Q: What do I need to provide with my application?
Applications require the applicant to provide certified copies of:
- Trade Certificates
- National Police Check response
- State Security license
- If applicable – letter from your Employer
- Names and contact details for your character references
- Passport size photo
- Expired SCEC ID card if applicable.
Q: Where do I find the form for the National Police Check?
Access the AFP's Online NPC Application Portal, complete and submit to the Australian Federal Police. Send the response with your documentation.
Q: Do I really need to get a National Police Check?
Yes. A certified copy of a check done in the past three months is also acceptable.
Q: Do I need a finger prints with my National Police Check?
Q: What do I select for 'Purpose of Check' on the National Police Check?
If you are using the offline form, please select 'Code 40: Commonwealth department employee' as the purpose for the check.
If you are using the AFP's Online NPC Application Portal, please use the following details:
- Purpose Type: 'Commonwealth purpose / Employment'
- Purpose of Check: 'Pre-employment / Standard disclosure' in the Purpose of Check drop-down list
Q: Can I supply a criminal history check response from a commercial Crimtrac accredited broker, or a state police department?
No. All checks must be completed by the Australian Federal Police.
Q: Do I need to send my ID card back with the application?
Only if it is expired.
Q: Criterion 2 states I require trade qualification, however after many years in the industry and I have not got one.
The pathway for a locksmith to gain a qualification varies person to person, SCEC cannot provide any advice on the best path for an individual. There are two main options, a Tradesperson Rights Certificate through Trades Recognition Australia or a Certificate III via Recognition of Prior Learning through a TAFE Institute.