Important: Document standards guidelines
- Ensure your official documents are scans of the original documents. Documents submitted must be clear and high-quality.
- Protect your privacy by removing or blacking out any unnecessary personal details such as credit card numbers, bank accounts, or tax file numbers before submitting.
- If we suspect fraudulent or misleading information, we reserve the right to refuse your application without a refund and may report it to the Department of Home Affairs.
- If there is missing or incomplete documentation, or if the provided documents do not meet the document standards guidelines, this may result in delays with the processing time of your application.
List of documents for skills assessment
The documents required will depend on your qualifications. In most cases, you’ll need to provide:
1. Personal identification
- Passport (photo page) or national ID card
- Official document as evidence of a name change (if applicable)
2. English language Proficiency
- Evidence for your English language proficiency. This can be one of the following two options:
- Accounting Professional Year Program completion certificate and transcript, or
- Recognised English language proficiency test result. For more information on test validity and requirements, please refer to the English language proficiency webpage
For assessment purposes, we must be able to verify your English language test score.
3. Academic qualifications
- Official academic awards/degree certificates
- Official academic transcripts, including transcripts from prior studies if you've received exemptions for your degree
If you are submitting your documents via the My eQuals platform, please download a cryptographically signed PDF copy of your academic transcript and award using the My eQuals service. These e-records should include a blue ribbon which signifies that the documents have not been altered.
Official academic awards and transcripts that are not in English must be translated by an official translator. Both the original language and the translated documents must be provided for assessment.
4. Professional body qualifications (if applicable)
- Official membership certificate
- Official examination results/marksheets, including transcripts from prior studies if you've received exemptions for any of your professional body examinations. Please provide examination results for all levels you have completed or have been exempted from.
5. Syllabus for non-accredited qualifications (if applicable)
- Official syllabus for all qualifications not accredited by CPA Australia. A detailed description should be provided for all accounting, finance and business subjects you have completed. It must match the exact subject titles and subject codes, years of study as shown on your transcripts, and it must accurately reflect the content covered in each relevant subject.
- If you are unable to obtain the official syllabus (or if the original syllabus is not in English), you can provide a statutory declaration stating why it is unavailable and provide a detailed self-written summary of the relevant subjects completed. The statutory declaration must be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or notary officer.
This material is an important part of the assessment process. Failure to provide adequate details may adversely affect your assessment outcome.
6. Chinese Degree Verification (if applicable)
- For qualifications from Chinese institutions, use an official, authorised Chinese qualification verification service to confirm degree awards and transcripts and include an official English translation of the validation.
- If you have a diploma qualification contributing to your bachelor's degree, provide verified and translated awards and transcripts.
The verification body must send all reports directly to us, including validated copies of your original documents, to [email protected]
Consider using VETASSESS for this service and plan according to their processing time.
7. Skilled Employment Documents (if applicable)
Refer to our webpage containing detailed information on skilled employment assessment. Your assessment cannot be completed if the documents do not contain all the required information.
8. Third-party authorisation form (if applicable)
- A third-party authorisation form must be completed and signed by the applicant if a third party is submitting and managing the application on the applicant’s behalf. The authorised party will need to upload it in the online application along with the other documents.
How to submit documents
Documents are uploaded as part of the online application submission.
Before commencing your online application, please save your documents as separate files as indicated below. The title of the document should be your full name and the document title, for example “Last Name, First Name – Passport”:
- Personal identification documents/Passport
- English language proficiency document/s
- Academic qualifications
- Professional qualifications
- Syllabus (if possible, please provide this in a single document)
- Skilled employment
- Third-party authorisation form
Ensure you include all the required documents when you submit your application. Providing all the required documents in one go will prevent delays with the processing time of your application.
Submitting additional documents
If we require further information or documents to determine your assessment outcome, you will receive an email notification prompting you to log into your application. Once logged into your application, you will be able to see the details of the request and upload the required documents.
Once documents are uploaded, please ensure to submit them by clicking the ‘Submit’ button.
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