Chinese Qualifications Verification

The Center for Student Services and Development (CSSD), formerly known as CHESICC, verifies Chinese higher education qualifications for VETASSESS.

This service verifies the authenticity of qualification documents obtained from the People's Republic of China (P.R. China) issued after 1981.

It does not verify qualifications achieved in Macau and/or Hong Kong

Please note: this service does not compare Chinese qualifications with Australian qualifications for skills assessment purposes. The VETASSESS skills assessment is a separate service.

Applying for VETASSESS skills assessment for migration purposes

If you wish to include any qualifications awarded from P.R. China as part of your VETASSESS Skills Assessment application, you are required to apply for both the Chinese Qualifications Verification report and a Skills Assessment at the same time.

We cannot conduct your Skills Assessment without first receiving a Chinese Qualification Verification report from the relevant ministries in P.R. China.

The documents that CSSD can verify include:

  • Degree award certificates
  • Academic transcripts
  • Certificates of graduation

Who can apply?

This service is available for individuals or migration agents seeking a Skills Assessment for migration. The service may also be used by government bodies, educational institutions and businesses seeking verification of qualifications achieved in P. R. China.

How to apply

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

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

If you have collected all 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 the completion of the verification, the following documents will be posted to you (electronic copy not available):

  • VETASSESS verification letter stating the verification outcome result
  • Credentials report of your Certificate of Graduation (in Chinese) 
  • Credentials report of your Degree Certificate (in English)
  • Credentials report of your academic transcript in both Chinese and English



VETASSESS works directly with the relevant educational authorities in the People's Republic of China (P.R. China) in order to verify both the authenticity and the recognition status of the qualifications and documents you submit for skills assessment purposes. Our verification service provides the ONLY source of verification outcomes for use in VETASSESS Skills Assessments.

As part of the working arrangement with the Chinese government, VETASSESS requires all applicants who hold qualifications awarded in P.R. China to be verified through our Chinese Qualifications Verification of VETASSESS. You are required to apply through VETASSESS for your Qualifications Verification even if you have already obtained Credential Reports from the relevant verification authorities.

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 your nominated occupation. However, if that qualification includes credits granted from any previous studies, the earlier qualification/s will also need to be verified together with the later or higher qualification.

Please note you may use the verification reports again when you lodge a subsequent application for skilled migration purposes with the Department of Home Affairs. It is therefore suggested that you submit both the verification results and any VETASSESS result letters together with your other visa-related documents when lodging an application to the Department of Home Affairs. 

For applicants referred to us by other skills assessing authorities/ professional bodies, please ensure you have read the latest information regarding the verification process before applying to VETASSESS.

A negative or non-genuine verification result, meaning that either 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 a qualification cannot be assessed for skills assessment purposes and, will therefore lead to an unsuccessful VETASSESS skills assessment outcome. A positive verification result however, can be used for skills assessment purposes but does not automatically guarantee a positive skills assessment outcome. A positive (verified) qualification from P.R. China will be assessed by our assessment guidelines in order to determine equivalence to qualifications currently listed in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Most Chinese Qualification Verification applications are completed within 8-10 weeks, with a small number of cases taking longer (for instance, any qualifications awarded before 1995).

Therefore, please allow at least 8 weeks before making any status inquiries with VETASSESS. In addition, failure to submit all required documents in the first instance may cause considerable delays in completing your Chinese Qualification Verification application. Your Chinese Qualification Verification cannot be completed until we receive all required documentation. Please refer to the Required Documents section of our website before submitting your application.

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