There are generally three streams used for assessing overseas qualifications. So, how do you find out whether your qualifications and skills are recognised in Australia?
1. Skills and Qualifications Assessment
Qualifications assessments are run through government Overseas Qualifications units. To find a suitable authority consult the Department of Training and Education in your state or territory.
2. Overseas Qualification Recognition
Many organisations assess overseas qualifications in Australia. Why you need your overseas qualification assessed will determine which organisation you need to contact. You may need your overseas qualification assessed for employment, study, or to migrate to Australia.
3. Recognition of Prior Learning
RPL tools are run by education institutions or private providers. For example, the Queensland Government’s self-assessment tool helps to check qualifications prior to RPL.
The Australian Qualifications Framework is the national policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system.
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