If you need information on how to have your overseas qualifications and skills recognised in Western Australia, the OQU can help. The OQU assists eligible migrants, who are permanent* or temporary residents of Western Australia, with recognition of their overseas gained qualifications.
*Permanent Residents (including 309, 310, secondary 457, 785, 820 and 826 visa holders).
How to apply for an overseas qualification assessment
If you are an eligible applicant currently residing in Western Australia and would like to apply for an assessment of your overseas gained qualifications, you will need to:
- Read important information in the frequently asked questions (FAQs) section .
- Complete part 1 of the online application form to obtain login details.
- Once you have finished part 1, log in with your new username and password and complete part 2.
- Send your certified supporting documents to the Overseas Qualifications Unit with the printed and signed online form.
Frequently asked questions
You can find a list of frequently asked questions here .
Australian Education International – National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition
Tel: (03) 8341 3611 or 1300 363 079
Department for Communities
(for overseas child care assessments)
Level 7 Dumas House
2 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Tel: 6217 8316
Trades Recognition Australia (TRA)
Tel: 1300 360 992
Workforce Development Centres
Information and advice you need to make your way in the world of work.
Migrant Resource Centres
Migrant Resource Centres have been established to assist Migrants with settlement into Australian society.
Services include employment & training programs, housing, health, English language and legal information.
25 Victoria Square
PERTH WA 6000
08 9221 1727
Multicultural Services Centre of WA
4 View Street
North Perth WA 6006
08 9328 1544
Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
Unit 1, 14 Chesterfield Road
Mirrabooka WA 6061
08 9345 5755
Fremantle Multicultural Centre
241 – 243 High Street
Fremantle WA 6160
08 9336 8282
Overseas Qualifications Unit
Level 2, 166 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000
Phone: 13 23 98 or + 61 8 9224 6500
Opening hours: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm