The Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) uses country education profiles developed by the Department of Education and Training to compare studies completed overseas against the Australian Qualifications Framework. The country education profiles are a guide to the education systems of numerous countries and their comparability with Australian qualifications.
The assessments determine your level of education by Australian standards and do not compare qualifications by subject, study area or competency standards.
For example, we cannot say if an overseas Diploma in Hospitality is the equivalent of an Australian Diploma in Hospitality – only that it is comparable to a Diploma level qualification.
Assessments are for general purpose and may assist with applications for further studies or employment. The OQU does not assess qualifications for:
- migration purposes – qualification assessment as part of an Australian visa application. For more information, call the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 13 18 81; and
- professional practice – registrations and recognition of professional practice or work experience. For more information, contact the relevant Australian professional body or registration authority.
Learn how to apply for an overseas qualification assessment.