Australian Qualifications Feedback
Service Application Form

Before you apply to FASEA for feedback, It is advisable that you seek feedback using the Education Pathway Tool. The Australian Qualification feedback service is to be used for individuals that would like FASEA to provide them feedback about their education pathway.  Ensure that you include certified copies of the academic transcript for each degree, course or qualification.

*Please refer to the definitions in the explanatory notes below.

Checklist

Before submitting the Application Form, please make sure you have:

  • Uploaded a certified copy of the academic transcript for each degree, qualification  or course
  • Uploaded a certified copy of the certificate or academic transcript for any approved study undertaken to attain that designation
  • Selected and paid the correct application fee

Explanatory Notes

Who should use this Application Form?

This form may be used to request feedback about Australian degrees, courses and qualifications.

It may be used by both Existing Advisers and New Entrants to the industry. You should use this form if you are making a new application to FASEA for feedback about your Australian qualification(s).

Do not use this form if:

  • you are seeking an assessment of a foreign qualification.

Who is an Existing Adviser?

The Corporations Act 2001, at section 1546A, states that an existing provider (also referred to as an Existing Adviser) means:

  • (a) a person who:
    • (i) is a relevant provider at any time between 1 January 2016 and 1 January 2019 (except a person who has ceased to be a relevant provider under subsection 1546B (4) or (5)); and
    • (ii) is not banned, disqualified or suspended under Division 8 of Part 7.6 on 1 January 2019; or
  • (b) a person who:
    • (i) at any time between 1 January 2016 and 1 January 2019, provides personal advice in a foreign country to retail clients in relation to relevant financial products; and
    • (ii) is not prohibited under the law of the foreign country from providing such advice on 1 January 2019.

If you do not meet the definition of an Existing Adviser, then you are classified as a New Entrant.

Which qualifications can be included in this application?
You may include the following types of Australian qualifications in your Application:

  • A degree obtained from Australian educational institutions which are at AQF 7 and above. These include bachelor degrees, master degrees and doctorates.
  • Any study undertaken to obtain an Australian professional designation, approved by FASEA and listed in the Corporations (Relevant Providers Degrees, Qualifications and Courses Standard) Determination 2018 (the Legislative Instrument). Professional designations are awarded by professional associations. Examples of professional designations include Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
  • An Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning (ADFP).
  • Individual subjects completed outside of a degree structure, provided those subjects were at the level of AQF7 or above.

FASEA will not provide feedback about these Australian qualifications
Australian qualifications and certifications that are not eligible for feedback include:

  • RG146 certifications or DFP1-4.
  • Any Australian professional designation which you attained without completing approved study.
  • Any study undertaken to obtain an Australian designation that has not been approved by FASEA and is not listed in the Legislative Instrument. Years of work experience will not be considered in this assessment process.

Fees

The processing fee for each Application is $120 for a simple (1-2 qualifications) Application and $250 for a complex (2 or more qualifications) Application.

Your Application will not progress until FASEA receives your payment.

Which documents must accompany this Application Form?

You must provide:

  • a certified copy of the academic transcript for each degree or diploma; and
  • a certified copy of the certificate for each designation together with a certified copy of the academic transcript for any approved study undertaken to attain that designation.

FASEA does not accept original documents and it does not accept copies of documents that have not been certified.

FASEA will not process your Application before it receives the correct, certified documentation (and payment of the fee).

FASEA may request additional information (for example details of course/subject guides). Processing your Application will not commence until this information is provided.

What is a certified copy?

A certified copy is a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document that has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy of the primary document. It does not certify that the primary document is genuine, only that it is a true copy of the primary document produced to the person making the certification.

Who can certify a copy?

Documents must be certified by a person who is authorised as a witness for statutory declarations under Statutory Declarations Regulations 2018 – Schedule 2. This schedule provides a wide range of authorised occupations and office holders who may certify a document.

You cannot certify your own documents, nor can you certify documents for members of your family.

How to certify documents

The original document must be viewed by the certifier and they must personally copy the original document and verify it by completing the following:

  • Use a stamp or write by hand on the copy: ‘this is a true copy of the original document sighted by me’ on each page of the document;
  • Sign the statement on each page;
  • Write by hand the following details:
    • name and business address
    • contact telephone number
    • profession or occupational group
    • date verified
  • Affix the official stamp or seal of the verifier’s organisation on the copy, if the organisation has such a stamp; and
  • If the certifying officer is a Justice of the Peace the certifying officer must list the registration number and the Australian state/territory of registration

The date on the certification should be no older than 12 months as at the time that we receive your documents.

The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited was established in 2017 to set the education, training and ethical standards of financial advisers in Australia.

 

 

The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited was established in 2017 to set the education, training and ethical standards of financial advisers in Australia.