Security clearance holders are required to:

  • Maintain personal behaviour the public would reasonably expect of someone who holds a position of public trust.
  • Avoid the intake of excessive amounts of alcohol.
  • Not take illegal recreational or non-prescribed prescription drugs.
  • Notify the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) of changes in personal circumstances.
  • Keep up-to-date with security clearance holder requirements.
  • Maintain a standard of behaviour that meets the requirements of holding a security clearance.
  • Cooperate with security clearance assurance activities and undertake required security awareness training.
  • Protect classified information including adherence to the need-to-know principle.
  • Report any suspicious or unusual occurrences in or around the workplace to your agency’s Security Officer/Advisor immediately.
  • Report all adverse changes in personality or suspicious behaviour displayed by work colleagues to your agency’s Security Officer/Advisor or AGSVA immediately.
  • Act with honesty and integrity.
  • Act in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, determinations and comply with any lawful and reasonable direction given by a person who has the authority to give it.
  • Perform duties with care, diligence and with adherence to relevant security requirements.
  • Use official information, equipment and facilities in a proper and secure manner.
  • Disclose correct personal information when it is required for official purposes.
  • Disclose and avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
  • Not take advantage of a position or authority to seek or obtain a benefit or to avoid a liability or penalty.