The objective of the audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Government’s personnel security arrangements for mitigating insider threats.

Audit criteria

To form a conclusion against this objective, the following high-level audit criteria will be applied:

  • Does AGSVA provide efficient and effective security vetting services?
  • Are selected entities complying with personnel security requirements?


  • Attorney-General’s Department (AGD)
  • Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA), within the Department of Defence (Defence)
  • Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Digital Transformation Agency