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

The TRBWA acknowledges that obtaining an OCRC can be a complex and time consuming process. To assist you in obtaining an OCRC for the purpose of your teacher registration application, the TRBWA has sourced a convenient and efficient online OCRC service. The approved service provider is fit2work

OCRCs issued by other private providers will not be accepted.

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

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.

Your OCRC must be obtained from fit2work.

OCRCs issued by other private providers will not be accepted.

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

Your OCRC must be obtained from fit2work.

OCRCs issued by other private providers will not be accepted.

Criminal record check FAQs

Last modified: 8/03/2018 10:05 AM