A Certified Document
Documents submitted for student applications to AFTT must be either original or certified copies. A certified copy of a document is when an approved certifying official has seen both the original and the copy, and the official has deemed it to be a true copy.
Within Australia, a number of people can certify documents. They include:
- AFTT staff member
- The Admissions Office or Student Administration of any Australian university or college
- Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre, Universities Admissions Centre (NSW and ACT), or Victoria Tertiary Admissions Centre
- Police officer
- Bank manager or credit union branch manager
- Solicitor, barrister or patent attorney
- Postal manager
- Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
- Accountant who is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, or the Australian Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or be a Registered Tax Agent
- Commissioner for declarations
- The official records department of the institution that originally issued the documents
- Approved education agents of AFTT (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of approved agents in your country)
- Australian embassy or consulate
The authorised person must:
- Cite the original document and write on the copy “This is a true copy of the original documents cited by me”
- Sign and print their name
- Provide an address and contact telephone number
- State their profession or occupation group
- Write the date certified
- Stamp the copy with the official stamp or seal of their organisation (if they have one).
- AFTT reserves the right to refuse documentation on the grounds of incorrect certification. Falsifying documents is a very serious offence, which may result in your application for admission being refused by AFTT.