How to Certify a Document

Documents submitted for student applications to JMC Academy must be either original or certified copies. 

What is a certified copy?

A document is a certified copy when the original and the copy have both been seen by an approved certifying official, and the official has deemed it to be a true copy. 

Who can certify a document?

Within Australia:
  • JMC Academy staff member
  • The Admissions Office or Student Administration of any Australian university or college
  • Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre, Universities Admissions Centre (NSW and ACT), or Victoria Tertiary Admissions Centre
  • Police officer
  • Bank manager or credit union branch manager
  • Solicitor, barrister or patent attorney
  • Pharmacist
  • Postal manager
  • Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
  • Accountant - must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, or the Australian Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or be a Registered Tax Agent
  • Commissioner for declarations

Overseas:

  • The official records department of the institution that originally issued the documents
  • Approved education agents of JMC Academy (please contact international @ jmc.edu.au for a list of approved agents in your country)
  • Australian embassy or consulate
  • Instructions for certification

The authorised person must:
  • Sight the original document and write on the copy “This is a true copy of the original documents sighted by me”
  • Sign and print their name
  • Provide an address and contact telephone number
  • State their profession or occupation group
  • Write the date certified
  • Stamp the copy with the official stamp or seal of their organisation (if they have one).
  • JMC Academy reserves the right to refuse documentation on the grounds of incorrect certification. Falsifying documents is a very serious offence which may result in your application for admission being refused by JMC Academy.