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.