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.
School qualifications are normally assessed by state or territory Departments of Education.
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).
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).
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.
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?
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:
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.
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.
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:
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-NOOSRDepartment of EducationGPO Box 1407Canberra ACT 2601AUSTRALIA