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​New fact sheet for employers on overseas qualification assessments

21 August 2017

Migration Services has developed the Information for employers – Assessment of overseas qualifications fact sheet.

The fact sheet outlines the value of an assessment outcome and can be shown to existing or potential employers.

Download the fact sheet here.

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​Overseas qualification assessment information session

1 August 2017

Migration Services will be visiting local libraries to provide information about the overseas qualification assessment service.

The information sessions are free to attend and open to everyone.

The sessions will be at the following locations:

Further dates and locations will be published on the events page when they are available.

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​Closure over the Christmas holidays 

12 December 2016

​The Migration Services office will be closed from 2.00 pm

on Friday 23 December 2016 till 8.30 am on Tuesday

3 January 2017.

No assessment outcomes will be sent during this time.


​Process​ing times for Overseas Qualifications Unit applications

19 June 2015

The Overseas Qualifications Unit is currently receiving a high volume of applications and the processing timeline has been extended until further notice.  

Applications are expected to be finalised within 30 working days of receipt.

If you have not received your application outcome within 30 working days, please contact the Overseas Qualifications Unit on +61 8 9224 6530 or email oqu@dtwd.wa.gov.au​ ​​​

​​​​​​News​      New application process for Overseas        
      Qualifications Unit

​10 March 2015

The Overseas Qualifications Unit has launched a new and improved application process.

The application process is now entirely online.

This means you can apply online to have your overseas qualifications assessed without needing to post or hand deliver any original documents. 

The application process should take no more than 20 minutes.

Start your online application now

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​A new year, a new location!

5 January 2015

Migration Services, including the Overseas Qualifications Unit, Skilled Migration Western Australia and Skills Assessments International are moving on 12 Jan​​uary 2015.

Our new office will be a short walk from the old location at Level 7 of the GPO Building at 3 Forrest Place, Perth.

The office and phone services will be closed from 1.00 pm Friday 9 January 2015. Phone services will be available again on Monday 12 January and we will reopen for on-site services on Tuesday 13 January.

We will be co-located with other services to form the new Department of Training and Workforce Development Customer Service Centre. 

Other services will include the Perth Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre, Education and Training International and the Career Centre.​

Photographs of the new location

Forrest Place, facing the new office location

Image of Forrest Chase 

Entrance to the lobby

Image of the entrance to the office lobby 

The lobby

Image of the office lobby 

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​Closures over the Christmas holidays

20 October 2014

The Overseas Qualifications Unit office will be closed from Thursday 25 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015 inclusive.

Applications for overseas qualifications must be submitted by 25 November 2014 to be assessed before this time.

Applications submitted after the above date may be delayed.

For further information contact the Overseas Qualifications Unit at oqu@dtwd.wa.gov.au or
+61 8 9224 6530.

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Child care workers apply directly to the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

9 September 2014

To register and work as an educator in children’s education and care services, your overseas qualifications must be assessed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

An assessment from the Overseas Qualifications Unit prior to applying for registration with ACECQA is no longer required.

It may be useful to have your overseas qualifications assessed by the Overseas Qualifications Unit for general employment purposes or to enrol in further study.

See the ACECQA website​ for more information.

 

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The Overseas Qualifications Unit has moved

30 July 2014

The Overseas Qualifications Unit office has moved to Perth City.
The new contact details are:
Level 2, 166 Murray St
Perth WA 6000
T: 08 9224 6530
E: oqu@dtwd.wa.gov.au

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Overseas Qualifications Unit closed over Christmas and New Year

10 December 2013

The Overseas Qualifications Unit office will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2013 and will reopen on Friday
3 January 2014.

Assessments of overseas qualifications may be delayed.

 

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The Overseas Qualifications Unit has moved

10 December 2013

The Overseas Qualifications Unit has moved and is now located at:

1 Prospect Place
WEST PERTH WA 6005

Telephone: +61 8 6212 9850

See the contact us page for all contact details.


 

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New online system for overseas qualification assessments

8 October 2013

To have an overseas qualification assessed by the Overseas Qualifications Unit you can now complete an online application form.

The first step is to register and create an applicant profile.

You can then log in to the application form and give details of your qualifications.

Once complete, you print and sign the form and email a scanned copy to oqu@dtwd.wa.gov.au along with certified copies of all required documents.

In the subject line of the email include your name and reference number, which is found on the top right-hand corner of your printed form.

Complete an online application


 

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Childcare qualifications now assessed by the Overseas Qualification Unit

8 October 2013

The Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) can now assess some child care qualifications gained overseas.

The qualification must be the equivalent to an Australian certificate IV or above.

A positive assessment from OQU provides evidence of your qualification level which can be used in your application to the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

You must have your qualification approved by ACECQA to be employed as a qualified educator in the early childhood education and care sector in Australia.

See About overseas qualification assessmentsfor more information on OQU and the assessment process.

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