Recognising New Zealand qualifications

Certain New Zealand qualifications and registrations can be recognised in Australia.

What is recognised in Australia

New Zealanders can have certain qualifications recognised in Australia under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement without having to do more testing and/or examination.

This applies to those New Zealanders who:

  • hold certain qualifications, for example, a university or polytechnic degree or certificate
  • are registered to practice in certain occupations, for example, plumbers and electricians — this applies only to occupations that are required to be registered, certified, licensed or approved in both Australia and New Zealand.

Get a qualification recognised

To get a New Zealand qualification recognised, visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment(external link) website.


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