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.