Police Check And Identity Verification

One of the most common checks conducted in Australia

Police Check And Identity Verification

Identity Verification (Australia)

Recruit with confidence and confirm the candidate is who they say they are. As part of the criminal history check process, we are required to ensure applicants match 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.

Identity verification is 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. 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.

National Police Check (Australia)

VerifyNow is accredited with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to submit Police Checks on behalf of organisations to assist with the screening of employees.The National Police Checks, also known as Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check include checks for employment-based positions and volunteer positions. 

The ACIC is Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency. ACIC’s vision is for a safer Australia that is better connected, informed and capable of responding to crime. 

We are also approved account holders with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and can submit National Police Checks on behalf of clients.

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.


• 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.