Qualifications Assessment Service

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Have your qualifications assessed before you apply for uni

UAC will assess your qualifications as part of the standard application assessment process. You can have your qualifications assessed before you apply through UAC’s Qualifications Assessment Service (QAS) if, for example:

  • you want to find out if you are likely to be eligible for tertiary study
  • you are applying direct to an institution that requires you to provide a qualifications assessment statement (eg applications for graduate entry to University of Sydney Medical School and at the Australian Defence Force Academy).

Our assessments:

  • are not an application for study at UAC’s participating institutions
  • are a guide only and UAC’s participating institutions are not bound by the assessments
  • are valid as at the date of issue and based on the confidential common assessment procedures and guidelines approved by UAC’s participating institutions
  • are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the disclaimer
  • cost $130 (GST incl.) and usually take one to two weeks.

What will your Qualifications Assessment Statement include?

Your UAC rank

For each assessable qualification you submit, you will receive a statement listing your qualification and a UAC rank based on your results. Your UAC rank is based on common assessment procedures and guidelines approved by our participating institutions.

Institutions use the UAC rank in different ways when assessing applications for admission. For example, they can give different weightings to different qualifications, or use a UAC rank in combination with other selection criteria. Therefore, your UAC rank is not necessarily your selection rank.

Before you apply for a course, contact the relevant university admissions office for advice on your eligibility for admission to a particular course and to discuss your options.

Your GPA (or similar measure of achievement in secondary studies)
If you submit an assessable tertiary qualification, you'll be notified of your grade point average. Find out how we assess your tertiary qualifications.

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You can log in to your assessment request to check and change your details.

Qualifications you can have assessed

UAC can assess the following:

  • completed Year 12-level studies
  • tertiary and post-secondary studies, including technical and vocational studies
  • the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • tertiary preparation courses
  • professional qualifications, including hospital-based nursing certificates and professional body awards.

We do not assess work experience.

Providing supporting documents

If you need to provide supporting documents, you will be prompted to do so in your application. The required documents will also be listed in your Confirmation of Application, which you can download when you complete your application.

Qualification transcripts can be either uploaded as PDFs via your application or posted or delivered to UAC. You must also provide official proof of change of name (eg marriage certificate) for any documents that are in another name. If you post or deliver these documents, make sure you download and include the document cover sheet that will be generated when you complete your application. We do not recommend you send original documents to UAC. Send good quality copies or bring your original documents to UAC between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and we will copy them.