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 Australia.gov.au - recognising qialifications (external link)