How much does it cost to attend a graduation ceremony?
The total direct cost of attending your graduation ceremony is $124.
This includes a $50 ceremony contribution fee plus $74 for academic dress hire.
I am completing my placement. When can I graduate?
Once you have fully satisfied the requirements of your course, you will be able to register for an upcoming Graduation Ceremony.
When completing placement/practical, the final report must be received and processed by your Faculty/College before you will be eligible to graduate.
It is important to note that the Graduation Office is unable to assist with any queries regarding your placement/practical. Please direct those enquiries directly to your Faculty/College.
Why can't I see a graduation tab in My Enrolment?
Graduation tab will become available after you have fully satisfied the requirements for your course/award (generally this occurs after your final Session/Study Period grades official release date).
If you cannot see a graduation choice but believe you have now completed your award please contact our Student Administration Services Team:
T: 1800 005 687
When do I receive my final academic transcript?
Your complimentary academic transcript and Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement are sent within 20-25 working days of when you complete your award.
Incomplete or Not Available grades will delay your final academic transcript.
Testamurs (degree certificates) can only be released after an award is officially conferred (approved) by the University. All testamurs are held securely by the SCU Graduation Office awaiting instructions from each graduating student.
When will I receive my testamur (degree certificate)?
A testamur (degree certificate) is a legal document and can only be released after an award has been conferred (approved) by the University. Your graduation choice will determine how you receive your testamur. Awards must be conferred before you can attend a ceremony.
To avoid delay please ensure your preferred address and phone number are updated in My Enrolment.
Testamurs will be sent by registered mail for domestic deliveries and by courier for all international addresses.
I have picked "Collect". How do I get my testamur?
The Graduation Office is located at A Block, Lismore Campus (A2.37). You will be able to collect your testamur during business hours, after it is conferred (awarded) by the University.
You will need to provide photo identification before your testamur can be released. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6620 3184 to arrange a suitable time to collect
When Will I Receive My Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS)?
An original certified copy of your Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) will be forwarded with your final academic transcript. Visit www.scu.edu.au/ahegs for further information regarding AHEGS.
Will I receive a digital copy of my Transcript, AHEGS and Testamur (degree certificate)?
My eQuals was developed to give students, graduates, employers and third parties anytime, anywhere access to digitally certified testamurs, transcripts and AHEGS.
A digital copy of your transcript and AHEGS will be uploaded to My eQuals within 20 working days of completion of your award. A digital copy of your testamur will be uploaded to My eQuals within 20 working days after your award has been conferred (approved) by the University.
What if I am on sanctions, will I still graduate?
Sanctions will prevent the release of your final academic transcript, AHEGS and testamur. Please contact Student Administration Services for information about how to pay your sanction by phoning 1800 005 687 or emailing email@example.com.
I do not wish to attend a Ceremony or can't attend that day. What are my options?
You can choose any of the following options in My Enrolment or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: You can choose to receive your testamur by mail and it will be sent to you as soon as it has been conferred (awarded) by the University Council.
- Collect: Testamurs can be collected from the Graduation Office, Lismore Campus. Please email or call to arrange a suitable time during business hours for collection.
- Postpone: You can choose to postpone and attend a future Ceremony.
Can I postpone my Graduation Ceremony?
Yes. If you are unable to attend your allocated Ceremony, you can choose to postpone your attendance until a future date.
A list of upcoming Ceremonies can be found on the SCU website.
As soon as you have found a Ceremony you would like to attend, please email the Graduation Office at email@example.com so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Can I change my Ceremony location or time?
Yes. Ceremony allocations are based on your study location or if studying online default to either Lismore Campus or next available ceremony.
You are more than welcome to attend any of our scheduled Ceremonies at any of our locations. A complete list of upcoming Ceremonies can be found on the SCU website.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of the Ceremony you wish to attend so we can make the necessary arrangements.
No. Unfortunately, it's not possible to change the time of your Graduation Ceremony. Each Faculty/College/Cohort is allocated to a particular Ceremony time.
What are the registration deadlines?
|Sydney||24 February 2023||27 January 2023|
|Gold Coast||4-5 April 2023||10 March 2023|
|Coffs Harbour||20 June 2023||19 May 2023|
|Melbourne||1 September 2023||4 August 2023|
|Lismore||29 September 2023||1 September 2023|
Will late registrations be accepted?
No. If you have missed the last day to register for an upcoming Graduation you will need to email email@example.com and register for a later Ceremony.
What time will my Ceremony be held?
Graduation Ceremony times and Faculty/College and cohort allocations will be available after the registration deadline has passed.
As soon as the Ceremony time/s are available, all registered graduands will be advised by email, the details will be published on the Graduation website and the Everything You Need to Know about your Graduation booklet for your ceremony.
Can I bring extra guests or purchase extra tickets?
Following the registration deadline for your ceremony, a decision will be made about whether any additional guest tickets are available. If extra tickets are available, you will be able to purchase them for $20 each when you book and pay for your academic dress online.
The Ceremony will be live streamed and a recording will be available on our website.
Links to book and pay for your academic dress hire as well as information about collection arrangements will be made available as your Ceremony approaches. Please refer to the Everything You Need to Know about your Graduation booklet for your Ceremony.
Will your Ceremonies follow all COVID-19 safety protocols?
Yes, we are following all local health directions in relation to COVID-19 safety protocols.
In addition, we recommend you wear a mask when entering and exiting the venue, use the hand sanitiser provided and, most importantly, if you are unwell stay at home.
What happens if I or my guests feel unwell on the day or in the lead up to the Ceremony?
Importantly, if graduates or guests are unwell, please do not attend the Ceremony.
Graduates can postpone to a later Ceremony and guests can view the Ceremony via the livestream.
If staff deem that graduates or their guest/s are unwell on the day, they may not be allowed to take part in your Ceremony.
In 2021, SCU merged some Schools and created Faculties, graduating students will be presented under the relevant Faculty, College or cohort for their award:
|Former School||New Faculty|
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Business, Law and Arts
2. including Social Science awards
School of Business and Tourism
School of Law and Justice
School of Education
|Faculty of Education|
|School of Health and Human Sciences||
Faculty of Health
School of Environment, Science and Engineering
|Faculty of Science and Engineering
3. including Information Technology awards
4. The Hotel School awards will be presented with their cohort
I have lost my testamur (degree certificate). Can I get a replacement?