Skill assessment required documents

Content Summary

This will include evidence of your qualifications to support your migration assessment. The documents required will depend on your qualifications. In most cases, you’ll need to provide:

  • passport (photo page) or national ID card
  • proof of name change (if applicable)
  • official academic awards (My eQuals is preferred for relevant Australian study)
  • official academic transcripts, including those of prior studies if you have received exemptions for your degree (My eQuals is preferred for relevant Australian study)
  • detailed syllabus for all qualifications not accredited by CPA Australia
  • professional body qualification (if applicable) - exam results, membership certificate
  • evidence of English language proficiency
  • third-party authorisation (if a third party is acting on your behalf).

Please make sure that you remove or black-out any personal details, such as credit card numbers, bank accounts or tax file numbers from your supporting documents before they are submitted.

Documents need to be emailed to us after submitting the online application. The online acknowledgement email will provide step by step details on how to submit documents.

Chinese degree verification

An official, authorised Chinese qualification verification service must confirm degree awards and transcripts for applicants holding qualifications from a Chinese institution. An official English translation of that validation must also be provided.

If you have a diploma qualification that contributed to your bachelor’s degree, the relevant verified and translated award and transcripts should also be provided.

The verification body must send all reports directly to us, including validated copies of your original documents. We recommend using VETASSESS for this service. Its website explains how long the process will typically take so you can plan accordingly.

Third-party authorisation

If you are using a third party to manage your assessment, you must complete and submit our third-party authorisation form with your supporting documents.

Submitting documents

After you have submitted your application online, we’ll need you to email us high-quality colour scan* of the original documents of your supporting documents. We reserve the right to request higher quality or original documents, which may delay your assessment outcome.

*A high-quality scan is one that is clear, legible, and should be free from poor contrast, shadow, obstruction, blurry and with no cropping or pixilation. Before scanning, please ensure the scanner is set to a minimum of 300 DPI (dots per inch) to avoid low resolution scanning.

Low-quality scans or scans of a photograph using scanner applications will not be accepted.

There is no limit to the number of documents you can provide, however the size of the email attachment must be less than 40MB. Encrypted, compressed or archived files such as ZIP or RAR are not acceptable.


  • scan the original of each document
  • scan both sides of your document (if applicable)

Save your documents using the correct file types: jpeg, bmp, gif, png, pdf, tif.


If your study is not formally accredited by us, you will need to include the syllabus or curriculum with your application so we can provide individual advice on the competency areas covered in your qualification/s.

The details of your curriculum or subject descriptions, should be provided for all accounting, finance and business subjects you have completed. They must accurately reflect content covered in each relevant subject.

This material is an important part of the assessment process. Failure to provide adequate details may adversely affect your assessment outcome.

The curriculum details you provide must:

  • relate to the exact years of your studies
  • relate to the exact subjects listed on your transcript
  • be written in English.

If you are unable to obtain the official curriculum, you must provide a statutory declaration stating why it is unavailable and a detailed, personal summary of the relevant subjects. The statutory declaration must be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or notary officer.

If your documents or information are found to be false or non-authentic, we may refuse your qualifications for assessment.


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