Employment Screening Services

Police Checks and Identity Verifications

As an Accredited Body with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), Cogent is permitted to undertake police checks on behalf of organisations.

The Australian Federal Government’s Document Verification Service (DVS) is an online system for comparing identifying information with a government-issued record.

Employment History and Reference Checks

Conduct a thorough employment history check of the candidate for the previous 5 or 10 years. Longer time period available upon request.

Our reference checks can be completed online, on phone or in person and can include both character and professional referees using standard or client specific questions.

Credential, Licence and Qualification Check

These checks help confirm the candidate’s credential, licence and/or qualification as required for the position. These range of checks are essential to protect the reputation of your organisation and integrity of the recruitment process. Checks include Australian and international academic qualifications, professional memberships, Australian trade licences and driver licences.


VerifyNow’s range of checks support organisations to hire with confidence.  Manage organisational risk by assessing the suitability of prospective employees to work in specific roles. Identify candidates with the values and integrity that align with your organisation’s standards.

We offer bankruptcy, business interest, credit history, digital footprint, and directorship checks.  We also offer a unique Applicant Integrity Interview service.

Financial Regulatory Checks

Our Financial Regulatory checks include APRA, ASIC and AFS Register checks. These checks may also be required within certain regulated industries, such as financial services or banking.