How do I pay for screening?
Payment for screening may be made by the organisation which is engaging an employee or volunteer (the applicant) or by the applicant themselves.
Applicants who are uncertain as to who is responsible for paying for their screening should check with the organisation concerned.
Screening payments can be made online by credit card, using the online screening application system, or may be invoiced to an organisation that is eligible for this option. The DCSI Screening Unit does not accept cash payments.
The online payment system uses the Commonwealth Bank's BPOINT service, which accepts both VISA or MasterCard, and is free to use. If you do not have a VISA or MasterCard, you can purchase a prepaid credit card. These can be purchased from many merchants, including Australia Post, and may be reloadable.
Applicants who are unable to pay using a credit card should contact the requesting organisation. It may be possible to arrange for the organisation to pay on your behalf, and the applicant reimburse the fee.
When initiating an application on behalf of an applicant using the online application system, the requesting officer in the organisation selects the option in the appropriate section of the form to indicate who will be paying for the screening assessment.
Organisations that submit 100 or more applications per year can apply to set up invoicing arrangements with the DCSI Screening Unit.
Paying at Australia Post
Alternatively, if the organisation has not yet registered for online submission of screening applications, a hard copy form may be submitted and payment made in cash at any Australia Post outlet. Please note that cheques are not accepted.
For more information, please refer to How to pay for your screening application
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