Qualifications Assessment Service

Have your qualifications assessed before you apply for uni

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You can use UAC’s Qualifications Assessment Service (QAS) if you would like to find out your UAC rank before submitting a formal application for study.

You can also use QAS if you are applying direct to an institution that requires you to provide a qualifications assessment statement (eg applications for graduate entry to University of Sydney Medical School and at the Australian Defence Force Academy).

    QAS assessments are limited to:

    • completed Year 12-level studies
    • tertiary studies.

    Our assessments:

    • are not an application for study at UAC’s participating institutions
    • are a guide only and UAC’s participating institutions are not bound by the assessments
    • are valid as at the date of assessment and based on the confidential common assessment procedures and guidelines approved by UAC’s participating institutions
    • are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the QAS disclaimer below
    • cost $150 (GST incl.) and usually take one to two weeks to process (may take longer during peak processing periods in May and June).

    • Tap the Apply or log in button at the top of this page.
    • Select Qualifications Assessment Service from the drop-down menu.
    • Follow the prompts to complete your application.
    • Ensure you list all qualifications (complete and/or incomplete) that require assessment.

    The Qualifications Assessment Service provides a statement of your study history at a particular point in time.

    Please ensure that you list all qualifications (complete and/or incomplete) that require assessment.

    Once a statement has been issued to you, we will ignore any qualifications you add to your application and any academic results you achieve.

    If you need to provide supporting documents, you will be prompted to do so in your application. The required documents will also be listed in your Confirmation of Application, which you can download when you complete your application.

    All documents must be uploaded as PDFs via your application. You must also provide official proof of change of name (eg marriage certificate) for any documents that are in another name.

    Applications opened: 16 Apr 2024
    Applications closed: 30 May 2024

    We assess qualifications for applicants to these programs during a specified period of time each year. It is your responsibility to be aware of this time period.

    You can only add qualifications to your application during the specified QAS application period. Any qualifications added after this period will be ignored.

    Any academic results you achieve after the specified QAS application period will also be ignored, unless The University of Sydney directly requests an updated assessment from UAC.

    Your UAC rank

    For each assessable qualification you submit, you will receive a statement listing your qualification and a UAC rank based on your results. Your UAC rank is based on common assessment procedures and guidelines approved by our participating institutions.

    Institutions use the UAC rank in different ways when assessing applications for admission. For example, they can give different weightings to different qualifications, or use a UAC rank in combination with other selection criteria. Therefore, your UAC rank is not necessarily your selection rank.

    Before you apply for a course, contact the relevant university admissions office for advice on your eligibility for admission to a particular course and to discuss your options.

    Your GPA (or similar measure of achievement in secondary studies)

    If you submit an assessable tertiary qualification, you'll be notified of your grade point average. Find out how we assess your tertiary qualifications.

    Your Qualifications Assessment Statement is the result of an assessment of your qualifications at a particular point in time. It is valid as at the date of assessment.

    Your statement is not an application for study.

    How we assess your qualifications

    We assess your qualifications using methodology approved by UAC's participating institutions. This methodology is based on recommendations from Australian Education International through the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR), the National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC) and other relevant sources available to UAC. It's important to be aware that the way we assess qualifications can change over time if UAC’s methodology changes.

    Current UAC methodology for assessing tertiary qualifications

    How your statement can be used

    Your Qualifications Assessment Statement can give you an indication of whether or not you are likely to be eligible for further study. Use it to inform your discussions with institutions about entry to their courses. However, note that institutions:

    • do not have to accept UAC’s assessment
    • may look at qualifications other than those that have been assessed for this statement
    • may use a wide range of selection criteria, in addition to your qualifications.