To be eligible for an OQU assessment you must live in Victoria and be one of the following:
The OQU does not assess:
Please note that there is a limit on the timeframe for an OQU assessment.
Eligible applicants must obtain their Assessment Advice within a period of two years after the date of:
- their initial arrival into Australia with a permanent visa
- their initial arrival into Australia with Australian or New Zealand citizenship. Evidence of this date is required (eg certified copy of a passport showing the entry or exit stamp or an airline ticket; or
- the onshore grant of a permanent visa (for residents who have been granted a permanent visa in Australia. These are mainly people who have first arrived in Australia either on a temporary visa or seeking refugee status).
Humanitarian and refugee visa holders are exempt from this timeframe limit.
Overseas Qualifications Assessment Application Form (DOC 239 KB)
Certified copies of your final award certificate (degree certificate) in original language and official English translation (if applicable)
Certified copies of your academic transcript of subjects (mark sheet) in original language and official English translation (if applicable)
Please do not send any original documentation. OQU will only accept certified copies.
OQU will only assess complete applications.
Overseas Qualifications Unit
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
PO Box 4509
All applicants will receive an electronic assessment outcome. If you require a printed copy, please advise us by selecting an appropriate option on page 5 of application form or by sending an email.
Assessment can take up to 12 weeks.