Why provide a system that integrates all checks in a single, secure, shareable platform...
...with the option for continuing checking
Workerchecks.com (formerly Carer Mate) Co-Founder Aaron McMurray explains that the concept was conceived from his own frustrating experience of trying to vet and screen support workers for his son. He found a major gap in the current screening system.
Mr McMurray found that Working with Children Checks (WWCC) in Australia has a 5-year validity and on application, the National Criminal History database is checked (by the relevant State based WWCC authority). Thereafter the initial check, only the State based databases are checked. So, you can have a 5-year period where offences can occur interstate – and even have a finding of guilt in court and the WWCC in the State of issue will not be flagged.
Workerchecks.com can supplement the WWCC system in each State with a recurring National Police check at the client’s selected intervals to fill the gap. This prevents what is known as forum shopping – with those who know how to exploit the system – have done so, as noted in the 2015 Royal Commission* report.
Mr McMurray believes there is no, and not likely to be (due to Australia being a Commonwealth of independent state authorities) a national database that is a single window in real time. When National Police checks are conducted, Mr McMurray says it is an aggregation of the individual queries and checks of the State’s databases.
Workerchecks.com is accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to help organisations, guardians and workers to apply for and submit Australian and international police checks, Carer Mate is entrusted with direct access to the National Police Checking Service and plays a vital role to help safeguard the Australian community.
“All done and paid for. Thanks again...you are awesome. When I started this process I never thought anyone would want to help. Thanks so much, in light of all that's going on in the world especially in America, you have restored our faith in being human, being a good human being.”
“Please look us up and email us if you ever in Brissie. We would love to return the goodwill.”
-Christina R, Brisbane
"What we love about Worker Checks is that we might be asked to pay for a new police check when we had one a month ago. From my personal portal I can share my profile with a new employer and they can see my last police check."
"A number of our contractors have come from overseas and not been in Australia long. The ability to have them screened internationally and in Australia is an absolute necessity for my clients. In addition we can see the VISA status and will get alerts when their right to work expires, covering our own backside. A great system."
Adam holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and a MBA, and is currently a Program Director/Manager at ANZ.
Adam is a specialist in leading project teams in complex technology environments and has been involved in leading successful technology deployment in his current role, and for other large companies including Telstra.
Adam has significant expertise in knowledge and information management, and security requirements. Our blockchain subject matter expert and able provider of the technical oversight and product architecture for workerchecks.com
Aaron is an experienced Business Strategy Professional who has experience with a number of public listed companies in Australia and Europe. Aaron has BSc, MBA & MMgt.
Aaron has a vast “knowledge bank” - from a varied professional background – originally as a seagoing Naval Officer and corporate experience in Business Strategy and Strategic Marketing in Europe and Australia.
Aaron is able to quickly identify opportunities for value creation – especially strategic positioning to maximise opportunities with new technology.