Your UNSW record is protected. If you need someone else to obtain information or documents on your behalf, you must provide your authorisation.
Use this form to
- authorise the release of information relating to your student record to a third party, e.g. parent/guardian, relative or friend
- authorise a third party to apply for and collect documentation relating to your student record on your behalf, e.g. your academic transcript.
How to apply
Complete the online Third-party Authorisation form, providing your personal and student details as well as the details of your nominated third party.
Graduates and past students
- Complete the online Third-party Authorisation form, providing your personal and student details as well as the details of your nominated third party.
- Provide accepted valid identity documentation to certify your identity.
What identity documents are required?
When submitting a Third-party Authorisation form, you are required to upload a certified copy of one of the following forms of photo ID to prove your identity:
- a valid passport, or
- a current Australian driver's licence, or
- a current UNSW Student ID Card – only applicable to students who graduated or were enrolled within the last 6 months.
Your request cannot be processed until:
- certified documentary evidence bearing the signature of a Justice of the Peace is provided, or
- if you are in China, your identity documents are certified by an authorised officer (see below), or
- you provide consent for UNSW to verify the validity of your documents using the DVS*. In this case, you are only required to submit a photocopy of your document
* The Document Verification Service (DVS) is managed by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. The DVS confirms that the details on an identity document such as a passport or driver’s licence match the record held by the government authority that issued it. More information about the DVS is available at www.dvs.gov.au.
How is a document certified?
The certifying officer must:
- 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 a contact telephone number
- state their profession or occupation group
- write on the copy the date certified
- affix the official stamp or seal of the certifier's organisation on the copy.
China: Information for graduates and past students in China
You need to have your identity documents certified by an authorised officer:
- Official UNSW Offshore Representatives (Agents).
- International Development Program in China – Find IDP offices in China by scrolling down to the heading IDP in China.
- Notary Public Offices in China.
- An Australian embassy or consulate.
- The China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC).