Assessment of foreign qualifications

The AQF does not provide assessments of qualifications obtained outside Australia.  If you need to have your qualification recognised by an Australian authority for reasons of employment, immigration or further study, you will need to contact one of the entities listed below.

An excellent resource for information on the Australian education system is the Country Education Profile located at:

For admission to Australian universities and other higher education providers, individual institutions will determine which overseas qualifications they recognise, and the institution will inform you during the admissions process if you need to have your qualification translated into English.

If your qualification needs to be translated into English, please search the online directory of accredited translators provided by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at to find a suitable translator.  Please note that NAATI is not a translating service.

For all immigration or visa-related enquiries about qualifications and ANZSCO Skill Levels, you must contact the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs, as the AQF is not at liberty to provide advice in these matters.  To contact the Department of Home Affairs: within Australia call 131 881, or use its website at:

Most state/territory governments offer an overseas qualification assessment service for permanent residents only.  Please note that there may be charges associated with having your overseas qualification assessed by these authorities. 


State/Territory Phone Email
Australian Capital Territory (02) 6207 0555
Northern Territory (08) 8999 5511
Queensland 1300 369 935
South Australia (08) 8303 2450
Tasmania (03) 6165 6000
Victoria 1300 492 606
Western Australia (08) 9224 6540
New South Wales

Non-trade: 1300 615 262

Trades: 1300 772 104



The Qualifications Recognition area of the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment also provides some assessments of overseas qualifications for foreign nationals and non-residents.  For information on their services, visit or call 1300 615 262.

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