Attendance at a graduation ceremony

Do I have to attend a graduation ceremony?

You do not have to attend a ceremony to formally graduate with your award; just apply to graduate. When you apply to graduate in studentConnect, we give you the option to choose:

  1. Attend and receive your certificate during a Graduation Ceremony, held in Winthrop Hall on the Crawley campus in Perth; or
  2. Graduate in-absentia and have your certificate mailed to you.

If you do not apply to graduate within two years of completing your course, your award will be automatically conferred in-absentia. Once your award is conferred in absentia you will miss out on the opportunity to attend a future graduation ceremony for your award.

In addition to receiving a hard copy of your original award certificate (testamur) at your ceremony (or posted if selected in-absentia); you will have access to certified digital copies of your award certificate and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) via My eQuals.

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