Need help with an overseas qualification assessment?


The Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) assesses eligible qualifications gained overseas to determine their comparability with Australian standards. 

​The OQU can assess post-secondary qualifications including:

  • formal technical and vocational qualifications (Certificate IV and above); and
  • formal higher education qualifications (bachel​or degree and above).

This is a free service available only ​to Western Australian residents.


​Closure over the Christmas holidays

​12 December 2016

​​The Migration Services office will be closed from 2.00 pm on Friday 23 December 2016 till 8.30 am on Tuesday
​3 January 2017.

No assessment outcomes will be sent during this time.


​​​​New application process for Overseas     Qualifications Unit

​10 March 2015

The Overseas Qualifications Unit has launched a new and improved application process.

The application process is now entirely online.

This means you can apply online to have your overseas qualifications assessed without needing to post or hand deliver any original documents. 

The application process should take no more than 20 minutes.

Start your online application now​​​

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