Police Checks and Identity Verification

Criminal History checks are one of the most common checks conducted in Australia
Police Check and Identity Verification

As an accredited body with the ACIC, VerifyNow (Cogent Business Solutions) are authorised to submit Police Checks on behalf of organisations to assist organisations with the screening of employees.

The National Police Checks, also known as Nationally Coordination Criminal History Check include separate checks for employment-based positions and volunteer positions. International Police Checks are also available upon request.

Be confident knowing the candidate is who they say they are. ID verifications are processed through a gateway service partner using the Australian Federal Government’s Document Verification Service (DVS), an online system for comparing identifying information with a government-issued record.

Criminal History Checks and Identity Verification include:

National Police Check (Australia)

Prices for the National Police Check vary between checks for paid positions and voluntary positions. The volunteer police check can only be used for voluntary purposes and not for paid positions of employment.

All national police checks include identity verification as part of the service.

Cogent also provide National Police Checks via the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Contact us for more information.

Identity Verification (Australia)

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

The DVS checks whether the personal information on an identity document matches the original record. The DVS makes it harder for people to use fake identity documents.

Cogent need to make sure applicants are who they claim to be. The Identity Matching Services provide a secure, fast and private way for identity documents to be verified. VerifyNow utilises a gateway service provider to complete DVS checks.

International Police Check

Prices vary depending on jurisdiction. Please note that Criminal History Checks on some jurisdictions are subject to availability. Contact us for more information.