The Darwin-based Skills Recognition Centre hosts the Northern Territory’s Overseas Qualification Unit (OQU).  The Unit offers free and confidential overseas qualification assessments for Northern Territory residents.  This assessment will help you demonstrate what your overseas qualification compares to in Australia.

You must be permanently living in the Northern Territory (NT) to be eligible for our assessments. If you do not live in the NT, please click here for a link to all OQU contact details for other states/territories in Australia.

What can assessments be used for?

The assessments provide a guide to the level of an overseas qualification in comparison to a qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework

Overseas qualification assessments can only be used for general employment purposes – if your job does not require licensing, registration, professional membership or other industry requirements. 

Assessments are used as qualifications evidence for:

  • Potential employers, human resources departments and recruitment agencies
  • Resumes/CVs (so you can state that your overseas qualification has been assessed by the Northern Territory’s Overseas Qualification Unit and you can include the Australian-comparable result)
  • Professional associations and educational institutions including professional bodies or admitting institutions.


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