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Graduations

Congratulations – you’ve graduated! Well done! This is an exciting time in your life and should be celebrated amongst your family, friends, and peers. All the information that you need for your graduation can be found below.

Graduation Ceremony Schedules

As a CQUniversity graduate, you may attend a graduation ceremony at any of the locations we host. Review our graduation ceremony schedule for graduation dates, times, and venues.

Registration closing details

If you wish to attend a graduation ceremony, you must register for your preferred ceremony via My Centre prior to the registration closure of your chosen ceremony. Review our list of registrations closure dates for each of our ceremonies.

How to register for graduations

Follow the instructions on how to register for graduation to either:

  • attend a graduation ceremony
  • elect to have your testamur posted
  • elect to pick up your testamur from the Awards and Results Office, Building 2, CQUniversity North Rockhampton campus only.
Academic Regalia

As part of your graduation registration, you will provide your head size and height. From this, our database collates this information for us to be able to provide you with your gown, stole for hire and your mortarboard for your special Graduation Day. For more details on how your regalia will look like, please visit Academic Regalia.

FAQ's

Where can I find additional ticketing information?

With your graduation registration fee, you automatically receive two complimentary guest tickets (you as a graduate do not require a ticket). Depending on venue capacity, additional tickets may be available for purchase. If so, the Graduation Office will send information regarding additional tickets via the Ceremony Information Sheet emailed to all registered students for a ceremony, following the ceremony closure date. Please do not contact the Graduation Office in regards to these additional tickets, as they will not be released earlier. Tickets are sold on a first in, first served basis, so we recommend purchasing these tickets as soon as we send the purchasing link through to the graduate via the Ceremony Information Sheet, to avoid disappointment.

What’s included in my fees?

To attend a graduation ceremony, the graduation registration fee is $160.00. This fee includes your attendance to the graduation ceremony, the hire of your academic regalia, your mortarboard (hat) which we gift to you to keep, light refreshments after the ceremony and two complimentary guest tickets (you as a graduate do not require a ticket). This graduation registration fee is a standard fee for all graduates. No reductions to this fee will be made, irrespective of regalia you may already own.

Why can’t I register?

Access the "Register for Graduation" section on CQUcentral and follow the prompts to complete the graduation registration. If you have forgotten your password or having difficulties accessing CQUCentral you will need to speak with helpdesk and they will reset it for you or assist in resolving your issues.  The contact number is 1300666620.

What if I can’t attend graduation?

You must still complete an electronic Graduation Registration via CQUCentral. You can choose to either collect your testamur - available from the Awards and Results Office, Building 2, CQUniversity North Rockhampton campus only- at no cost or have your testamur mailed (testamurs are sent by registered post). Costs differ if you elect for the testamur to be mailed within Australia or mailed to an overseas address. For any enquiries relating to the printing or posting of your testamur, please contact the Awards and Results office on aar@cqu.edu.au.

More FAQ’s

Post nominals

Post nominals are the abbreviated form of university awards, which are listed after a person's name to indicate their academic qualifications.  For example, Joe Citizen MBA(MktgMgt) CQU or Joe Citizen BA(Hons) CQU.

This listing provides the post nominals for all programs offered by CQUniversity, both past and current.

Please note that levels of achievement, such as 'with distinction' or 'first class' (for honours) are not included in post nominals.

If your program is not contained in the Post Nominals listing, please email your program details and student number.

Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) is a national survey being conducted for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training as part of Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT). The results of this survey will help higher education providers and the government to improve the student experience. Your feedback is very important, and will contribute directly to the quality of teaching and learning for current and future students. The Social Research Centre, a leading research organisation, on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, administers the GOS. Graduates selected to participate in the GOS will receive an email invitation with a link to the online questionnaire approximately four months after completion of their award. We strongly encourage you to participate in this survey but your involvement is voluntary. All responses are confidential and no personal information will be linked to your response.

For more information, please visit http://www.gos.edu.au/