My eQuals is a unique collaborative initiative involving all 47 public universities across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) to establish a shared platform where students and graduates can access to certified official transcripts and degree documents – anytime, anywhere.
The My Equals platform will also allow universities to confirm the digital qualifications of students from China, Europe and America seeking admission to their courses. Overseas institutions can view the digital documents of Australian and New Zealand students applying for entry shared with them by the student/graduate.
My eQuals will minimise the potential for document fraud, facility student mobility and assure the integrity of Australian and New Zealand academic qualifications. For employers and other receiving third parties, My eQuals will create a trusted single source for access and verification of academic credentials.
The My eQuals initiative is being managed by Higher Ed Services. As the My eQuals managing organisation, Higher Ed Services is working closely with university partners and vendors to develop the digital service.
My eQuals is being rolled out in stages, with all 47 participating universities expected to be issuing certified official transcripts and degree documents from August 2018. The program is likely to expand participation to other education providers following the roll-out to the ANZ universities.
Jay Segeth is the My eQuals Program Director.