must supply an Australian Federal Police check. A Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check is acceptable for employment and most other uses.

Once the check is underway, track its status from start to finish through a single click in the online fit2work platform.

There is far more value in conducting police background checks if you have a plan for what you’re going to do with the results. Preparation and strategy is a crucial part of using background checks to benefit your business. Check out this sample process flow in our Police Check eBook showing the relationship between police checks and organisational policies and procedures.

Yes, the fit2work platform offers a single centralised place to order, track and manage more than 100 different background checks. It helps business mitigate and manage risk in a changing human resource environment by providing support across the entire employee lifecycle, from initial hiring through to separation.

With seamless integration into your existing onboarding and due diligence programs, the fit2work platform offers a range of customisable tools to suit your business needs. It’s a fast and easy-to-use service that certifies employees are compliant, up to date and fit to work – all from a single dashboard.

No, the fit2work platform will automatically send your candidate an email notification of where to upload their details. Users will receive ongoing reminders, and fit2work customer care staff will be on hand to walk them through the process of uploading their identity documents.


Interested in a packaged solution?

If running individual checks is not enough for your business we offer an integrated solution. Get in touch with us to discuss these solutions or visit our Workforce Mangement Solution website.

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