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If you meet the eligibility criteria  for Overseas Qualifications Unit assessment in Victoria, follow these steps to submit your application.

Lodge your OQU application online

1. Complete the online application form

OQU application form

The preferred internet browser for completing the application is Google Chrome.

2. Upload relevant supporting documents

All documents must be in Portable Document Format (PDF). We do not accept other electronic formats such as JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG or photos of documents.

Follow the below instructions to prepare the required documents for your application.

Visa details

Create one single PDF containing scanned certified copies of the following documents:

  • Certified copy of passport bio page/photo page
  • Certified copy of your visa document
  • Proof of arrival date if your visa was granted more than two years ago (for example, a passport stamp, travel itinerary or statutory declaration).

Please note: Indian passport holders are also required to send a copy of the last page of their passport.

Please use this format to name your file: First name-Last name-Visa-details.pdf 

Personal details

Create one single PDF containing scanned certified copies of the following documents:

  • Proof of Victorian address (for example, a utility bill)
  • Certified proof of name change (if applicable)
  • Statutory declaration for spelling inconsistencies (if applicable).
Please use this format to name your file: First name-Last name-Personal-details.pdf  
Qualification 1 - Award

Create one single PDF containing scanned certified copies of the following documents:

  • Certified copy of the final award certificate
  • Certified copy of the prerequisite qualification, final award only (if applicable)
Documents should be in their original language (and English translation from an approved translator if necessary).

Please use this format to name your file: First name-Last name-Award1.pdf

Qualification 1 - Academic transcripts

Create one single PDF containing scanned certified copies of the following documents:

  • Certified copy of the academic transcript (mark sheet)
Documents should be in their original language (and English translation from an approved translator if necessary).

Please use this format to name your file: First name-Last name-Transcripts1.pdf

Additional qualifications

If you have more than one qualification, you will need to repeat this process for each of the qualifications. For example:

First name-Last name-Award2.pdf
First name-Last name-Transcripts2.pdf

3. Assessment

Assessment of your application can take up to six weeks.

All applicants will receive an electronic assessment outcome. If you require a printed copy, please email oqu@liveinvictoira.vic.gov.au

See an example of an Overseas Qualifications Unit Assessment.

How your overseas qualification is assessed

We assess your qualifications based on the Australian Government assessment guidelines – Country Education Profiles. These guidelines cover 127 countries and include:

  • assessment guidelines for higher education, post secondary technical and vocational education qualifications and how they compare with Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications
  • information on grading systems, language of instruction, academic year, admission requirements, courses and qualification requirements, types of institutions, accreditation and quality assurance.

You can find out more about the Department of Education and Training assessment guidelines and the Australian Qualifications Framework.

4. Outcome

The Overseas Qualifications Unit provides highly accurate assessment outcomes. If you would like further explanation of your assessment or to request a review please contact us.

Re-issue requests for Overseas Qualifications Unit assessment outcome

The Overseas Qualifications Unit can re-issue an assessment via email requests to oqu@liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au

Please include the reason for the re-issue, your full name (as on the award certificate) and the date of the original assessment outcome in your email request.

It takes up to four weeks to re-issue assessments.

Contact Details

Online technical difficulties: gems.support@ecodev.vic.gov.au
All other OQU inquiries: oqu@liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1300 492 606