MPS Background Checks has been successful within industry since its inception in 2006 originally trading as Mitchell Personnel Solutions.
Providing comprehensive background checks to large private firms and sensitive government organisations, MPS has vast experience in this industry.


Consider being able to give your potential employers a certificate which states you have had a recent Police Check and 10 year identity, educational and background check all designed to a high Government standard?

This is what MPS offer you, an unbiased, professional assessment of you which can be presented to your potential employer either by you or through MPS on your behalf.

It gives you an extra point of difference during the recruitment round. The employer knowing the risk of hiring an unknown person has been reduced, has something else to consider while looking at your qualifications and skill sets.

If you would like more information about the unique MPS Gold Standard background check please speak to one of our Recruitment consultants. Contact us.


The most important and expensive investment in business is staff. Not only do you want to train and develop your staff, you need to protect your business in the first instance.

MPS offer the ‘MPS Gold Standard Background Check’. This unique service gives you the satisfaction of reducing the risk when hiring your employees.

A complete personal, employment, educational and reference background check designed around MPS’s background and experience working in the security vetting industry. Our Assessing Officers are qualified with industry standard qualifications and operate in accordance with AS 4811-2006 Employment Screening Standards. MPS offer experience in assessing a person against suitability indicators which could harm your business and confirmation of identity.

If you are interested in finding out more about how MPS can reduce the risk for you please contact us.

Security Information Sessions

MPS combine their knowledge of the security vetting industry and the training industry to create relevant, up to date, focused information sessions for Assessing Officers and other personnel working in the security vetting industry.

The Information Sessions are conducted by MPS Assessors and Training with special guest presenters as required. Each month a subject is introduced and Assessing Officers are able to listen to real life case studies and research information in relation to the various ‘Indicators’.

Session topics include (among others) ‘Gambling’, ‘Importance of personal IT security’ and ‘Mitigation preparation and presentation’. The sessions are insightful and provide expert information from both the Assessor’s perspective and real life case studies relating to challenges Assessing Officers face in assessng a person’s suitability.

If you would like some Information Session brochures which outlines upcoming sessions, dates and further details please contact our training team. Group sessions can also be arranged.

Latest News

August 2023 – In exciting news, MPS Training and Development Officer Trish Keeley and Vetting QA Leader Lou Castro have been announced as finalists in the 2023 Women in Security Awards in the Best Security Mentor Category. Both Trish and Lou have shown the qualities of an excellent mentor in their many years with MPS and are more than deserving of this high honour. 

The Women in Security Awards are a once a year celebration designed to recognise and raise the profile of the Australian IT Security, Cyber, and Protective Security industry to inspire young women and men to consider a career in this sector. 

MPS is exceptionally proud to have these two key members of the team recognised for their efforts and skill in mentoring our Security Vetting staff and it is through their efforts that MPS is recognised to have such a high standard of vetting work. 

About MPS

On February 14, 2006, Mitchell Personnel Solutions now referred to as MPS was created by two business partners Tracey Mitchell and Karen Bradley. Starting in the security vetting industry they had their first client within a day which doubled by the end of the first week. This budding success forced them to move out of their humble smaller office into a larger space to accommodate the increase within the first three months. There has been no stopping them since. MPS Has been at the forefront of Security Vetting and has become a trusted partner with the Australian Government as a leading panel member supporting the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency

The MPS brand is about service, quality and honesty. The motto “Exceeding Expectations” was part of the business foundation and is incorporated into each aspect of business to this day.

MPS is a family owned and run business that develop and empower their staff to achieve great results on behalf of their clients.


ACT Telstra Outstanding Growth Award Finalist

2022 State Finalist

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN SECURITY AWARDS – Australia’s Most Outstanding Woman in Protective security

Amy Hewson 2021 Finalist

NSW/ACT Telstra Businesswomen’s Award

Karen Bradley 2012 State Finalist

STEVIE International Award

Tracey Mitchell 2011 in the category of Best Asian Entrepreneur

National Small Business Champion

2010 National Winner – Business Services

NSW/ACT Telstra Businesswomen’s Award

Tracey Mitchell 2010 State Finalist

NSW/ACT Small Business Champion

2009 State Winner – Business Services

NSW/ACT Small Business Champion Entrepreneur

Tracey Mitchell 2009 State Finalist

NSW/ACT Small Business Champion

2009 State Finalist – Business Services

Recommended Employer 2009

Presented by the Australian Business Awards

NSW/ACT Small Business Champion Entrepreneur

Tracey Mitchell 2008 State Finalist

NSW/ACT Small Business Champion

2008 State Finalist – Business Services

Enterprise of the Year 2008

Presented by Canberra BusinessPoint Gala & Awards

Employee Growth 2008

Presented by Canberra BusinessPoint Gala & Awards

Innovation & Commercialisation Award

2008 Finalist Canberra BusinessPoint Gala & Awards

NSW/ACT Small Business Champion Entrepreneur

Tracey Mitchell 2007 State Finalist

NSW/ACT Small Business Champion

2007 State Finalist

Recommended Employer 2007

Presented by the Australian Business Awards

Service Excellence 2007

Presented by the Australian Business Awards

Best New Business 2007

Presented by the A.C.T Chamber of Women in Business

Best Achievement for a New Business 2007

Presented by the National Australian Businesswomen’s Network

Best New Business 2006

Presented by the National Australian Businesswomen’s Network

Any Questions?

If you are a looking to reach out to look at a career in Security Vetting, have background check enquiries or simply want to say hello, simply click the link below to send us an email. 

Alternatively you can reach our reception on 02 6123 0500