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Certification of Documents

All required documents other than the original must be certified copies. Each document submitted for certification must be in the form of a photocopy with the original document available for sighting.

A certified copy means that:

Copies of original documents must be certified as a true and accurate record of the original by either a Justice of the Peace, or a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits (Solicitor, Barrister) or a Notary Public.

The front page of each document must be marked:

"I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original",

followed by the title, name, address, licence number, signature and date.


Translation of Documents into English

All documents not in the English language that are lodged as part of an application for teacher registration, must be submitted along with English translations. Attach the English translation to the foreign language document. All documents must be originals or certified copies.

English translations undertaken in Australia will only be accepted if completed by an accredited translator, that is, someone who has been accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI).

English translations undertaken overseas will only be accepted if completed by an officially accredited or licensed translator or an officially recognised organisation.

For further information, contact a Qualifications and Registration Administrator on: