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.
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.