Lodgment of DISP Application

Assisting with the lodgement of your DISP application

Incorrect lodgement of DISP applications have often cost companies dearly in time, missed contracts, and even disapproval of their DISP application.

How to lodge a DISP application.

Prior to considering the lodgement of their DISP application with defence, it is vital to ensure you have adequately implemented DISP's requirements for:

  1. Governance Documentation
  2. Personnel Security
  3. ICT and Cyber Security
  4. Physical Security

Lodgement of the DISP application prior to appropriate auditing of systems and practices may prove costly and result in Defence's rejection of your application.

Note: Defence allows companies to undertake this process without the use of external advisory services. Whilst acceptable by defence, many organisations deem the risks associated with this approach to be unacceptable.

Lodgement of your DISP application could begin with obtaining a DISP email address for communication with defence regarding your application.



DISP's Common Questions Answered

Depending on the level of DISP membership you are seeking your implementation costs can vary greatly. 

It may be the case that your company is already compliant with the majority of requirements for a particular DISP level, or that significant work is required in some DISP categories but not in all four. 

The Gap Analysis conducted by our consultants will give you a clear indication of your current compliance and capability gaps. 

At that stage of the project your implementation costs will become clear.

Our consultancy has often saved tens of thousands in IT implementation costs, massively reduced risk, saved executives time, streamlined DISP applications, and prevented lengthy recommendations from  defence.

Though lodgement of DISP applications are free, consultancy has significant benefits too. 

All DISP consultancy pricing is custom to your company.

This is necessary as organisational risk factors can vary significantly.

DISP Co has standardized base costs for entry level DISP in line with the Department of Defence’s suggested estimate.

DISP Co assists clients Australia-Wide.

For Entry Level DISP a site visit is typically not required.

Organisations seeking DISP Level 1 may require site visits for DISP’s Physical Security element.

While Defence has not mandated the use of a DISP consultant, many companies seek out advisory services to streamline their DISP applications and minimize risk.

Benefits of a DISP consultant:

  • DISP implementation savings
  • Compliant DISP Documentation
  • CSO & SO Training
  • Assistance with DISP application lodgement

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