From the end of Session 2, 2021, all new graduates of BBI The Australian Institute of Theological Education (BBI-TAITE) will now receive certified digital copies of their graduation documents through the My eQuals portal. Printed copies will no longer be posted to students.
My eQuals is a secure and trusted provider of certified digital documents which allows you immediate access to your documents 24/7 from anywhere in the world. It also allows you to securely share your documents online with anyone, including employers and other educational providers. Digital documents last forever and are a practical, secure and more environmentally sustainable solution for document management.
Graduates of BBI-TAITE will have access to the following documents via the My eQuals platform:
- Official Academic Transcript
- Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS)
Why provide certified documents online?
A single electronic copy of a document stored on a secure server avoids the need for multiple original or certified copies, saving time, inconvenience, paper and money.
Application processes are increasingly moving into the digital realm. Using My eQuals, you will be able to provide a hyperlink (URL) with any electronic application rather than attaching scanned documents or sending originals. The benefits are great when submitting multiple applications or overseas applications.
How secure is My eQuals?
My eQuals documents are issued using advanced electronic signatures which are compliant with EU Digital Signatures Directive 1999/93/EC and national enacting legislation. My eQuals documents are both legally-valid and tamper-evident.
My eQuals leaves you in complete control over your electronic documents. Your documents can only be accessed by people you authorise. The simple online interface enables you to share your documents with as many or as few people as you like for as long as you like.
How do I access my digital documents?
All new graduates will receive an email notification to your ‘preferred’ email address (as nominated in Paradigm) when your verified digital documents are available for you. This email will provide you with a link to activate your My eQuals account. Once you have activated your account you will gain access to your documents and be able to view or share them as you wish.
If you are a previous graduate from BBI-TAITE you may request a digital copy of your graduation documents by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have studied units with BBI-TAITE you can order a digital version of your Official Academic Transcript by contacting email@example.com.
You can find more information on the official My eQuals website.