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Congratulations – you've completed your qualification! 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.

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.

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

Follow the instructions on how to register for graduation to attend a graduation ceremony.

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, please visit Academic Regalia.

CQUniversity is proud of its commitment to Reconciliation between Australia’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

To enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have their ancestry recognised during graduation ceremonies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduands have the option of wearing an Indigenous sash for their Graduation.

The wearing of the sash enables the community, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to celebrate the achievement of the growing number of Indigenous graduates and to reflect on our University’s and nation’s Reconciliation goals.

CQUniversity’s Indigenous sash is based on artwork commissioned from Chaboo Designs and represents the Indigenous Community within the University, as part of CQUniversity Australia’s commitment to reconciliation.

The sash acknowledges and is reflective of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

If you are an Indigenous Graduate and you have registered to attend a Graduation Ceremony, an invitation to receive the Cultural Sash will be extended to you from the Indigenous Student Engagement team, via your student email.

If you wish to receive a Cultural Sash, you will need to respond to the invitation sent to your student email, advising you would like to.

For more information you can email indigenous@cqu.edu.au.

To help you answer some of the questions you may have, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you out! Have a read through these so you’re in the know in the lead up to your graduation ceremony.

Postnominals 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 postnominals 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 postnominals.

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

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 the 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 gos.edu.au.