Certificate authority – NSW Department of Education

A digital certificate allows an entity taking part in an electronic transaction to prove its identity to other participants in such transactions. Certificates are used in commercial environments as a digital equivalent of an identification card.

NSW Department of Education Certificate Authority (DoE CA) certificates:

  • can be used for digital signatures in order to replace handwritten signatures where transacting parties choose for them
  • can be used for encryption of data
  • can be used to authenticate web resources, such as servers and other devices.

The DoE CA conforms to the current version of CA/Browser Forum's Baseline Requirements. In the event of any inconsistency between the DoE Certification Practice Statement and those requirements, those requirements take precedence over this document.

Download the Digital Certification Practice Statement (PDF 438.3KB)


  • Education support operations
  • Technology

Business Unit:

  • Information Technology
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