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Authenticating a certificate or statement

The QCAA issues the Senior Education Profile (SEP) to students electronically.

Students can download and save their official SEP certificates and statements from their learning account in the Student Portal on the myQCE website.

Each certificate and statement includes the student’s legal name, learner unique identifier (LUI), a unique document ID and QR code.

There are a number of ways that employers, further education providers and other organisations can check if certificates and statements are authentic:

  • Electronic certificates and statements feature a blue digital signature panel along the top of the document. This certifies they are authentic QCAA documents and have not been altered.
  • Via QR code — when scanned, the QR code on a certificate or statement directs users to a unique web page which displays the student’s name, document and date issued, and results. This confirms it is official. The URL will contain the QCAA domain name (
  • Via the QCAA website — users will need to enter the student’s family name, LUI and the unique document ID that is on the bottom of the certificate and/or statement.

About the SEP

Students are issued with a Senior Education Profile (SEP) when they finish Year 12 or become eligible for a QCE.

A SEP may contain the following:

  • Senior Statement — issued in December to all students when they complete Year 12 at a Queensland school
  • Statement of Results — issued in July or December to eligible students not completing Year 12
  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) — issued to eligible students in Queensland
  • Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA) — issued to eligible students upon completion of Year 12 in Queensland. This certificate recognises achievements of students who have impairments or learning difficulties.

Find out more about the Senior Education Profile.

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