Australian Police Checks

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON CHECKS CONDUCTED IN AUSTRALIA

Fast Reliable Police Checks

VerifyNow’s National Police Check (also known as a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check) is a certificate that provides any Disclosable Court Outcomes (DCO) and pending charges associated with your name. National police checks are required for certain paid and voluntary positions as outlined by legislation or the employing organisation.

An Australian police check shows Disclosable Court Outcomes (DCO). These include but are not limited to:

As an accredited body with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), VerifyNow (Cogent Business Solutions) are authorised to submit checks on behalf of organisations to assist these organisations (Legal Entity Customers) with the screening of their employees.

** Note: volunteer police checks can only be used for voluntary purposes and not for paid positions of employment. The cost for volunteer police checks is offered at a reduced price.

FAQS

• 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.

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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.