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EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Driver Training and Licensing (DTAL) Program
Criminal/Traffic History Checks
Employment and Training Division
DEET File: 2007/1250
1 November 2007
Next Review Date:
1 June 2008
VERSION NUMBER: 1
Applicants who apply for registration as driving instructors for the NT Government’s Driver
Training and Licensing (DTAL) Program are required to undertake a Criminal History and Traffic
Offence check prior to initial registration and biennial re-registration with the Program.
Applicants will be advised that having a criminal record/traffic offence history will not
automatically exclude them from registration. Only applicants with a “relevant criminal record”
(Refer Table 1) will not be considered for registration.
These documents outline the procedures for carrying out criminal history checks for potential and
existing DTAL driving instructors who have, or may have, contact with youth (aged 16-18 years).
2 BUSINESS NEED
The Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET) recognises that persons who
come into contact with youth in the course of their work as a Driver Training and Licensing
(DTAL) Program driving instructor must be a ‘fit and proper’ person.
Criminal History and Traffic Offence checks are an essential element in the application process
by which DEET ensures that individuals registering as driving instructors for the DTAL Program
are of good character.
The responsibility for developing and maintaining this policy rests with the
Manager, Training Operations.
The Deputy Chief Executive, Employment and Training, is responsible for
approving this policy.
The Department of Employment, Education and Training is responsible for
ensuring the confidentiality of the police clearance and that the information is