Australian Government - Australian Education International

Frequently asked questions

 

Do I need an AEI-NOOSR assessment?

Most people do not need an AEI-NOOSR assessment. Depending on whether you want to work, study or migrate to Australia, there are different organisations that will assess your qualifications see Who can assess my overseas qualifications.

Who can assess my school qualification?

School qualifications are normally assessed by state or territory Departments of Education.

My qualification is incomplete. What can I do?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) recognises skills and knowledge following; for example, previous incomplete study and/or work experience. For information about RPL, if you are seeking admission to study, contact the relevant education provider or, for work purposes, contact the registered training organisation (RTO). 

I want to work in a profession ( e.g. teaching, accountancy, engineering) in Australia. Do I apply to you?

Professions listed on the Australian Skills Recognition Information website have skills assessment and licensing/registration requirements. You should apply to the relevant licensing/registration authority to have your overseas qualification assessed for employment in the specific profession. If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident or have permission to work, you may need to apply to the professional assessing authority for migration for a skills assessment for that profession (which usually includes an assessment of your overseas qualification).

I have an [overseas qualification] what is that equivalent to in Australia?

There is no procedure in Australian law whereby an overseas qualification is formally 'recognised' in educational terms. Instead, overseas qualifications are subject to an assessment. Depending on whether you want to work, study or migrate to Australia, there are different organisations that will assess your qualifications. See Who can assess my overseas qualifications.

Can I assess my own overseas qualification in CEP Online?,

CEP Online is a paid subscription service. You should not subscribe to CEP Online in order to assess your own overseas qualification. Depending on if you want an assessment to work, study or migrate in Australia, there are different organisations that will assess your overseas qualification. See Who can assess my overseas qualification.

I need to have my Australian qualification authenticated. How do I do that?

Overseas governments sometimes need proof that Australian documents are genuine before they will accept them.

Documents may be authenticated by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The DFAT Smart Traveller website contains information and advice about the procedures for authentication.

How do I apply for a review of my AEI-NOOSR assessment?

If AEI-NOOSR assessed your qualification and you do not agree with our assessment, you can ask for a review. You must:

  • apply by writing to us – you cannot apply for a review online
  • say why you disagree with our assessment
  • include extra information or documents to support your case.

You will need to pay another fee. The normal assessment fees apply. Payment can only be made by cheque, money order or by giving us your credit card details. You cannot pay online. You can contact us to discuss your case before asking for a review.

If another organisation assessed your qualification and you do not agree with the assessment, you must discuss the review process with that organisation. Organisations may use AEI-NOOSR information to assess an overseas qualification, but it's that organisation that is responsible for making the final assessment decision. We do not review assessments made by other organisations.

How do I have amendments made to my AEI-NOOSR certificate?

Requests to have amendments made to assessment certificates must be submitted within 3 months of the date the original assessment certificate was issued. Requests submitted after 3 months will incur a $65 fee for the re-issue of a revised certificate.

How do I get a replacement AEI-NOOSR certificate?

If you have lost your original assessment certificate, we may be able to replace it. You must contact us to discuss your request first. We charge a fee for replacing certificates. You must:

  • apply by writing to us – you cannot request a new certificate online, by email or by phone
  • provide details of your original assessment including reference number, name and date of birth
  • include your name and postal address.

Send a cheque or money order for $65 or pay by credit card by sending us your full name, card number and expiry date and card type (MasterCard, Visa, Bankcard or American Express). Our address is:

AEI-NOOSR
Department of Education
GPO Box 1407
Canberra ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA