Step 1

Background check

You can apply for a background check either through your local police station or through the Australian Federal Police (AFP)

step 2

documents certifying

Usually there are three documents required to be certified, Degree Certificate, Criminal Record Check and TEFL/TESOL certificate. If you consider yourself to be qualified for TEFL exemption, please kindly provide us with supplementary documents, e.g. reference letter, teaching certification etc. for



  1. Have your documents certified by a solicitor or notary public.

  2. Authenticate your documents by the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade or its office in the territories.

  3. Once your documents got notarised and authenticated, you should then take them to the Embassy or Consulate in Jurisdiction for authentication according to the region where your documents get notarised, but not where it gets authenticated.​​

step 3

Work permit acquiring

The Work Permit is a legal document from the foreign expert supervision department of the employer. This document means the holder has the legal right to work in China as a foreign expert. It also allows the holder to apply for a ‘Z’ visa and residence permit. Applications for a Work Permit can only be submitted by the employer in mainland China.

Once all your documents are ready, please email the clearly scanned version to your employer. They will help you apply for the Work Permit in mainland China.

Step 4

Z work visa

There are three ways for submitting your visa application in the Australia. You can either book a visa appointment with your local Chinese Embassy via the online portal or use the agent service to submit your visa application. Also, you choose to use the postal service for your visa application.