Overseas Qualifications Unit
About the Overseas Qualifications Unit
How to apply for an overseas qualification assessment
Countries eligible for assessment
Frequently asked questions
Migration Services has developed the Information for employers – Assessment of overseas qualifications fact sheet.
The fact sheet outlines the value of an assessment outcome and can be shown to existing or potential employers.
Download the fact sheet here.
Migration Services will be visiting local libraries to provide information about the overseas qualification assessment service.
The information sessions are free to attend and open to everyone.
The sessions will be at the following locations:
Thornlie Library, Thursday 21 September from 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm; and
Mirrabooka Library, Tuesday 7 November from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
Further dates and locations will be published on the events page when they are available.
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.
The Overseas Qualifications Unit is currently receiving a high volume of applications and the processing timeline has been extended until further notice.
Applications are expected to be finalised within 30 working days of receipt.
If you have not received your application outcome within 30 working days, please contact the Overseas Qualifications Unit on +61 8 9224 6530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Migration Services, including the Overseas Qualifications Unit, Skilled Migration Western Australia and Skills Assessments International are moving on 12 January 2015.
Our new office will be a short walk from the old location at Level 7 of the GPO Building at 3 Forrest Place, Perth.
The office and phone services will be closed from 1.00 pm Friday 9 January 2015. Phone services will be available again on Monday 12 January and we will reopen for on-site services on Tuesday 13 January.
We will be co-located with other services to form the new Department of Training and Workforce Development Customer Service Centre.
Other services will include the Perth Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre, Education and Training International and the Career Centre.
Photographs of the new location
Forrest Place, facing the new office location
Entrance to the lobby
The Overseas Qualifications Unit office will be closed from Thursday 25 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015 inclusive.
Applications for overseas qualifications must be submitted by 25 November 2014 to be assessed before this time.
Applications submitted after the above date may be delayed.
For further information contact the Overseas Qualifications Unit at email@example.com or +61 8 9224 6530.
To register and work as an educator in children’s education and care services, your overseas qualifications must be assessed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
An assessment from the Overseas Qualifications Unit prior to applying for registration with ACECQA is no longer required.
It may be useful to have your overseas qualifications assessed by the Overseas Qualifications Unit for general employment purposes or to enrol in further study.
See the ACECQA website for more information.
The Overseas Qualifications Unit office has moved to Perth City.The new contact details are:Level 2, 166 Murray St Perth WA 6000T: 08 9224 6530E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Overseas Qualifications Unit office will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2013 and will reopen on Friday 3 January 2014.
Assessments of overseas qualifications may be delayed.
The Overseas Qualifications Unit has moved and is now located at:
1 Prospect PlaceWEST PERTH WA 6005
Telephone: +61 8 6212 9850
contact us page for all contact details.
To have an overseas qualification assessed by the Overseas Qualifications Unit you can now complete an online application form.
The first step is to register and create an applicant profile.
You can then log in to the application form and give details of your qualifications.
Once complete, you print and sign the form and email a scanned copy to
along with certified copies of all required documents.
In the subject line of the email include your name and reference number, which is found on the top right-hand corner of your printed form.
Complete an online application
The Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) can now assess some child care qualifications gained overseas.
The qualification must be the equivalent to an Australian certificate IV or above.
A positive assessment from OQU provides evidence of your qualification level which can be used in your application to the
Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
You must have your qualification approved by ACECQA to be employed as a qualified educator in the early childhood education and care sector in Australia.
About overseas qualification assessments
for more information on OQU and the assessment process.