In general terms, My eQuals will eliminate the potential for document fraud and assure the integrity and security of qualifications from Australian and New Zealand Universities.
For student and graduates, My eQuals will enhance student mobility by providing anywhere, anytime access and the ability to share digital documents with employers, universities and other parties.
For universities, employers and other recipients, My eQuals will streamline the production, management and verification of credentials documentation.
Receiving organisations will also be able to rely on the authenticity of the documents and be less concerned about potential fraud.
This link describes the My eQuals benefits in more detail.
My eQuals is a shared platform that is owned by the participants and the digital documents that are accessible through the platform are provisioned by the participants themselves.
The My eQuals initiative is led by Higher Ed Services (the professional services arm of Universities Australia) and supports a global statement known as the Groningen Declaration . The primary goal of the declaration is to enable, “Citizens world-wide [to] be able to consult and share their authentic educational data with whomever they want, whenever they want, wherever.”
Forty-six universities across Australia and New Zealand are planning to implement the My eQuals platform in 2017-2018, providing this service to more than 95% of the student population.
The initiative is widely supported by national leaders, including by the Australian Minister for Education and Training, the Department of Education and Training, Universities Australia, Universities New Zealand, the Tertiary Education and the Quality and Standards Agency.
Students and graduates can, in turn, share their academic records with third parties online, controlling who can see their records and for how long.
Please refer to the “Help” section on the My eQuals login page for further details of the specific workings of the platform.
Employers and other recipients should also refer to the “Receiving documents” page for details.
You should also contact your university who may be able to issue you with a hard copy document.
When My eQuals is in place, individual universities will determine their own charges, which may vary from university-to-university.
The future availability of physical documents will depend on individual university policy. Please contact the issuing university directly or through the myequals.edu.au or myequals.ac.nz websites to check.
If your university does not appear in the list when you are trying to login or on the Profile setting page where you can link an education provider, your university requires you to create an account on My eQuals and does not offer the ability to authenticate using your university username and password. For example RMIT, Otago University and Auckland University of Technology do not appear as universities in the lists.
- Check your spam/junk mail folder.
- If you logged in with your university credentials prior to Dec 05 2017 you may not have established an account or the email associated with your account might not be the one you are trying to reset.
- Login with your university credentials again and navigate to Profile settings, change password and check the email address associated with the account
- Check that the email address you are trying to reset is registered
Students and graduates who have been issued documents on the My eQuals platform will receive an email notification from the university when a document is available. This email will contain instructions and a link to create an account in the context defined by your university.
If you have any questions please refer these to your education provider.
Check with the person or organisation you are sharing the document with they may have specific instructions.
- Generate a link (no email specified)
You can then copy and paste this link into an email to the third party or insert it into your CV or other document, giving whoever recieves your document or email access to the certified document.
- Generate a link (specifying an email address) – Not recommended
My eQuals will send an email to that address with a link to your document.
However the recipient of the email does not receive any contentual information … why have they received the document? Does this match someone who is applying for admission or a job? This can be problematic if your name has changed. Also the third party has no way to contact you for further information!
- Send to a registered organisation
Some universities allow you to send documents to them using this feature, if the organisation you want to send your document does not appear check with the organisation how they want to receive certified documents
- Download the document as a PDF
Many third parties require/allow you to upload files as part of their application process