External service providers

Vetting assessment providers

The Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) works with a panel of vetting service providers to complete parts of the security clearance assessment:

  • Barrington Corporate Risk Pty Ltd
  • Cogent Business Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Omni Executive Pty Ltd
  • Mitchell Personnel Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Sirras Consultants Pty Ltd
  • Staff Check Pty Ltd

Additionally, over 100 security psychologists conduct psychological assessments for security clearance suitability purposes.

All vetting service providers are certified members of the Defence Industry Security Program which requires specific security requirements to be met. All Vetting Analysts employed by these service providers hold current Australian Government security clearances.

External vetting checks

AGSVA also uses the following external providers to complete specific external vetting checks:

  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission – criminal history checks
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation – additional security checks
  • Department of Home Affairs – entry and exit checks
  • Equifax (Fit2Work) – credit checks.