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Overseas Qualifications Units

Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI)

Overseas Qualifications Units or their equivalents have been established in most Australian states and territories to assist migrants to obtain recognition of their overseas gained skills and qualifications. They generally provide:

  • statements of educational comparison for qualifications obtained overseas
  • information on where and how to obtain specific occupational assessments and which occupations have licensing and regulatory requirements
  • information about further training, including English language training, bridging training and orientation programs.

They may also provide:

  • employment related information
  • advocacy and help to present information to assessors and assessing authorities.

Overseas qualifications units by state

Below is a list of Overseas Qualifications Units and their contact details for each state and territory in Australia.

  1. NSW
  2. Vic.
  3. Qld
  4. SA
  5. WA
  6. Tas.
  7. NT
  8. ACT

New South Wales

The New South Wales Overseas Qualifications Advisory Service has advised that it has discontinued its advisory service. Except for trade qualifications, they are not taking any new applications.

Overseas Qualifications Advisory Service
Telephone:  +61 132 811
DET Apprenticeships and Traineeships - What is Trade Skills Recognition?
DET Apprenticeships and Traineeships – State Training Services


Overseas Qualifications Unit
GPO Box 4509
Melbourne Vic. 3001
Telephone:  +61 1800 042 745
Website: Business Victoria


Overseas Qualifications Unit
LMB 527
Brisbane Qld 4001
Website: Queensland government

South Australia

Specialist Migrant Services
Ground floor, 55 Currie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Postal Address:
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001
Telephone:  +61 1800 506 266
Fax:  +61 8 8226 5350
Website: South Australian government

Western Australia

Overseas Qualification Unit
Level 2, City Central Building
166 Murray Street (Mall)
Perth WA 6000
Tel:  +61 13 23 98
Fax:  +61 8 9224 6580


Tasmanian Qualifications Authority
Level 5, Kirksway House
Kirksway Place
Battery Point Tas. 7000
Postal address:
PO Box 147
Sandy Bay Tas. 7006
Telephone: +61 3 6233 6364
Fax: +61 3 6224 0175
Website: Tasmanian Qualifications Authority

Northern Territory

Overseas Qualifications Unit
Level 4, NT House
22 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
Postal Address:
GPO Box 4396
Darwin NT 0801
Telephone: +61 8 8999 3880
Fax: +61 8 8999 3889
Website: Department of the Chief Minister

Australian Capital Territory

Overseas Qualifications Assessments Officer
Level 1
Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre
180 London Circuit
Canberra City ACT 2601
Postal Address:
ACT Office of Multicultural Affairs
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone: +61 2 6207 0472
Website: Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services

Last reviewed Thursday 17 April 2014

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