Details of the work rights required by the University
All employees are required to provide certified copies of documents showing Australian work rights. These can be any of the following:
Citizens of Australia or New Zealand
A certified copy of either
- A valid Australian or New Zealand passport
- An Australian citizenship certificate and an Australian driver's licence or Government issued photo ID
- An Australian birth certificate and an Australian driver's licence or Government issued photo ID
- A certificate of evidence of Australian citizenship and an Australian driver's licence or Government issued photo ID
- A screenshot of the AEC electoral enrolment check and an Australian driver's licence or Government issued photo ID
Citizens of other countries
- Certified copy of current passport and certified visa grant notification
How do I satisfy this requirement?
Please scan a certified photocopy of these documents and send by email to email@example.com or, if you have already received your University of Melbourne IT staff login, upload this via our online form at http://go.unimelb.edu.au/4e2r.
Note: In light of the current COVID-19 situation - we will only be accepting work rights documents electronically.
What is a certified copy of a document?
For the purposes of work rights applications at the University of Melbourne a certified copy is a photocopy of an original document that is verified as sighted (along with the original) by
- a member of staff of the University including your supervisor or
- any of the following professionals: http://ask.unimelb.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1094
How to certify:
- Take the original and a copy to an authorised person.
- The person will write on every page of the copy: “I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original.”
- The person will sign each statement and write their profession. For example, 'Pharmacist'.
Why are we asking for this?
Under Section 245 AB of the Migration Act 1958, the University of Melbourne has a legal obligation to ensure all employees have the right to work in Australia.