All graduates receive three academic documents. The testamur (degree certificate with University seal), academic transcript, and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement. If you attend a ceremony, you will receive these documents from the Chancellor, during the ceremony. If you graduate in absentia, your documents will be posted to you following the ceremony.
Your graduation documents (Transcript, AHEGS and Testamur) will show your full legal name as it is entered in the University’s enrolment database.
On the Testamur (certificate), it is possible to apply to have one or more of your legal names omitted, or to vary the order of your names in a culturally appropriate order. Colloquial names including nicknames or abbreviations may not be used.
Once approved to graduate, if you would like to apply for any changes to be made to your Testamur, you must:
- contact the Student Services Team urgently on (03) 9853 3177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; and
- proof of identity documentation indicating your full legal name must be supplied with your request.
All students from 1 January 2023, continuing or commencing new courses of study, are required to meet the USI requirements.
Domestic and onshore international students (with visa), including those who commenced prior to 2021, must have a USI in order to graduate and receive their award from 2023.
Postage of Academic Documents
If you graduate in absentia, your award will be acknowledged in your absence at the ceremony and your academic documents will be posted to you, following the date of the ceremony.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your home College has your current postal address.
Students who have not received their academic documents within four weeks of their Graduation ceremony should contact email@example.com.
Academic Documents for Alumni
Students or graduates of the University of Divinity (or the Melbourne College of Divinity) may apply to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at any time for copies of academic documents, on payment of the prescribed fee. Colleges may assist students with this process, but are unable to provide certified academic records to students. Find out more in Academic Records.