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Need help with an overseas qualification assessment?

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1. Determine whether you are eligible for an assessment

To apply you must:

  • live in Western Australia and be one of the following:
    • ​an Australian citizen;
    • ​a New Zealand citizen;
    • a permanent resident of Australia – spouses, dependants and secondary visa holders, including visa subclass 309, 310, 785 and 820; or
    • ​a temporary resident with permission to work or study in Western Australia.
  • have completed a formal tertiary or technical qualification such as a diploma, Bachelor degree or Masters degree. For a list of qualifications not eligible for assessment, visit the frequently asked questions page
  • h​​​ave completed your qualification in an eligible country​.

Note: The OQU does not assess qualifications for migration purposes. If you require a qualification assessment as part of an Australian visa application, call the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 13 18 81.


 

2. Prepare your supporting documents

Prepare clear and legible scanned copies (PDF format) of the following documents to attach to your online application.

  • diploma, degree or qualification certificate; 
  • academic transcripts (student book or marks sheets) – this is a report from the awarding institution with information on examinations/courses completed, credits and grades/score for all years of study; 
  • translations of all documents (For more information regarding the translation of documents, visit the frequently asked questions page); 
  • proof of name change (if required) such as a marriage or deed poll certificate; and
  • the following residency document/s provided in one PDF document:
    • Australian passport or Australian citizenship certificate (photo and signature page); or
    • ​​overseas passport; or
    • ​​Australian travel document.

​If you do not have an electronic visa, also provide a:

    • ​visa label in passport; or
    • ​notice of visa grant from Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

​Please note:

  • All documents must be certified. 
  • Documents not written in English must come with translations from approved translators. Visit the frequently asked questions page for further translation information. 

Other documentation to include

  • Statutory declaration: Where your full name does not appear on your qualification, for example, John C, you must provide a statutory declaration stating that the name that appears on your qualification refers to the same person listed on your passport or citizenship certificate. Download a statutory declaration form or pick one up from your local post office.
  • ​Philippine degree holders: If your degree is from a Philippines university or institution, you must include evidence of having passed the Professional Regulation Commission’s licensure examination (certificate and marks list only). If you have not taken the examination, include a note saying so in your application.

3. Submit your online OQU application​  

Complete the online application form and attach documents as instructed.


 

4. Receive your assessment outcome

You will receive the outcome of your assessment by email. 

For more information on assessment outcomes, including a review of your outcome, visit the frequently asked questions page​.

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