My eQuals for third parties
Answer ID 2928 | Last updated on 01/10/2022 11.05 PM
Third parties can trust in our My eQuals credentials with qualifications that are digitally certified and verified by UWA, protecting you against fraud.
My eQuals ensures the authenticity of certified documents when accessed online through the My eQuals portal. Documents can only be uploaded or modified by the issuing university.
When UWA issues digital documents to a student or graduate via My eQuals, the student/graduate is the only person who can decide who to share the document with. If you would like to receive a digital document, you will need to contact the student/graduate directly. When the student shares a document from the repository, the person invited to view the document will receive an email directly from My eQuals (Digitary) and not from the student's email account. This is how external organisations can know this is a legitimate document coming from the secure repository.
There are two ways in which you can receive a digital document that has been shared with you:
- A student/graduate can provide you with a link directing you to their official documents.
Check that the link starts with https://myequals.net/ to be sure it’s authentic.
- Students/graduates can also download a cryptographically signed PDF copy of the document and upload it during your application process, or attach it to an email to you.
The PDF will contain a blue ribbon above the document, which says ‘Certified by Student Services <firstname.lastname@example.org>, The University of Western Australia, certificate issued by GlobalSign CA 3 for AATL. Signed and all signatures are valid’. (In Adobe Acrobat Reader, documents that have been tampered with or modified will contain a red ‘X’ and error message in the blue ribbon.)
My eQuals is not an enquiry system that allows you to search a database of records. If you would like to search for a graduand and their award, you can use UWA’s online verification database.
When accessing My eQuals use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, EDGE or Internet Explorer 11 browsers (Internet Explorer 10 and older versions aren't supported). You can find out more about the security of digital document on the Receiving Documents via My eQuals.