Police Checks are an important document and is part of our core mission to ensure trust and safety for tappON's community. You can apply for a Police Check online. When you upload your certificate can you please ensure the Certificate and image is crystal clear.
You can only proceed with your tappON application once you have received your National Police Check Certificate.
Please note these documents will not be accepted:
- Receipt or Invoice of the background check application
- Application form of the background check
- Your provider tracking number or any screenshot of your application form with your provider
- Expired Police Checks (most National Police Checks are valid for 12 months)
This is an example below of a Police Check
Other government checks that may be required
If you are helping tappON members that are under 18 you will need to have a valid Working With Children Check(WWCC), this WWCC must be valid. To get a WWCC click this link here! Your WWC number expires after 5 years.
What does a WWCC look like
A Working With Children Check will generate a Working with Children Number, when you apply provide us with the WWC number in the relevant field.
What is the difference between a Working With Children Check and a National Police Check?
The Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are two different checks.
The Working With Children Check is an ongoing assessment of a person’s suitability to work or volunteer with children and involves a check of a person’s national criminal history (including all spent convictions, pending and non-conviction charges) and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. The result of a Working With Children Check is either a clearance or a bar.
The Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW. It involves a National Police Check (criminal history record check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct.
The Police Check is current only on the day of issue and is simply a list of the offences from a person’s criminal history that can be disclosed. It does not involve an assessment of risk or suitability by a government agency.