Entitlement to Work in Australia

Check you are acting within the law when you employ a non-citizen. fit2work’s online verification system provides quick and easy entitlement to work details.

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fit2work’s right to work check is sourced directly from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Visa Entitlement Verification (VEVO) system.

Receive instant online confirmation that your candidate is a citizen, permanent resident or on a temporary visa and has valid rights to work in Australia. Includes recommendations on precisely what hours, for how long and the type of work allowed under different legislation.

Request a passport verification to prove Australian citizenship status. Meet the “reasonable steps” requirement by auto-scheduling a repeat of work right checks at regular intervals. Our intuitive online platform provides a secure and trusted way to confirm you are acting legally and minimising business risk.

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Get the certainty of a reliable screening solution. Find out how we can help you meet your right to work requirements with confidence.

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All Australian and New Zealand citizens and Permanent Australian residents have unlimited permission to work in Australia.

A foreign national working in Australia without a visa or in breach of their visa conditions is an illegal worker. It could be a criminal offence to employ an illegal worker, so it is vital to check the work entitlements of non-citizens you want to engage.

No, not all visa holders have their details recorded in their passports. The best way to quickly and easily check the work entitlements of non-citizens is via fit2work’s online verification system.

The fines for employing illegal workers are significant. Penalties are listed on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Yes, the fit2work platform offers a single centralised place to order, track and manage more than 100 different background checks. It helps business mitigate and manage risk in a changing human resource environment by providing support across the entire employee lifecycle, from initial hiring through to separation.

With seamless integration into your existing onboarding and due diligence programs, the fit2work platform offers a range of customisable tools to suit your business needs. It’s a fast and easy-to-use service that certifies employees are compliant, up to date and fit to work – all from a single dashboard.

fit2work began processing background checks in 2008 and today we are one of Australia’s leading providers of online screening services. With years of experience, we are experts in mitigating and managing employment risk. Government departments and corporations around Australia look to us as a respected and trusted source of advice and innovative solutions.

There is far more value in conducting an online right to work check if you have a plan for what you’re going to do with the results. Preparation and strategy is a crucial part of using background checks to benefit your business. fit2work pre-screening and employment lifecycle processes can integrate seamlessly with organisational policies and procedures.


Interested in a packaged solution?

If running individual checks is not enough for your business we offer an integrated solution. Get in touch with us to discuss these solutions or visit our Workforce Mangement Solution website.

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