How to pay - organisations


Payment FAQs 

Can the organisation pay by credit card? Payments may be made online (if applying for screening online) using a Visa or MasterCard (using BPOINT) or by invoice (provided that the organisation is a current DCSI account customer).  BPOINT is free to use.

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

How does the organisation arrange to pay online?  The organisation must first register for online screening with the DCSI Screening Unit and nominate a Finance Officer who is responsible for paying for screening applications.  A Finance Officer must be nominated before the organisation can make payments online or receive invoices. Only nominated Finance Officers can process payments. 

If submitting an application online

When initiating a new screening application using the online form, the Requesting Officer in the organisation simply selects from the drop-down payment options to indicate who is responsible for paying (i.e. whether the applicant or the organisation is to pay).   Once an application has been submitted online, the relevant payment details will appear in the organisation's online portal under the 'Payment History' menu item. 

Need more information?  For more information about the organisation registration process, please refer to (insert).  For more information about paying for screening using the online system, please refer to "How to pay for an application (organisation)".

If submitting a hard copy application form

Where a hard copy form is being submitted and the organisation is paying for the applicant's screening, 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).  Cheque payments are not accepted.

On all hard copy application forms submitted, the Requesting Officer within the organisation must sign the front page where indicated, to confirm that the organisation is paying. 

Invoicing arrangements

Organisations which screen in excess of 100 applicants annually may apply to set up invoicing arrangements with the Screening Unit.  Payment is required within 30 days and conditions apply. 

Requests to set up invoicing arrangements should be sent to the Screening Unit via email to

Payment by Government agencies

Government agencies (with the exception of business units that manage their own budgets, such as individual schools) will receive invoices for screening.

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:

Reimbursement of fees on cancellation of an application

Unfortunately, the DCSI Screening Unit is unable to reimburse fees for screening, once processing by the Screening Unit has commenced, should you wish to cancel an application.  Cancelled applications will still incur a fee.

More information

For more information please refer to the following: