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Licence Check

For positions that include licences for business purposes, it is important to do a complete background verification. These licence related checks are conducted directly by Verify with the appropriate licencing body to ensure that the licences claimed to be held by the candidate are both accurate and current. Such licences may include drivers’ licence, truck licence, or forklift licence depending on the nature and requirements of the role.

Verify utilises the Department of Immigration to ascertain visa class and work rights for potential international employees. Given that Australian and New Zealand visas have a variety of subclasses, there is a substantial amount of legislation and information to interpret to ensure accuracy in terms of work entitlements and rights in Australia.

 

 

Why Conduct Licence Checks?

  • Confirm an existing licence is current and valid.
  • Mitigate business risk and help ensure the company does not incur any legal liability from a hire when candidates drive company vehicles.
  • Confirm employees work entitlements to comply with relevant Australian legislation.
  • Validate that a candidate’s licence is not fraudulent.

Entitlement to Work Check

This check allows you to confirm whether your candidate has valid work rights to work in Australia / New Zealand through confirming whether they are a citizen, permanent resident or on a temporary visa (e.g. bridging, student, work).  For visas we investigate and decipher this information and present a clear recommendation on exactly what hours, for how long, and the type of work a candidate is entitled to perform under different legislation. Unless employers can prove that they have taken reasonable steps at reasonable times to verify that their employee or contractor had permission to work in the role offered, they can be subject to fines of up to $76,500. 

Turnaround Time: 24-48 hours

Drivers Licence Check

This check is conducted directly by Verify with the appropriate licensing body to ensure that the licences claimed to be held by the candidate are both accurate and current. Included in the report can be a history of traffic offences along with dates and fines imposed. For positions that include driving for business purposes, it is important to undertake a complete driving history search.

Turnaround Time: 1-6 working days

Maritime Qualification Check

This check is conducted directly by Verify with the appropriate maritime licencing body to ensure that the licences claimed to be held by the candidate are both accurate and current. . For positions that include driving a boat or PWC vehicle for business purposes, it is important to undertake a complete maritime licence search.

Turnaround Time: 1-6 working days

Operators Licence Check

For positions that include certain licences for business purposes, it is advisable to verify that a candidate has the licence they say they have, and that the licence is current. Such licences may include forklift licence or security licence, depending on the nature and requirements of the role.

Turnaround Time: 1-6 working days

Construction Induction Card Check

Verify can confirm that a candidate’s construction induction card is official and valid, providing proof of mandatory OHS construction induction training administered from a registered training organisation (RTO). With potential fines for both workers who do not hold a card and employees who do not sight a valid construction induction card, it is imperative that you confirm the legitimacy of the card.

Turnaround Time: 24 hours

Working with Children Licence Check

A Working with Children Check is mandatory if one is working or seeking employment in child-related work to ensure the safety and well-being of the children. This check ensures that the candidate's licence is valid and it also list the expiration date.

Turnaround Time: 24 hours

 

 

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