How to apply for an overseas qualification assessment
If you are a Queensland resident, applying for an overseas qualification assessment can be completed in five simple steps.
Step 1 - Determine if you can apply
- You must be a Queensland resident
- You must be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or be on a visa which allows you to work and/or study in Australia
- You must have completed a formal technical or tertiary qualification overseas (post secondary school).
Step 2 - Complete the application form
- download the Application for overseas qualifications assessment form
- read the explanatory notes and information about the documents you will need to provide
- complete the application form.
Step 3 - Provide certified copies of all documents required for your application
- provide certified copies of the following documents:
- Awarded certificate (Degree or Diploma) - first language and official English translation (if applicable)
- Full academic transcript (mark sheets) - first language and official English translation (if applicable)
- Evidence of completion of secondary school and senior secondary school graduation (if from Bangladesh, Canada, Fiji, Japan, India, Nepal or Pakistan)
- Provide proof of name change (if applicable)
- have any non English documents translated by either a National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) accredited translator, or an official translator. Find out more about the document translation service.
Note: Skills Recognition cannot assess qualifications missing any of the documentation identified under dotpoint 6 on page two of the application form.
Step 4 - Complete the applicant checklist
Read the checklist on page 2 of the application for overseas qualification assessment form and complete it to avoid delays in processing.
Step 5 - Post your application, with the required documents
Post your application to Skills Recognition, LMB 527, Brisbane, Qld, 4001.
If you are not a Queensland resident
Each state except for NSW has an overseas qualifications unit. For contact details, please visit Overseas qualification units.
Applicants residing in NSW or overseas need to apply directly to AEI-NOOSR. Please visit assessment of overseas qualifications.
How an application is assessed
When the department receives your application, we check to make sure all the necessary documents have been included. The department's officers then assess your qualifications using country education profiles published by Australian Education International, the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition website (AEI-NOOSR).
If we need more documents to support your application, a departmental officer will contact you by telephone or letter.
When we complete your assessment, the department will post you a letter and assessment advice to confirm the result.
Please note that the department will make any necessary enquiries to verify information you have supplied in support of your application.
In some cases the department may be unable to assess your qualification. Where this is the case referral will be made to the relevant assessing authority.