Who you have to pre-screen

You must pre-screen for all executive positions covered by the Victorian Government public entity executive remuneration policy and all executive and non-executive positions in the Victorian Public Service.

This includes candidates:

  • in your organisation
  • in the Victorian Public Service
  • in the public sector
  • from outside the public sector.

Mandatory forms

Preferred candidates must complete a statutory declaration and consent form (DOCX 151KB).

If a candidate can’t use the statutory declaration, they can use the misconduct declaration form (DOCX 135KB).

Identity

What you need to check How to check this
Identity 100-point identity check
Address history in past 5 years Statutory declaration and provision of evidence

Integrity

What you need to check How to check this
Confirmation of declaration of criminal history

National Police Check

International Police Check from country of prior residency

Police checks are subject to the spent convictions disclosure scheme.

Conflicts of interest and personal associations

Conflict of Interest and personal association declaration

For executives and those with financial delegations, directorship search of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) database.

Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume content

Reference checks

Qualification checks through accredited institutions

Relevant misconduct or adverse conduct history

Pre-employment misconduct screening – must be done for executive roles in the Victorian Public Service

Reference checks

Ask referees if the candidate has been involved in any disciplinary matters.

Credentials

What you need to check How to check this
Performance in prior roles

Reference checks

Confirm their dates of employment and ask if there were any performance issues.

Declared academic qualifications and professional memberships Qualification checks through accredited institutions

Role-dependent inherent requirements checks

What you need to check How to check this
Working with vulnerable clients

Working with Children Check

Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check

Psychometric or aptitude testing

Pre-employment misconduct screening

Access to and handling of sensitive or confidential information

Confidentiality agreement

Security clearance

Psychometric or aptitude testing

Pre-employment misconduct screening

Access to and use of specialist equipment and weapons

Licensing and training check

National Police Check for relevant offences

Pre-employment misconduct screening

Oversight of or access to significant assets or resources

National Police Check for relevant offences

Psychometric or aptitude testing

Pre-employment misconduct screening

Operation of a vehicle

Driver licence check

Check for traffic or vehicle offences with relevant road corporations, such as VicRoads or similar

Pre-employment misconduct screening

Physical requirements Medical check
Professional or other qualifications Confirmation of qualification and currency with issuing entity and equivalency and recognition in the State of Victoria.