All Australian employers are responsible for ensuring an individual they employ or contract is legally allowed to work in Australia. Historically, employers have mostly carried out this check once they have selected their final applicant, which can result in delays or other issues if it turns out at that stage the applicant does not have the expected working rights.
Certsy is transforming the hiring process by enabling job seekers to verify their right to work claims upfront and then share the result securely with SEEK. Employers that use the SEEK Advertiser Centre can then use this more reliable information to select candidates with greater confidence and efficiency early in the recruitment process.
However, verified right to work on SEEK is only intended as a useful signal for selection, and is not a background check or compliance solution. This availability of verified right to work information upfront in the hiring process may help reduce your risk and allow you to move faster, but you should still conduct your own right to work checks before you hire someone.