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Various professional, government and other organisations provide recognition services for interstate and overseas qualifications. Their involvement depends on the type of qualification and the purpose of the recognition. This page provides information on the QCAA 's recognition service, as well as contacts for other agencies.

QCAA recognition service

The QCAA provides Education Statements for completed school qualifications that have been awarded by recognised interstate or overseas institutions. The statements give the general Queensland primary- or secondary-school level equivalent of the submitted qualifications.

This service is provided primarily for employment and recruitment purposes. For admissions to university or TAFE , see the list of contacts below.

The QCAA cannot assess incomplete studies, individual subjects or grades.

Links to other recognition services

Please contact the relevant agency for more information.

Recognition service

Organisation

Entry to tertiary/further study, some job applications Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre or the relevant institution
Overseas tertiary qualifications, paraprofessional qualifications Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU), Department of Education and Training
Migrant Skills Recognition Service Migrant skills recognition
Teacher registration Queensland College of Teachers
Technical skills for migration to Australia Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Trade qualifications – Australian or overseas Trades Recognition Australia

How to apply to the QCAA

  1. Read carefully and complete:
  1. Supply certified photocopies of:

    • your final qualification (e.g. certificate or diploma) in its original language if not in English and an English translation

    • proof of identity (current Australian driver licence or current passport or birth certificate with an English translation if not in English)

    • proof of name change (e.g. Marriage certificate, or Change of Name certificate, with an English translation if not in English).

    All photocopies must be certified by a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Declarations (see Finding a JP on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website).

    English translations must be from services that are accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (see their online directory).

  2. Arrange payment of $29.80 for interstate qualifications or $52.20 for overseas qualifications by credit card, cheque or money order (made out to the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority).

  3. Post your completed application form, certified documents and payment to Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, PO Box 307, Spring Hill, Qld 4004.

    The QCAA does not hold face-to-face interviews for this service.

    Do not send cash or original documents. The QCAA may charge postage to return originals to you.

How long will it take to process my request?

Statements are available for posting or collecting within 7 working days after receipt of your correctly completed application.

More information

Email office@qcaa.qld.edu.au or contact the QCAA office.

Last updated: 1 January 2016

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