How to pay - individuals

Individual applicants 

Payment FAQs

Will a receipt be provided? A printable receipt with a reference number will be available when your online payment has been confirmed.

Can I pay by cash or cheque?  No. The DCSI Screening Unit does not accept direct cash or cheque payments for its screening services.  If lodging a hard copy form, payment can be made by cash when submitting your form at an Australia Post outlet.

Can I pay by credit card?    Payment can be made online by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Credit card payments are processed via BPOINT, a secure payment pathway that accepts debit and credit cards and is free to use.

What if I don't have a credit card?  If you do not have a Visa or MasterCard, to make an online payment, you could purchase a prepaid (often re-loadable) credit card.  These are readily available from many merchants, including Australia Post.  Alternatively, you may be able to arrange with your employer that they pay on your behalf, provided that you later reimburse them.  In this case the Requesting Officer in the organisation will need to adjust the selected payment option on the online application form to indicate that the organisation is paying.

If applying online:  

The applicant may pay for their screening when completing their application using the online form.  Payment can be made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard).  Credit card payments are processed via BPOINT, a secure payment pathway that accepts debit and credit cards and is free to use.

If the applicant is to pay for their screening application, this payment option is to be selected from the drop down boxes by the Requesting Officer in the employer organisation when initiating an application using the online form.

If applying using a hard copy application form (exceptional circumstances only): 

If you have been pre-approved to lodge a paper application and have been issued with a form that bears an Exemption Number generated by the DCSI Screening Unit, please go to a Service SA Customer Centre where you can submit the application and pay for the screening that you require.

More information here:  How to Pay

More information

Payment process for government schools and preschools

Screening fees for employees and volunteers who work within government schools, preschools, child centres and other non-corporate entities under the auspices of the South Australia Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) are invoiced to DECD.  DECD Corporate receives monthly invoices for payment on behalf of all DECD sites that have submitted a DCSI screening application.

When initiating screening applications using the online screening system, the Requesting Officer at the individual DECD site should select the relevant payment option where prompted (ie payment via invoicing to DECD).

Only the costs associated with screening of volunteers will be charged to individual DECD sites. Volunteers pay the first $15 of the cost to the site, which is the responsibility for sites to collect, and DECD Corporate will pay the remaining $41.10.

For more information about school and preschool payment process queries, contact the Department for Education and Child Development:

Telephone: 1800 671 157