01. What is an Overseas Qualification Assessment?
02. What does it cost to have my overseas qualification(s) assessed?
03. What are Country Education Profiles (CEPs)?
04. Can I post my documents?
05. Where can I have my qualification assessed if I am not eligible for qualification assessment at Immigration SA?
06. Can you assess my qualifications for migration purposes?
07. How can I have my trade qualification assessed?
08. How long will an assessment take?
09. Where can I get my documents translated? What translations are accepted?
10. Do you accept overseas translations?
11. What are certified copies of documents?
12. What if my name is different to the name that appears on my qualification?
13. I do not have the required documents – what can I do?
14. I do not agree with my assessment, can it be reviewed?
15. Lost an assessment advice?
16. What is VEVO?
An assessment advice is an official document that confirms the recognition of an overseas qualification to an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) comparable level of education. All assessments are undertaken utilising the Country Education Profiles (CEPs) issued by the Australian Government Department of Education Skills and Employment (DESE).
Assessments are for general employment purposes only. They do not compare qualifications by individual subject, study area or competency standards.
This is a free service for South Australian residents.
The Country Education Profiles (CEPs) is an online qualifications recognition tool designed to help organisations understand overseas higher education and post-secondary technical and vocational educational qualifications.
No. Applications must be submitted through your Immigration SA Apply Website.
5. Where can I have my qualification assessed if I am not eligible for qualification assessment at Immigration SA?
If you do not meet Immigration SA eligibility requirements for a qualification assessment, you should visit the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment – International education website to review other options.
No. Our assessment is for general employment purposes only.
There are a variety of assessment processes for trade qualifications dependent on your trade occupation and the type of qualification you hold.
For more information visit Recognition of Trade skills or submit enquiry through your Immigration SA account.
Assessments can take up to 28 days from date of submission if all required documents are submitted as outlined in the Overseas Qualification Recognition Document Checklist.
All translations must be carried out by an accredited translator.
Translations undertaken in Australia must be by an accredited National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) translator. For a list of accredited translators visit the NAATI website.
You may be eligible to have your documents translated into English at no cost through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). Check your eligibility by visiting the AMEP website.
Any documents translated outside of Australia must be endorsed by the translator showing their full name, address, telephone number, details of the qualifications and experience in the language being translated.
A certified copy is a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document that has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy of the primary document. It does not certify that the primary document is genuine, only that it is a true copy of the primary document.
For more information visit Guidelines for the certification of documents.
If your qualification shows a different name to that shown on your passport or drivers’ licence, e.g. name before marriage, you must provide evidence of a change of name, such as a marriage certificate or statutory declaration.
If you do not have your full academic transcripts and/or award certificate you can request a copy or reissue from the institution of study. If you cannot get copies of documents, you can academic statement from the institution outlining your study.
If you are unable to access any of your academic documents, you may provide a statutory declaration. A Statutory Declaration is a legal document that contains a written statement about something that is true. It must be witnessed by an approved person.
Please note all statements must include the following information:
- The name of the qualification
- Name of the awarding institution
- Place of study – e.g. location, province, campus name
- Year awarded
- Duration of study
- Full-time or part-time
- Study mode - on campus, distance learning etc.
- why you are unable to provide original documentation
For more information visit:
- Government of South Australia Attorney-General’s Department Statutory Declarations
If you do not agree with the assessment outcome undertaken by Immigration SA, you may request a review by logging in to your Immigration SA Apply Website and use the ‘submit enquiry’ option. You must provide further documention or information to support your request for reivew.
If you have lost your assessment advice you can request a copy by logging in to your Immigration SA Apply Website and use the ‘submit enquiry’ option.
If your original assessment advice was issued more than 12 months ago you may be required to submit a new application.
Please note: The Country Education Profiles used to undertake assessments are continually updated, therefore any assessment re-issued will reflect the latest CEP guidelines. This means your assessment outcome may change.
Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) is an online facility managed by the Department of Home Affairs to check your current visa details and conditions. To learn more and access your account visit VEVO for visa holders.