Official educational documents

Certified photocopies of original documents only are accepted.

The following documents must be submitted:

1. School Leaving / Matriculation Certificates, Degree or Diploma in original language;

2. Transcripts of results or mark sheets in original language.

Where appropriate the following documents must also be supplied:

3. Evidence of change of name where appropriate (only Marriage Certificates or Deed Poll will be accepted as proof of change of name);

4. Certified translations of all documents not in English. Translated documents will only be accepted from recognised translation authorities or agencies.

One official translation service is available at https://www.tisnational.gov.au/

 

Certifying documents

A certified document is a photocopy which a suitable person has signed to say it is a true copy of the original. Any of the following persons is a suitable signatory:

  • A Justice of the Peace or Bail Justice
  • A Notary Public
  • A barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court
  • A clerk to a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court
  • The Prothonotary or a Deputy Prothonotary of the Supreme Court
  • The Registrar or a Deputy Registrar of the County Court
  • The Principal Registrar of the Magistrates’ Court
  • The Registrar or a Deputy Registrar of the Magistrates’ Court
  • The Registrar of Probates or an Assistant Registrar of Probates
  • The associate to a Judge of the Supreme Court or of the County Court
  • The Secretary of a Master of the Supreme Court or of the County Court
  • A person registered as a patent attorney under Part XV of the Patents Act 1952 of the Commonwealth
  • A member of the police force
  • The Sheriff or a Deputy Sheriff
  • A member or former member of either House of the Parliament of Victoria
  • A member or former member of either House of the Parliament of the Commonwealth
  • A councillor of a municipality
  • A town clerk or shire secretary
  • A legally qualified medical practitioner
  • A dentist
  • A veterinary surgeon
  • A pharmacist
  • A principal in the teaching service
  • The manager of a bank
  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or the Australian Society of Accountants or the National Institute of Accountants
  • The secretary of a building society
  • A minister of religion authorised to celebrate marriages
  • A person who holds an office in the public service that is prescribed as an office to which this section applies