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Overseas qualification recognition

If you hold a completed post-secondary school qualification from overseas and currently live in Queensland, the department's Overseas Qualification Unit (OQU) may be able to assist you to have your qualifications assessed and recognised.

The unit provides a free general academic assessment that gives an indication of the general educational comparability in Australian terms. The assessment can assist people with higher level vocational qualifications and university qualifications.

Assessing your qualifications

Learn how your qualifications are assessed and if you are eligible for this service.

Application form and guide

The application form and information about how to complete your application form.

Overseas qualification assessment seminars

If you are a community organisation with migrant clients or you run Adult Migrant English Program classes, the Overseas Qualification Unit is offering free seminars to help educate you and your clients on the overseas qualification recognition process.

The seminars will outline:

  • the application process
  • eligibility requirements
  • which qualifications can and cannot be assessed
  • what individuals can do with their assessments.

Seminars run for approximately 1 hour and can be held at your organisation.

To book a seminar, phone the Overseas Qualification Unit on (07) 3328 6500 or email

Related information

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Contact details

For more information, please contact:

Overseas Qualification Unit
LMB 527
Brisbane QLD 4001

Phone: 1300 369 935

Last updated
Tuesday, December 15, 2015