How can I certify documents?
All supporting documents submitted with an application must be certified copies. A certified (or attested) copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been certified as being a true copy by an authorised person.
The person certifying the photocopy must include the following details on all pages that contain information:
- Stamp or write: "This is a true copy of the document sighted by me."
- Sign, date and provide contact details (name, address and telephone number)
- Use the official stamp or seal of their organisation, or their profession and organisation name.
Copies of originals may be certified by a person or agency recognised by the law of the country in which you live. This may include:
- A National Notary department
- The official records department of the institution that originally issued the document
- A registered accountant
- An Australian overseas diplomatic mission or Australian Educational Centre
- A justice of the peace
- A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
If you are having trouble getting your documents certified, one of FedUni's Agents may be able to help.