For points based migration you will receive points
for your highest qualification only.
Recognition of your qualifications
The authority undertaking your skills assessment
may determine if your qualifications
comparable to the relevant Australian qualification. Assessing authorities are listed
against your occupation in the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations. You must
obtained this recognition at the time you are invited to apply for a visa.
If you hold an overseas qualification at bachelor level or above and your skills
authority did not offer an opinion on that qualification then it is open to you to
Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services (VETASSESS) for advice.
VETASSESS can provide an assessment of the comparative educational level of
qualifications against the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Advice from
should be provided with your application to support your claim for these points.
Doctoral requirements (PhD)
You can only be awarded points for a doctoral degree if you have completed a
at the relevant level, that is, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). You cannot claim these
for the award of other qualifications that give you the right to use to the title of
(that is, general practitioner, dentist, vet).
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