Credentials, Qualifications And Right To Work

Hire the best candidate for your organisation

Confirm the candidate has the right credentials and qualifications before you hire them!

This range of checked help to confirm a candidate’s credentials, qualifications and right to work. The Checks are integral to protecting the reputation of your organisation and the integrity of your recruitment process.

Our checks include:

Professional Body Membership check

Verify the professional qualifications and membership that the candidates have listed on their applications.

Qualification Check - Austalia

We will verify the candidate’s listed qualification with the issuing organisation and will obtain the following details:

Qualification Check - International

Have an applicant that received their qualification abroad? VerifyNow can complete international qualification checks on behalf on employers and provide peace of mind. Turnaround times may vary for international qualification checks depending on the Institution and country. Please contact us for a more detailed discussion.

Entitlement to Work (VEVO) Check

Is your candidate is entitled to work in Australia? Is their visa valid? As a registered organisation, we help employers check the work rights of visa holders who are either prospective and/or current employees. 

The Entitlement to Work check involves checking the applicant information on the Visa Entitlement Verification Online system (VEVO) provided by the Australian Government.

VEVO will display:

Here is a link to the visa conditions as provided by the Department of Home Affairs website.


• Academic and Qualifications verification
• Applicant Integrity Interview
• APRA Disqualified Register check
• APRA Enforceable Undertaking Register Check
• ASIC Banned and Disqualified Register check
• ASIC Enforceable Undertaking Register check
• AFS Licensees Register check
• AFS Licensees and Authorised Representatives Register Check
• Anti-Money Laundering check
• Bankruptcy checks
• Business Interests / Directorships check
• Digital Footprint check
• Employment History verification
• Entitlement to Work check
• Identity Verification
• Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (National Police Check)
• Professional Body Membership check
• Reference checks (online, on phone)

Know who you are hiring and mitigate risks to your business by confirming eligibility to work, requisite expertise, qualifications, criminal history, integrity and more. The value of employment screening services extends beyond the on-boarding experience. It can be a regular health check on your organisation’s existing workforce too, by ensuring job specific qualification are current, memberships and licences are valid, police checks are up to date, and industry regulation job requirements continue to be compliant.
Companies such as Cogent Business Solutions conduct employment background screening. We are an accredited body with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and member of the Professional Background Screening Association.
The duration varies as it is subject to employer’s requirements. It is also dependent on the position and the nature of the role. Some positions may only review the last five years of employment, while others may take into consideration 10, 15 or even 20 years of employment history.
Yes, anyone can undergo employment screening providing it is with the applicant’s informed consent. This consent allows the prospective employer company and their agents to complete the employment screening process.

Not sure which background checks to choose?

Businesses face challenges recruiting and retaining employees in today’s fast-paced world. Employees can be the greatest asset or the biggest risk of a business. Employment screening can help increase workforce integrity and trustworthiness. Let’s have a conversation so we can better understand your employment screening requirements.