Any person working in a BFS kiosk must be screened by the kiosk to ensure they are suitable to undertake the role. It is the kiosk’s responsibility to ensure that police checks are conducted regularly for anyone working with Vulnerable Persons, including volunteer tutors. Kiosks are also responsible for ensuring that tutors and other personnel working with seniors in a Broadband for Seniors kiosk:
- are fit and proper persons
- are not prohibited under a law of the Commonwealth, State or Territory from being employed or engaged in any capacity where they may have contact with Vulnerable Persons.
There are various providers of police check services; for example, Crimcheck Ltd offer a service for not-for-profit organisations at a reduced rate. Please note: police checks are not processed through the BFS program.