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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) authentication

Authorising documents for DFAT

If you are providing documents such as your academic transcript or degree certificate (testamur) to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) they will first need to be signed by an authorised staff member here at the University.

Bring the original, plus any photocopies that you require, to the Student Centre. The process usually takes 10-15 minutes and you don't need to make an appointment.

Only the following documents can be authorised:

  • academic transcripts
  • certificates of graduate status
  • degree certificates
  • confirmation of enrolment notices
  • results notices
  • letters issued by the Student Centre. 

Other documents must be notarised by an Australian Notary Public.

Legalising documents for use overseas

Australian documents being used overseas sometimes need additional government legalisation to ensure that they meet the requirements of foreign governments. DFAT provides an authentication and apostille service for this purpose.

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Last updated: 07 January 2020

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