Overseas (international) criminal record checks

In addition to consenting to an Australian (national) criminal record check, applicants/teachers must also provide an overseas (international) criminal record check for every country they have resided in for a cumulative period of 12 months or more.

Obtaining an Overseas Criminal Record Check (OCRC) from fit2work

To obtain an OCRC you must apply directly to fit2work, the approved provider of OCRCs for the TRBWA. You can apply for an OCRC online at fit2work

When obtaining an OCRC through fit2work please ensure that your application:

  • includes all the names by which you have been known in that country
  • covers the entire time you resided in that country from the age of 18

Please note, OCRCs issued by other providers will not be accepted.

Apply for an OCRC from fit2work

Obtaining an OCRC if you are not currently registered

If you are not currently registered with the TRBWA, you will need to provide an OCRC from every country you resided in for a cumulative* period of 12 months or more, from 18 years of age, in the 10 years prior to making your application.

*Cumulative – the total time spent in the country in the 10 years prior to application.

Example - If you are not currently registered, and you have spent 6 months in the UK in 2014 and another 6 months in 2016, the total time spent in the UK would be 12 months within the past 10 years. You would, therefore, be required to provide an OCRC from the UK.

More information on OCRCs for applicants

Obtaining an OCRC if you are currently registered

If you are currently registered with the TRBWA, you will need to provide an OCRC from every country you resided in for a cumulative* period of 12 months or more, from 18 years of age, during your current registration period.

*Cumulative - the total time spent in the country during your current registration period.

Example - If you currently hold Full Registration, which was last renewed in 2013, and you spent 6 months in the UK in 2016 and another 6 months in 2017, the total time spent in the UK would be 12 months within your current registration period. You would, therefore, be required to provide an OCRC from the UK when you apply to renew your registration in 2018

Overseas criminal record check FAQs

Last modified: 28/08/2018 8:49 AM