MTeach FAQs – certified copies and transcripts

Q. What is a certified copy?
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A certified copy is a photocopy that has been declared by a Justice of the Peace (JP), a solicitor, or a Faculty of Education and Social Work staff member to be an exact copy of the original.



Q. How to do I obtain certified copies?
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Locate a JP or a solicitor who can certify documents. Some pharmacists or post-office employees may also be able to certify documents. Alternatively, bring both the photocopies and the original documents to the Faculty of Education and Social Work office (Level 3, Education Building) and have your documents certified by a faculty staff member. You must provide the photocopies – the faculty will not copy your documents for you.



Q. Does my ID have to be certified?
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Yes. You cannot simply submit standard photocopies of your ID.



Q. I don’t have a passport or a birth certificate, will other ID be okay?
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No. You must provide proof of country of citizenship. If you do not have this you will need to obtain a copy of your birth certificate or apply for a passport.



Q. Do I need to include certified copies of my transcripts?
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Yes. They should be certified copies or originals.



Q. I haven’t finished my degree so how can I include a copy of my transcript?
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You need to attach a copy of your transcript even if you are currently completing your degree. The transcript should include the units you are currently undertaking even though they won’t have results listed against them. If you are offered a place in the course you will need to submit proof of completion of the degree at time of enrolment.



Q. I am completing my degree in Summer School 2012–2013. Can I apply for the MTeach?
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Yes, if you will have finished all the requirements of your degree by March 2013. Please include information about units you intend to take in Summer School and provide proof of completion/eligibility for your degree as soon as results are available.