Chinese Qualifications Verification

VETASSESS is authorised by China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) and China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) to verify Chinese education qualifications. We verify Chinese qualification documents obtained in China (except for Macau and Hong Kong) issued after 1981. This service verifies the authenticity of documents and does not compare Chinese qualifications with Australian equivalents.

Applying for VETASSESS skills assessment for migration purposes

If you wish to include qualifications awarded in the People's Republic of China in your VETASSESS Skills Assessment for migration purpose, you are required to apply for Chinese Qualifications Verification. We recommend that you apply for Chinese Qualification Verification and Skills Assessment at the same time. We cannot conduct your Skills Assessment before the Chinese Qualification Verification is complete.

Who can apply?

This service is suitable for individuals or migration agents seeking a Skills Assessment for migration as well as government bodies, educational institutions and business corporations seeking document verification for business.

Which qualifications do we verify?

We are authorised to verify the following documents:

  • Higher education degrees (ie: Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Degrees and Doctorates)
  • Higher education certificates of graduation
  • Secondary level and post-secondary level certificates of graduation
  • Academic transcripts of higher education or vocational education programmes
  • Certificates of high school graduation examination
  • Records of high school graduation examination
  • Certificates of attendance of higher education programmes
  • Occupational qualifications certificates (issued by OSTA)

How to apply

Applications can be lodged online. Before applying, ensure you have read the following sections:

  1. Application Process
  2. Required Documents
  3. Application Fee

If you've collected all the required documents you can proceed directly to the application process by following the link below.

Apply / Track Application

What will we provide you with?

After verification is successful, applicants will be issued the following certificates:

  • Verification letter (either positive or negative)
  • Credentials report issued by verification authorities of China
  • Verified transcripts in both Chinese and English




We work with the verification authorities in China to verify both the authenticity and the recognition status of the qualification documents. This provides the ONLY acceptable verification outcomes for VETASSESS Skills Assessment.

VETASSESS requires all qualifications awarded in China for assessment to be verified through Chinese Qualifications Verification of VETASSESS. You are required to apply through VETASSESS for your Qualifications Verification even if you have obtained Credential Reports from the verification authorities already.

For applicants who require the Chinese Qualifications Verification for VETASSESS skills assessment purposes, you only need to apply for verification of the qualification that meets the minimum requirement of the nominated occupation. If the qualification has gained credits from the previous study, the earlier qualification needs to be verified together with the later qualification.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) often requires all Chinese qualifications to be verified. You may use the verification results again when you lodge your application for skilled migration with DIBP. When you submit the verification results to DIBP, you are suggested to send both the Credential Reports and VETASSESS Confirmation letters together with other DIBP required documents.

For applicants referred by other assessing authorities/professional bodies, please contact your assessing authority/professional body for the latest information regarding verification before applying to VETASSESS.

A negative verification result, meaning either that the qualification is not recognised by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China, or is not recorded in MOE's or the educational institution's database, will normally mean that the qualification cannot be assessed, or will lead to a negative assessment outcome. A positive verification result will be used for assessment, but does not automatically generate a positive assessment. The qualification will be assessed by using assessment guidelines against the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Most Chinese Qualification Verification applications are completed within 6-8 weeks, but a small number of cases may take longer (e.g awards received before 1995), for various reasons. Please allow 6 weeks before making any status inquires. Failure to submit the required documentation will cause considerable delays in your Chinese Qualification Verification. Your Chinese Qualification Verification cannot be processed unless we have received all of the required documentation.