The checklist below includes supporting documents for all possible applications. It is unlikely that you will need to submit every document – it is your responsibility to read the assessment criteria before applying.
Documents should be PDF or Word files. You must provide 600dpi colour scans of certified copies. Photos and low quality scans are not accepted. If you have many files you can compress them in a zip folder.
A certified copy has been formally endorsed as a true copy of an original document by a person or agency recognised by the law of your country, (for example, a notary official or a Justice of the Peace) and recognised by the Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate for this purpose.
Each copy must be certified separately and clearly show:
- The words ‘certified true copy of the original’
- The signature of the certifying officer
- The name and address or registration number (where appropriate) of the certifying officer legibly printed below the signature
It must be possible, from the details provided, for ACWA to contact the officer.
Please note: if you are using a migration agent, your appointed migrant agent cannot certify your documents.
If an original document is not written in English, you must provide a translation into English along with certified copies of the originals.
ACWA reserves the right to request that translations are completed by a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Level 3 accreditation is normally required.