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Due to late CAO offers, there may be a delay in the processing of Garda Vetting applications

Garda vetting is process of checking a person’s background to see if there are any issues which would make them unsuitable to work or volunteer in an environment with children and/or vulnerable adults.

The person being vetted (the applicant) gives written authorisation for An Garda Síochána to disclose to TU Dublin details of all prosecutions, successful or not, pending or completed recorded in the State at the time of application.

Why is Garda Vetting Required?

Various courses require students to be Garda vetted. To ensure the protection of the public and to justify public trust and confidence, the University is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake specific parts of the programmes.

Without satisfactory Garda clearance, students may be unable to complete the work placement module or other specific modules where Garda vetting is required and consequently be unable to complete their course or receive an award.

How will I know if I need to complete the Garda Vetting process?

If you are a student on any of the following courses, you must be Garda vetted:

For Who?

  • Students in Aungier Street, Bolton Street & Grangegorman.
  • Staff or students employed by TU Dublin should contact the HR Department.

How do I apply?

  • Download and complete the Garda Vetting Form (NVB1).
  • Where a student is under 18, the Parent/Guardian consent section of form must be completed (NVB3).
  • Students of TU995 (Early Childhood Education) and TU996 (Social Care) please read Dept. of Social Sciences policy on Garda Vetting.
  • Email the completed application form and supporting ID to
    Note: Postal Applications cannot be accepted.

Top Tips

  • View a sample of a correctly completed form.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
  • Keep a record of your application reference as it will be required if you wish to track your application and/or request a copy of your Disclosure Letter (vetting results)

How to Track your Application

The quickest way to check the status of your application is online. Simply enter your application ID, student email and your date of birth to retrieve the latest status of your application. There is no need to check with TU Dublin. View an explanation of your application status.

Get a copy of your Disclosure Letter

Once the vetting process has been completed in full, you may request a copy of your disclosure letter. To speed up the process make sure all fields are completed correctly including the application reference. Disclosures will only be emailed to university email addresses.

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