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About Us

Who we are

Cogent Business Solutions is an Australian company established in 1996 as a management consultancy based in Canberra.

For over 20 years Cogent has provided risk management and security solutions to clients across sectors including industry, community organisations and government.

Today, Cogent provides personnel security vetting and background screening services to government, industry, not-for-profit and private sector clients across Australia. Cogent undertakes most of its personnel screening activities in its managed services centre in Fyshwick, Canberra where we have dedicated offices for our vetting and screening staff.

Cogent has a track record of providing superior customer service and a commitment to quality.

Employment Background Screening

Cogent developed its digital platform – VerifyNow – to streamline its employment screening service. Managing the process online is faster and simpler for both organisations and applicants. We provide a range of checks to support the screening of new hires and the existing workforce.

VerifyNow Dashboard
Key benefit of Employment Background Screening

Effective employment screening can help reduce the unintended damage to reputation, business function or loss of corporate knowledge. It indicates an organisation’s commitment to best practice in its talent acquisition process and helps mitigate the risks of poor hiring choices.

Your information is Secure

The security and protection of your information is important to us. Cogent is an Accredited Body with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and is Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) certified.  Cogent’s security infrastructure meet all physical and IT requirements to gather, process and utilise personal-in-confidence and Classified Government information.

Cogent is a member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). PBSA’s purpose is to advance excellence in the screening profession.

Cogent is accredited with, and permitted by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to access nationally coordinated criminal history checks through the National Police Checking Service.