Once you’ve met the requirements for your course of study, your home College will apply to the University for you to graduate.
If you believe that you have completed the requirements of your award, or will complete the requirements during the current semester, you can contact your home College in the first instance to check your status.
Formal confirmation of eligibility to graduate must be made by the University’s Academic Board. As soon as this has occurred, eligible students for each ceremony will be sent an email from the Dean of Academic Programs at the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, inviting you to register online for a ceremony. You should complete the registration process whether you intend to attend a ceremony or not.
The online registration will ask you to choose:
- Your preferred ceremony date and location from the options available
- Whether you will attend the ceremony, or graduate in absentia (not attend)
If you do not receive an invitation to graduate by email from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at least four weeks before the ceremony you expect to attend, you should inform the Registrar, or other appropriate officer, at your home College immediately.
Keep your College informed at all times of your current email and postal address.
Why do I need to graduate?
You must graduate in order to receive your awards, to begin using the letters denoting your awards after your names, and to be entitled to wear the appropriate academic dress. Students are presented with three academic documents that constitute proof of the award and provide authorised details of the course of studies completed. These are the testamur (the certificate of the award), the academic transcript, and the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).
There is no cost for attending a graduation ceremony, apart from hire or purchase of academic dress. All graduands are strongly encouraged to attend a ceremony.
Defer my graduation
You can apply to defer your graduation to a future ceremony in the following year. Please contact your College to begin this process.
Can I change my mind about which ceremony I will graduate at?
We encourage you to fully consider the ceremony options (noting dates and locations) before submitting your selection. However, if your situation changes, it is possible to request a change up to 21 days prior to the ceremony date you have selected. Please contact your College if you wish to apply to change your selected ceremony date.
Get help and advice
Please direct all initial enquiries about graduation to your home College.