Q. Can I apply for a security clearance on my own?
No. To obtain a security clearance you need to be sponsored by an Australian Government agency.
Q. As a HR MANAGER / recruitment agency, can we use your services for suitability screening.
Q. What is Security Vetting?
A security clearance is a status granted to individuals allowing them access to classified information and resources after completion of a series of thorough background checks.
These checks are undertaken to ensure that people entrusted with security classified information/resources:
Q. How do I know if I need a security clearance?
When you start a new job or contract you will be advised by your employer whether or not the position you will be working in requires you to have a security clearance.
Q. How many types or levels of security clearance are there?
Australia has four levels of security vetting, each involving more rigorous checking:
The level of security clearance required will depend on the level of classified information/resources you need to access in your position, eg. 'your need-to-know'. The requirement for a security clearance is not based on rank or seniority.