Graduation ceremonies are a formal occasion for you, your family and friends as well as University staff, to celebrate your academic achievement. The ceremonies are held twice a year, in February and July, and mark the official conferral of your award. Each ceremony lasts about one and quarter hours. The February ceremony is usually held on Campus and the July ceremonies are usually held at an off-site venue.
The usual expectation is that students will graduate at the relevant ceremony following the successful completion of their studies. Award certificates are issued to students at the ceremony or sent to them after the ceremony if they choose not to attend in person.
Registering for graduation
All graduates have to complete and submit an Online Graduation Form. The online registration for February 2017 Graduation will be closed on 9 January 2017.
All graduates are required to complete and submit the Tracer Study questionnaires which can be accessed directly at the MOE website.
The online exercise is compulsory. Please refer to the Tracer Letter for more information.
The University is aware that for some students it is particularly important that they receive their award certificate as soon as possible after they have successfully completed their course.
The usual graduation arrangements may mean that a student has to wait for several months until they can receive their certificate at the graduation ceremony. An inter-ceremony graduation procedure has therefore been set up for students who must have their award certificate more quickly. Please see the Inter-ceremony graduation procedure for more information and the relevant form.
Graduating in absentia
If you have graduated in absentia, your certificate will be posted to the address given on your graduation application and you should expect to receive it 6-8 weeks after the ceremony.
If you did not complete the graduation registration form, you will need to contact the Graduation Office to make arrangements for collection.
If you have any queries or if you need any further information, then please contact the Graduation Office. We hope to make this graduation day a special and memorable day for you and your families. We can also be reached by telephone at +6(03) 8924 8751 or +6(03) 8725 3458 /3476 /3469 /3734 /3735.