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Equivalent qualifications

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) issues a Statement of equivalent qualification to people who have educational qualifications from overseas that are judged by the VCAA to be equivalent to Year 11 or Year 12.

The VCAA does not assess qualifications above Year 12.

Summary of equivalent qualifications

See assessment of overseas qualifications for VCE Equivalent for Year 11

See assessment of overseas qualifications for VCE Equivalent for Year 12

How to apply

Important information

The processing service for equivalent qualifications has now resumed.

Once the application has been processed, document/s will be posted to the applicant's nominated address, no electronic copies will be issued.

Please note, priority processing service is temporarily unavailable.

Application drop-off is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-4pm.

For enquiries, contact us on +61 3 9032 1742, 1800 134 197 or email VCAA Student Records unit


To apply for a Statement of equivalent qualification:

  1. Complete and sign the application form yourself OR complete and sign this application form on behalf of the applicant AND provide a letter signed by the applicant that states that you are authorised to apply for this information.
  2. Provide certified copies of original official educational documents. Do not provide original documents. Make sure all your documents are in English. An official translating service is available at the Department of Home Affairs.
  3. Pay the processing fee of $32.70 and allow two to three weeks for processing.
  4. The application form must be completed and returned either by mail or lodged in person.

Statement of Equivalent Qualification sample

Other qualifications

For assessment of tertiary qualifications visit Overseas Qualification Unit.

The VCAA does not assess interstate or international teaching qualifications. For an assessment of your teaching qualification, visit DET.