Certified copies of documents
As part of the enrolment process or when updating your personal details, you may be required to provide RMIT University with certified copies of important documents, e.g. your birth certificate.
A certified copy is one that has been verified to be a true copy by a witness after they have sighted the original. The person certifying the photocopy must sight the original document and include the following details on all pages that contain information:
- stamp or write, 'This is a true copy of the document sighted by me'
- sign, date and provide contact details (name, address and telephone number)
- the official stamp or seal of their organisation or their profession and organisation name.
Who can certify my documents
RMIT will accept photocopies certified by anyone who is currently employed as:
- an accountant (they must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, or the National Institute of Accountants, or the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or Registered Tax Agents).
- a bank manager, but not a manager of a bank travel centre
- a barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
- a credit union branch manager
- a commissioner for declarations
- a Justice of the Peace
- a medical practitioner (doctor)
- a police officer in charge of a police station, or of the rank of sergeant and above
- a postal manager
- a pharmacist
- a principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school.
Note: RMIT Hub staff can only certify official original documents produced by RMIT University, such as official academic transcripts and statements of academic completion.
If you have any queries about certified copies of documents, please contact:
the Hub on your campus or call +61 3 9925 8980 Monday to Friday during business hours.