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Criminal history checks

Appointment to Queensland Health cannot be finalised until the criminal history checking process is completed.

Download the Queensland Health criminal history consent form (PDF, 50KB)

Queensland Health has a responsibility to:

  • ensure the safety and security of employees and members of the Queensland community who rely on and/or receive services provided by Queensland Health employees
  • maintain public confidence in the integrity of Queensland Health staff; and
  • treat prospective employees fairly in relation to any consideration of their suitability for employment within Queensland Health.

Part 6 of the Public Service Act 2008 provides the legislative basis for criminal history checking provisions for general Queensland Health employment:

  • A Queensland Health general criminal history check is to be conducted on all persons prior to being appointed for general employment, permanently or when the period of employment will exceed 3 months.

Further information is contained within Queensland Health's HR policy B40 - Criminal history checking (PDF, 244KB)

Last updated: 26 July 2019