What Is Meant By “Check Purpose”? 04 July 2023 02:19 Updated As part of your police check application, you will need to provide the purpose for your check. Depending on who has requested for you to complete a police check, the purpose could be: The job position or occupation you will be undertaking The licence you are applying for The position of trust you are undertaking The volunteer role you will be doing The compulsory student placement you will be doing In addition to this information, we will also need to know: Who has requested the check or who you need to provide the check to, e.g. your employer, a licensing authority, the university or institute where you will be studying, etc. The state or territory where you will hold the position The location, town or city where you will hold the position If you will be working across states / territories or across locations, please provide the location of the company headquarters If you will be working overseas, in the State / Territory field please select ‘Other’, in the Location, Town or City please input the name of the country If you have been requested to provide a police check by a recruiter, you can provide the recruitment company’s name in place of the company’s name (see example below) Some examples of acceptable check purposes include: Nurse, XYZ Hospital, Canberra, ACT Trades Worker, XYZ Construction Company, Darwin, NT Volunteer Fundraiser, XYZ Charity, Sydney, NSW Bachelor of Education, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC Humanitarian Volunteer, XYZ Non-For-Profit, Fiji, OTHER Nurse in Aged Care, XYZ Recruitment Company, Sydney, NSW When providing the reason for your check, please note the following: Acronyms and abbreviations will not be accepted There is a 100-character limit for each of the fields Multiple check purposes will not be accepted Related articles How to Update your Check Purpose Volunteer/Student Placement Checks Step 1: How to Start a Police Check Application How Do I Access My Police Check Results? Step 3: How to Upload Your Identity Documents Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.