Will I receive a clearance letter or card?


A screening clearance letter is posted directly to successful applicants through Australia Post. The employing organisation is advised of the screening outcome by an email from the DCSI Screening Unit.

A card system is not used in South Australia. Clearance letters are printed on security paper embossed with the logo of the South Australian Government. 

A clearance letter is not issued for General Employment Probity screening. However, for each of the following types of screening, successful applicants will receive a clearance letter:

  • Child-related employment screening
  • Aged care sector employment screening
  • Disability services sector employment screening
  • Vulnerable person-related employment screening


It is recommended clearance letters be kept in a safe place. The Screening Unit does not issue replacements for lost, stolen or misplaced letters.

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