Why we do pre-employment and misconduct screening

Pre-employment and misconduct screening is done to verify the identity, integrity and credentials of people who work across the Victorian public sector. It should be completed before a formal offer is made and after a promotion or change in the role of an existing employee.

Victorian public sector employees occupy positions of trust and have access to public resources. Pre-employment screening helps public sector organisations manage risk and maintain trust in the community.

Guide to pre-employment screening

We recommend all public sector organisations align their pre-employment screening policies and procedures with:

Guide to pre-employment misconduct screening

All Victorian public sector organistions are required to screen for misconduct using these policies:

Pre-employment misconduct screening policy for Victorian Public Service executives and non-executives

Pre-employment misconduct screening policy for public entities