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?

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

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.