Application forms and payment
As of 1 July 2015, the fees below apply to screening services by the Screening Unit:
Child-related and Disability Services Employment Screening
- $92.50 (GST exclusive)
- $101.75 (GST inclusive
All other types of screening for paid employees:
- $77.00 (GST exclusive)
- $84.70 (GST inclusive)
Volunteers and Students on placement (for all types of screening)
- $51.00 (GST exclusive)
- $56.10 (GST inclusive)
The fees for all DCSI Screening checks increased by 2.4% from 1 July 2015. For details please read New Screening Fees and Charges. 160.3kb.pdf
What if more than one type of screening is required?
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers applying for more than one type of screening will only be charged the one fee provided that application forms pertain to the same applicant, are attached together and submitted at the same time.
EMPLOYEES: Where more than one type of screening is required for an employee, each type of screening will each be charged separately as per the fees above. An exception applies to employees working in the disability services sector who have a current working with children screening clearance, who do not need to also obtain a disability services employment screening clearance.
Screening application forms
Please note that organisations are encouraged to register with the DCSI Screening Unit so that their employees and volunteers can submit their screening applications online.
If your organisation has not yet registered and you are using a hard copy form, make sure that you have downloaded the most recent version of the relevant application form. Out-of-date forms may be returned to you. Forms were last uploaded to this site on 1 July 2015. Current versions of screening application forms are available below:
Child-related employment screening form
Vulnerable person-related employment screening form
Aged care sector employment screening form
General employment probity screening form
Disability services employment screening form
Submitting and paying for your application
Payment for screening can be arranged online, if using the online screening application system.
To enable this, an organisation must have successfully registered for online screening and nominated a Finance Officer within the organisation who is responsible for paying for screening applications. Then, when initiating a new screening application, the Requesting Officer in the organisation simply selects from the drop-down payment options, indicating who will be responsible for paying for the application (i.e. whether the applicant or the organisation is to pay). Payments may be made using a Visa or MasterCard (using BPOINT) or by invoice (if the organisation is a DCSI account customer).
For more information about paying for screening using the online system, please refer to "How to pay for an application (organisation)"
Hard copy applications
Once you have completed your hard copy form in accordance with the instructions, there are two ways your hard copy application can be paid for and sent to the Screening Unit. Please discuss with your current or prospective employer or volunteer organisation to determine which of the following applies to you:
If you are paying for the screening application:
- Take your completed form to any Australia Post outlet to pay for and lodge your application. Please note that payments by cheque can not be accepted.
If the organisation is paying for your screening application on your behalf:
- The application must be paid for in cash and submitted through an Australia Post service centre, unless arrangements have been set up for the organisation to be invoiced for the payment. Please note that payments by cheque are not accepted by Australia Post. The Requesting Officer within the organisation must sign the front page of the form confirming that the organisation is paying.
Forms which do not have either proof of payment (ie a receipt attached) or the signature of the requesting officer confirming that the organisation is paying, will be returned unprocessed to you.
Please note that the Screening Unit is unable to receive direct payments via cash or cheque.
An organisation that screens in excess of 100 applicants annually may arrange to set up invoicing arrangements with the Screening Unit. Requests to set up invoicing arrangements should be sent to the Screening Unit via email to DCSI.ScreeningFinance@sa.gov.au DCSI.ScreeningFinance@sa.gov.au Organisations which have not met this threshold in the last 12 months must prepay for their applications.
Government agencies (with the exception of business units that manage their own budgets, such as individual schools etc) will receive invoices for screening.
Due to the large volumes of applications received, requests to cancel an application once it has been received by the Screening Unit cannot be accommodated.
Applications that are cancelled will be withdrawn and will still incur fees.